"I love this country. My ancestors struggled for it. I’m not going to let some throwback poison it."
Pulled into a nightmare of blackmail, drugs and breakdown, 21st century Roma Novan Carina struggles to defend her family and country against a gifted and vicious enemy.
An experienced military intelligence officer and undercover investigator tasked with protecting Roma Nova – the last remnant of the Roman Empire that’s survived into the 21st century – Carina is no novice. But for once, she may not have the mental and physical strength to defeat this manipulative killer intent on destroying her and her husband's families.
Her career in meltdown, her husband in breakdown and the children under threat of murder; her heart and nerves are at break point. But in the final agonising confrontation with her enemy, Carina has to make the hardest decision of her life…
A thriller with a difference – Roman fiction brought into the 21st century through the lens of alternative history and driven by a female protagonist with heart and courage.
– Longlisted for the 2015 HNS Indie prize
– Historical Novel Society’s indie Editor’s Choice
– B.R.A.G. Medallion
– Editor’s choice, The Bookseller’s inaugural Indie Preview
‘I thoroughly enjoyed this classy thriller.’ Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller
“Alison Morton has done it again. SUCCESSIO is the latest in her series of powerful tales of family betrayals and shifting allegiances in Roma Nova. Once again, I was gripped from start to finish.”
– Sue Cook, writer and broadcaster– Sue Cook, writer and broadcaster