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Publisher Description

Historical thriller set in Ancient Rome. In 45 BC, Julius Caesar is at the height of his power. Lucius Scaurus, the young, good-looking fiance of a high-society girl is poisoned at the couple's own pre-wedding banquet. In the trial that follows, Roman society is shocked when the girl's mother, Helvia, is accused of not only of murder, but of incest. Cicero comes to Helvia's defence, but the killer's identity remains a mystery until the final twist - or two.

'Poison, poetry (both high-minded and salacious), marriage for money, marriage for love, gang-rape, cowardice in battle, scheming slaves, conniving aristocrats, malicious matrons casting magical curses, and (as if all this were not enough) a previously unknown oration by Cicero — there’s so much going on, so expertly conveyed ... ' (Steven Saylor)

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2018
August 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Black Quill Press
SELLER
Ingram DV LLC
SIZE
988.6
KB

Customer Reviews

Mongrel2014 ,

A fabulous read

A fabulous well-written, compelling read! I love the twists and was surprised at the ending. I also love the characters and I highly recommend this book!

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