South of Rome on the Gulf of Puteoli stands the splendid villa of Marcus Crassus, Rome's wealthiest citizen. When the estate overseer is murdered, ...Show synopsisSouth of Rome on the Gulf of Puteoli stands the splendid villa of Marcus Crassus, Rome's wealthiest citizen. When the estate overseer is murdered, Crasus concludes that the deed was done by two missing slaves, who have probably run off to join the Spartacus Slave Revolt. Unless they are found within five days, Crassus vows to massacre his remaining ninety-nine slaves. To Gordianus the Finder falls the fateful task of resolving this riddle from Hades. In a house filled with secrets, the truth is slow to emerge and Gordianus realizes that the labyrinthine path he has chosen just may lead to his own destruction.Hide synopsis
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Edition: First edition. 1st Ballantine Books edition
Binding: Mass-market paperback
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Description:Good. Good Plus. Mass market (rack) paperback. Overall a clean,...Good. Good Plus. Mass market (rack) paperback. Overall a clean, used first Ballantine Books paperback edition. Good +. Text unmarked, tanned. Cover clean, bright, light wear. Tight binding. Glued binding. 336 p. Audience: General/trade. Historical mystery, "With evocative historical detail and spellbinding storytelling, Steven Saylor re-creates ancient Rome at its most intriguing----when passion and power drove people to commit murderous deeds which could only be unraveled by the cleverest of minds."
Saylor knows Roman history quite well and certainly knows how to blend it with fictional characters of the era with this thriller that started with the book titled Roman Blood. This is one of the series that is hard to put down once you start. A real page turner!
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