New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A time traveling novel featuring a 1990s Los Angeles lawyer with no special technical or historical knowledge. Nicole Gunther-Perrin is a single mother of two, struggling with daycare, a deadbeat ex-husband and being overlooked for promotion. And then one morning she awakens in second-century Carnuntum, a town near the Roman Empire's borders where death, disease, and dirt are commonplace. Slavery and corporal punishment are facts of life, and war, pillage, and rape are constant threats. Mere survival is hard work, especially when plague and war come to the time. SIGNED by Turtledove on the title page. 508 pp. ISBN: 0-312864876.