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"Caesar and his troops have crossed the Rubicon and are marching on Rome. Pompey, his rival, is preparing to flee south with the Senate and his loyal troops, leaving the city unguarded, ungoverned, and on the verge of chaos. In the midst of the mounting panic, Pompey's cousin and protege, Numerius, is found murdered, garroted in the garden of Gordianus the Finder. Enraged, Pompey demands that Gordianus investigate the murder and uncover the killer, taking his son-in-law hostage to force the reluctant Gordianus to comply. With one son a trusted aide of Caesar and his son-in-law held by Pompey, Gordianus must learn the secrets of a dead man and reveal his killer to protect his own family from being crushed by the opposing forces that will forever change the Roman world."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780312205768
Branch Call Number: FIC/Saylo 3588mb 1
Characteristics: vii, 276 p. : map. --


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Apr 23, 2016

GREAT !!! One of Saylor's best!!

Jan 20, 2015

I have enjoyed all of Steven Saylor's books, including the Roma series. I especially like the fact that they are historically correct and the author's notes at the end.

this is the most recent one ... it is worth beginning with the first and working through the series. Lucky you! but, don't read the novel, not part of the series, "Rome"; it is horrible.

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