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'Pompeii' Sets Mystery in Shadow of Vesuvius

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'Pompeii' Sets Mystery in Shadow of Vesuvius

'Pompeii' Sets Mystery in Shadow of Vesuvius

'Pompeii' Sets Mystery in Shadow of Vesuvius

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Robert Harris's novel Pompeii is an historical thriller set on the eve of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79, A.D. The story involves a widowed engineer who comes to investigate problems brewing in the tunnels and aqueducts of ancient Rome. Alan Cheuse has a review.

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