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By: Lewis Mann


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A Roman execution squad has been assigned to guard the dead body of the man they put to death a couple of days earlier. It seems like it should be an easy operation for a change. But something – they are not sure what – has happened during the night and the body has disappeared, putting the whole squad in jeopardy. What can they do? The penalty for sleeping on duty is death. The penalty for losing a prisoner is death. There is only one thing to do – run for their lives!

Only one man is experienced enough to know how to cope with the vagaries of the barren, arid and inhospitable countryside, as well as the dangers posed by resistance fighters, Roman military police and untrustworthy locals. Their NCO is a man who is better known for his ability to work the system, or to make the system work for him. However, soon the squad comes to realise that the man they call Affa has a wealth of soldiery experience to call on, which may be their only chance of survival…

Lewis Mann is a qualified mechanical engineer and has spent many years in works engineering management and in engineering service management. Now retired, his many hobbies and interests include reading, painting, walking, music, as well as DIY crafts and has now decided to add writing to the list. He has been bandmaster of his local salvation army band for more than 45 years and has been married to his wife Joan for more than 50 years. He has three children and six grandchildren.

Customer Reviews
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  • Martyn

    This is a really interesting telling of an event that we are all familiar with. Here we have an experienced soldier who knows all the tricks of the trade, and a rookie soldier, straight our of training, trying to find his way in the world. I enjoyed how the author gave you the nitty gritty of the situation, how the mundane tasks were written in such a way that it was interesting to read. Affa has a clever ending and is well worth a read. I would recommend this book from this new author, bring on the next one!

  • Ashley

    A very good & easy read. Encapsulating from start to finish

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