A thrilling puzzle from the ancient world with real historical characters and based on a case in Cicero's Orations - Roman Blood is a perfect blend of mystery and history by a brilliant storyteller. On an unseasonably warm spring morning in 80BC, Gordianus the Finder is summoned to the house of Cicero, a young advocate and orator preparing his ...
A thrilling puzzle from the ancient world with real historical characters and based on a case in Cicero's Orations - Roman Blood is a perfect blend of mystery and history by a brilliant storyteller. On an unseasonably warm spring morning in 80BC, Gordianus the Finder is summoned to the house of Cicero, a young advocate and orator preparing his first important case. His client is Umbrian landowner, Sextus Roscius, accused of the unforgivable: the murder of his own father. Gordianus agrees to investigate the crime - in a society fire with deceit, betrayl and conspiracy, where neither citizen nor slave can be trusted to speak the truth. But even Gordianus is not prepared for the spectacularly dangerous fireworks that attend the resolution of this ugly, delicate case...
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New. 2011. Paperback. The highly regarded first book in Steven Saylor's Gordianus series which is being reissued with brand new covers to tie-in with the highly successful look of Roma and Empire. Series: Roma Sub Rosa. Num Pages: 384 pages. BIC Classification: FV. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 194 x 129 x 46. Weight in Grams: 402......We ship daily from our Bookshop.
This book was a required read for a Western Civilizations class. It ended up being a pretty good book...a good plot and interesting turns.
Feb 10, 2011
The First Book of the Roma Sub Rosa Series
Saylor knows Roman history quite well and certainly knows how to blend it with fictional characters of the era with this thriller that began with Roman Blood. This is first of the series that is hard to put down once you start. A real page turner!
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