Marcus Corvinus VII. When Pegasus, racing mega-star and lead driver of the Whites faction, is found stabbed to death in the alleyway beside Renatius’ wineshop, Marcus Corvinus is already on site. The local district watch – crooked to a man – claim that the killer’s motive was simple theft. Corvinus knows differently. Tracking the murderer down – with the often unwilling help of his wife, Perilla – takes Marcus deep into the murky world of Roman chariot-racing with all its secrets, skulduggeries, and scams; and his task is not made any easier by the fact that in the process he has a lovesick major-domo, an invisible dagger, and Mount Etna to contend with. Cover art by Sally Taylor.