The Used Virgin – An Argolicus Mystery
Mystery in History
After Rome, before the Middle Ages, Italy belonged to the Ostrogoths.
A corrupt governor. A young girl. An old man. Argolicus unravels the threads.
When a life-long friend disappears, a peaceful retreat to the provinces turns into a challenge to the local governor for Argolicus.
A cruel slander originates from the venal governor. When Argolicus visits the governor, he discovers an unscrupulous plot destined to impoverish his friend. When his lifelong tutor overhears a comment, they set out to find their friend only to discover base cruelty and a secret plot. . A plot that challenges the King’s people, the roots of Roman civility, and his friend’s life.
Affronted, he pursues the thread. Little does he know that his investigation will pitch him in a fight with thugs and ultimately set him head-to-head with the governor.
5 Stars “A rich tapestry of interactions that serve to draw the reader deeper in...” “The feel of a time long passed as a mystery unfolds.”
About Zara Altair (Portland, Oregon Author)
Zara Altair lives in Beaverton, Oregon. She is a fiction author writing in the historical fiction genre. Her approach to writing is to present the puzzle and let Argolicus and Nikolaos find the solution encountering a bit of adventure and some humor in their search. Her stories are rich in historical detail based on years of research.