In this sequel to “The Unwelcome Stranger,'” we find Livia on the run from Lucius Marius. She has escaped the Marius home, married Marcus and is well on her way to Carthage. A terrible storm suddenly changes everything. Their ship is damaged and they are forced to put in on the coast of Italia. Little does she know that Lucius Marius has come home and discovered her absence. He is on the Emperor’s business and is moving down the coast and is right behind her. When he doesn’t find her on the ship, he makes other plans to bring her home. He has one of his soldiers, Crispus Cadellus, disguise himself and orders him to find her and bring her back. Marcus and Livia fall for the ruse and take Crispus into their home thinking he is a runaway servant.
Will Crispus betray them to Lucius? Will Livia never be free from her obligation to him? Come join Livia in this exciting story of deceit, betrayal and redemption.