(From the publisher):
It is late August of AD 79. The Roman world is reeling from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Volcanic ash covers the land, sunsets are blood-red and the sea gives up the corpses of the dead.
At a makeshift camp south of Stabia, hundreds of refugees from the cities of Vesuvius try to come to terms with the disaster. When children begin to go missing from the camp, Flavia Gemina and her friends Jonathan, Nubia, and Lupus investigate a powerful and charismatic man known as the Patron.
A dangerous trail leads them to the caves and grottoes of Sorrento, where they encounter pirates, slave dealers—and possible death.
Original title: The Pirates of Pompeii
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Mystery
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ Europe→ Ancient World