In Pompeii, you can still see the bodies of the people who died when Vesuvius exploded during late August, 79 AD. The whole story takes place over four days and it's so well told that you'll feel as if you were there. I especially liked this one because the main character is the Aquarius, the engineer in charge of the Roman aqueducts. There's so much rich detail about the waterworks in this book, and it's so well researched. It's also a fine action/adventure tale, and a bit of a love story as well. I think you'll like it a lot.