When the young archaeologist Maddy Crowe is drafted in to work as costume advisor on a major feature film about the Roman emperor Septimius Severus, she soon finds herself in the backbiting company of Hollywood actors – and a long way from her normal, safe world of academia.
But things are about to get much worse.
The mood on set quickly turns sour when an unknown writer arrives, claiming that the director stole his plot. Twenty minutes after he disappears people lie on the floor, bleeding from near-fatal gunshot wounds. The writer is now the police’s prime suspect and a massive manhunt is underway.
Maddy knows something is amiss. In an attempt to clear the writer’s name, Maddy pairs up with fellow archaeologist and film-adviser Dr Jeffrey Flint to conduct her own private investigation. Marauding through film sets from southern England to the Scottish Highlands, she must use her intuition to figure out who was behind the attack, and who the intended target might have been.
Flint and Maddy are about to find out that some things are better left in the past…
Blood and Sandals delves into the ancient past whilst taking the reader on a whirlwind adventure through the present.