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Steven Saylor

Series: Gordianus

Published on: 24/03/2011

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A perfect blend of mystery and history from the bestselling author of Roma and Empire. The seventh in the Gordianus series by Simon Saylor.

A story of murder and duplicity during the Roman civil war featuring Gordianus the Finder.

Caesar and his troops have crossed the Rubicon and are marching on Rome. Pompey his rival, is preparing to flee south with his loyal troops, leaving the city unguarded and ungoverned. Before Pompey leaves Rome, however, his cousiin and protege is found dead, garotted in Gordianus’s garden. Enraged, Pompey demands that Gordianus discover and name the killer.

With one son a trusted aide of Caesar and his son-in-law held as hostage by Pompey, Gordianus faces a personal crisis: he must learn the secrets of the dead man and reveal a murderer to protect his own family from being crushed by the opposing forces that will forever change the Roman world.



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About the author:

Steven Saylor

Steven Saylor writes murder mysteries and is best known for his Roma sub Rosa series set in Ancient Rome and featuring Gordianus the Finder. Steven has been a newspaper and magazine editor, and a literary agent. Steven was born in Texas in 1956 and graduated with high honors from the University of Texas at Austin, […]


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