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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date November 8, 2005
Pages 278
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780812974614
ISBN-10 0812974611
Dimensions 0.75 by 0.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Recently placed in charge of the Aqua Augusta, the aqueduct that brings fresh water to thousands of people around the bay of Naples, Roman engineer Marius Primus struggles to discover why the aqueduct has ceased delivering water and heads to the slopes of Mount Vesuvius to find the problem, only to come face to face with an impending catastrophe of mammoth proportions. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: BESTSELLER - "Terrific... gripping... A literally shattering climax." -- The New York Times Book Review 

All along the Mediterranean coast, the Roman empire’s richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas, enjoying the last days of summer. The world’s largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum. The tourists are spending their money in the seaside resorts of Baiae, Herculaneum, and Pompeii.

But the carefree lifestyle and gorgeous weather belie an impending cataclysm, and only one man is worried. The young engineer Marcus Attilius Primus has just taken charge of the Aqua Augusta, the enormous aqueduct that brings fresh water to a quarter of a million people in nine towns around the Bay of Naples. His predecessor has disappeared. Springs are failing for the first time in generations. And now there is a crisis on the Augusta’ s sixty-mile main line—somewhere to the north of Pompeii, on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.

Attilius—decent, practical, and incorruptible—promises Pliny, the famous scholar who commands the navy, that he can repair the aqueduct before the reservoir runs dry. His plan is to travel to Pompeii and put together an expedition, then head out to the place where he believes the fault lies. But Pompeii proves to be a corrupt and violent town, and Attilius soon discovers that there are powerful forces at work—both natural and man-made—threatening to destroy him.

With his trademark elegance and intelligence, Robert Harris, bestselling author of Archangel and Fatherland, re-creates a world on the brink of disaster.

Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780099282617 Book cover for 9780345475671 Book cover for 9780812974614
 
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Reprint edition from Random House Inc (November 8, 2005)
9780812974614 | details & prices | 278 pages | 0.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.00
About: When the aqueduct that brings fresh water to thousands of people around the bay of Naples fails, Roman engineer Marius Primus heads to the slopes of Mount Vesuvius to investigate, only to come face to face with an impending catastrophe.
Reprint edition from Fawcett Books (October 1, 2004)
9780345475671 | details & prices | 349 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Recently placed in charge of the Aqua Augusta, the aqueduct that brings fresh water to thousands of people around the bay of Naples, Roman engineer Marius Primus struggles to discover why the aqueduct has ceased delivering water and heads to the slopes of Mount Vesuvius to find the problem, only to come face to face with an impending catastrophe of mammoth proportions.
from Gardners Books (September 27, 2004)
9780099282617 | details & prices | 352 pages | List price $13.70
About: A sweltering week in late August.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780739307892 Book cover for 9780739341773
 
With Michael Cumpsty (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Random House (September 5, 2006)
9780739341773 | details & prices | 5.50 × 5.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.99
About: BESTSELLER - "Terrific.
With Michael Cumpsty (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Random House (November 1, 2003)
9780739307892 | details & prices | 6.00 × 4.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.48 lbs | List price $29.95
About: When the aqueduct that brings fresh water to thousands of people around the bay of Naples fails, Roman engineer Marius Primus heads to the slopes of Mount Vesuvius to investigate, only to come face to face with an impending catastrophe.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780739307885
 
With Michael Cumpsty (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Random House (November 1, 2003)
9780739307885 | details & prices | 7.25 × 4.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.36 lbs | List price $25.95
About: When the aqueduct that brings fresh water to thousands of people around the bay of Naples fails, Roman engineer Marius Primus heads to the slopes of Mount Vesuvius to investigate, only to come face to face with an impending catastrophe.
from Gardners Books (September 4, 2003)
9781856867030 | details & prices | List price $24.85
About: Engineer Marcus Attilius Primus has taken charge of the Aqua Augusta, the aqueduct which brings water to a quarter of a million people.
Prebinding
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (May 29, 2008)
9781435294011 | details & prices | 278 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $22.95
from Turtleback Books (November 1, 2004)
9781417664146 | details & prices | 349 pages | 4.00 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $18.45

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