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Rubicon: A Novel of Ancient Rome

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As Caesar marches on Rome and panic erupts in the city, Gordianus the Finder discovers, in his own home, the body of Pompey's favorite cousin. Before fleeing the city, Pompey exacts a terrible bargain from the finder of secrets-to unearth the killer, or sacrifice his own son-in-law to service in Pompey's legions, and certain death. Amid the city's sordid underbelly, Gordianus learns that the murdered man was a dangerous spy. Now, as he follows a trail of intrigue, betrayal, and ferocious battles on land and sea, the Finder is caught between the chaos of war and the terrible truth he must finally reveal.

Steven Saylor is the author of the long running series featuring Gordianus the Finder as well as the New York Times bestselling novel, Roma. He has appeared as an on-air expert on Roman history and life on The History Channel. He divides his time between Berkeley, California, and Austin, Texas.

As Caesar marches on Rome and panic erupts in the city, Gordianus the Finder discovers—in his own home—the body of Pompey's favorite cousin. Before fleeing Rome, Pompey exacts a terrible bargain from our hero, the Finder himself: Gordianus must locate the killer, or sacrifice his own son-in-law to service in Pompey's legions—and certain death. Amid the city's sordid underbelly, Gordianus learns that the murdered man was a dangerous spy. Now, as he follows a trail of intrigue, betrayal, and ferocious battles on land and sea, the Finder is caught between the chaos of war and the terrible truth he must finally reveal.

Rubicon is another in Saylor's Roma Sub Rosa series of mystery novels, widely celebrated by general readers and classical scholars alike.

"Saylor puts such great detail and tumultuous life into his scenes that the sensation of rubbing elbows with the ancients is quite uncanny."—The New York Times Book Review

"Saylor's scholarship is breathtaking and his writing enthrals."—Ruth Rendell, Sunday Times (London)

"An excellent blending of mystery and history."—Library Journal

"Saylor writes about ancient Rome as naturally and comfortably as if he had lived there, capturing both its glory and brutality. Finely shadowed characters and an action-packed finale make this a praiseworthy addition to a series that deserves wide attention."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Synopsis:

As Caesar marches on Rome and panic erupts in the city, Gordianus the Finder discovers, in his own home, the body of Pompey's favorite cousin. Before fleeing the city, Pompey exacts a terrible bargain from the finder of secrets-to unearth the killer, or sacrifice his own son-in-law to service in Pompey's legions, and certain death. Amid the city's sordid underbelly, Gordianus learns that the murdered man was a dangerous spy. Now, as he follows a trail of intrigue, betrayal, and ferocious battles on land and sea, the Finder is caught between the chaos of war and the terrible truth he must finally reveal.

About the Author

STEVEN SAYLOR has had a lifelong fascination with Rome, beginning with the drive-in movies of his boyhood (Cleopatra, Spartacus, Ben Hur), on to his degree in history from the University of Texas, and through his appearances on the History Channel as an expert on Roman politics and life. He is the author of seven volumes in the Roma Sub Rosa series featuring Gordianus the Finder. He splits his time between homes in Austin, Texas, and Berkeley, California.

Table of Contents

Map

PART ONE

Minerva

PART TWO

Mars

PART THREE

Dionysus

Author's Note

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312971182
Subtitle:
A Novel of Ancient Rome
Author:
Saylor, Steven
Author:
Saylor, Steven W.
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market Paperbound
Series:
Novels of Ancient Rome
Series Volume:
No. 7 of 12
Publication Date:
20000915
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.85x4.26x.86 in. .34 lbs.

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As Caesar marches on Rome and panic erupts in the city, Gordianus the Finder discovers, in his own home, the body of Pompey's favorite cousin. Before fleeing the city, Pompey exacts a terrible bargain from the finder of secrets-to unearth the killer, or sacrifice his own son-in-law to service in Pompey's legions, and certain death. Amid the city's sordid underbelly, Gordianus learns that the murdered man was a dangerous spy. Now, as he follows a trail of intrigue, betrayal, and ferocious battles on land and sea, the Finder is caught between the chaos of war and the terrible truth he must finally reveal.

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