Having read and thoroughly enjoyed the entire Roma Nova series, I eagerly opened up the new installment, Carina. This installment takes place between the first two books of the series and finds Carina tasked to apprehend an alleged traitor in Quebec and return her to Roma Nova. A straightforward task for a member of the elite Praetorian officer corps. However, things turn out to be a bit more complicated and she is plunged into a web of deception and intrigue. The author has given the reader another gem of a tale with her usual fast paced style, believable scenarios and the real sensation that Roma Nova could exist in the modern world. When I started reading Carina, it was with the thought that I would take my time with this novella, as I was also reading a couple of other books that had review deadlines looming. Hah! I was so engrossed and taken in by Alison’s skillful creative abilities, that I finished Carina in two sittings. So, dear readers, help yourself to another 5 Star entry to the Roma Novan catalog.