Remarkable...Takes the reader deep into the political, legal and family arenas of Ancient Rome, providing a stirring blend of history and mystery, well seasoned with conspiracy, passion and intrigue.
One unseasonably warm spring morning in 80 B.C., Gordianus the Finder is summoned to investigate a murder. Sextus Roscius is accused of killing his own father. This, in a society rife with deceit, betrayal, 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 will attend the resolution of this ugly, delicate case....
First in a unique and acclaimed mystery series set in ancient Rome. Gordianus the Finder is summoned to the house of Cicero, the young advocate who is defending a man accused of patricide. In a society where neither slave nor citizen is free to speak without reprisal, Gordianus is hired to learn the truth.