Synopses & Reviews
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.
"May Steven Saylors Roman empire never fall! Writing in a spare, elegant style shorn of excess description, Saylor convincingly transports us into the ancient world..."
--USA Today on Roma
"Saylor has the rare ability to make history comprehensible but also entirely personal and terrifying."
-- The Oregonian on Rubicon
"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 entralls."—Ruth Rendell, London Sunday Times
"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)
About the Author
Steven Saylor is the author of fifteen books including the New York Times bestselling epic historical novel Roma. He divides his time between Berkeley, California and Austin, Texas.
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