Part of the Roma Sub Rosa series featuring Gordianus the Finder, from the bestselling author of Roma and Empire. 52 BC: Rome is in turmoil. Rival gangs prowl the streets as Publius Clodius, a high-born populist politician, and his arch-enemy Titus Milo fight to control the consular elections. But when Clodius is murdered on the famed Appian Way and Milo is accused of the crime, the city explodes with riots and arson.
As accusations and rumours fly, Gordianus is charged by Pompey the Great with discovering what really happened on the Appian Way that dark January night. Was it murder? And if so, should the perpetrator be condemned as a villain, or hailed as the saviour of the Roman Republic? For on the truth of that hangs the fate of Titus Milo . . .
About the Author
Steven Saylor's fascination with Ancient Rome began in childhood. A history graduate and former newspaper and magazine editor, he has now completed numerous novels featuring Gordianus the Finder. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Remarkable. a stirring blend of history and mystery, well seasoned with conspiracy, passion and intrigue Publishers Weekly Will delight readers in virtually every page... Saylor has acquired the information of a historian but he enjoys the gifts of a born novelist Boston Globe The remarkably vivid and finely etched historical background at once roots the characters firmly in their time and brings them alive for our own Kirkus Reviews
Series: Roma Sub Rosa
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: January 2005
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.1 x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1