"Imaginative . . . Saylor's style is smooth . . . A absorbing look at a time when men tried to rule themselves wisely and failed."--"San Francisco Chronicle" "Saylor writes with vision and clarity, balancing sound historical scholarship with a gift for storytelling."--"Anniston Star" "Engrossing . . . Intensely dramatic . . . Erotic, funny, compelling . . . A bona fide page-turner."--"Detroit Free Press" "Steven Saylor transports you to Ancient Rome with spellbinding effectiveness."--"Austin Chronicle" "Engrossing . . . Simmering with eroticism . . . An absorbing brew of Rome's decay."--"Publishers Weekly" "Finely etched historical background . . . The finest flower yet of Saylor's Roma Sub Rosa Series."--"Kirkus Reviews "From the Publisher:
Rome, 56 B.C.: The great general Pompey has conquered the East. Julius Caesar is defeating the Gauls. Only Egypt, with its strategic granaries and vast treasuries of gold, still eludes the grasp of Rome. In recent days several Egyptian envoys have been viciously assassinated. Fearing that he will be next, the Egyptian ambassador Dio calls on his old friend Gordianus the Finder and all of his special skills for help. Thinking that he is investigating a straightforward political crime, Gordianus is instead plunged into the decadent milieu of Rome, where nothing is quite what it seems. The notorious beauty Clodia, the arrogant advocate Marcus Caelius, the lovesick poet Catullus, the eunuch priest Trygonian, the master politician Cicero - all are players in a deadly, seductive game of lust and murder. Poison, betrayals, and long-buried secrets confront Gordianus as events rush to their resolution in one of history's most famous trials. But even after the verdict is delivered, there are still secrets to be uncovered....
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Descripción St. Martin's Paperbacks, 1996. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: CHRONOLOGY Part One: NEX [death, usually violent death: murder] Part Two: NOXIA [a fault or offense: a crime] Part Three: NOX [the goddess Night, sister of Eros; blindness; gloom] Part Four: NEXUS [a binding or tying together] AUTHOR'S NOTE. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0312957785
Descripción St. Martin's Paperbacks, 1996. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0312957785
Descripción St. Martin's Paperbacks, 1996. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110312957785