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Timaeus the Tracker- Customer Reviews

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Timaeus the Tracker 

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This is a great fun mystery, a private investigator tale set in Roman-occupied Judea. What an interesting place and time, with the start of TIMAEUS THE TRACKER in the town of Capernaum beside Lake Tiberias on the River Jordan. Romans, Jews, Persians, Nubians, tax-evaders and everybody else passing through the area make for a varied cast. Tensions include rebellious Zealots, determined to regain control of the area conquered by Roman general Pompey; the wealthy in villas paying mercenaries to guard them against the impoverished and banditry; and of course the age-old family or tribal disputes.
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I admit I usually avoid historical novels that take place during the time of the Roman Empire. That was such a long, long, long time ago, but I was compelled to read this murder mystery because the premise was especially creative and the cast of players make for strange bedfellows—so to speak.
Timaeus the Tracker by Larry Winebrenner is a well-crafted action-adventure tale focusing on the exploits of Aaron Bartimaeus. Fateful events in his life cause him to create an alter ego known as Timaeus the Tracker throughout the land of Judea. Word of his exploits reach the palace of Governor Marconius, who hires the Tracker for what Timaeus sees as a highly unusual assignment. He is concerned with what he perceived as certain treachery at the end of the trail, as well as the animosity of the Zealots who suspect the Tracker of being a Roman spy. Yet his success depends on the cooperation of Elizabeth and Lila, two women who play key roles in this intriguing novel.