Rome: September, 96 AD. When the body of Sextus Verpa, a notorious senatorial informer and libertine, is found stabbed to death in his bedroom, suspicion falls on his household slaves-a potential death sentence for all. The emperor Domitian orders Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus-known to history as Pliny the Younger-to investigate.
Pliny teams up with Martial, a starving author of bawdy verses.
Pooling their talents, they unravel a plot that involves Jewish and Christian "atheists," exotic Egyptian cultists, Rome's own pantheon of gods, and a missing horoscope that forecasts the emperor's death.... Bruce Macbain holds a B.A. in Classics from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania.
He has taught Greek and Roman history at Vanderbilt and Boston University.
Roman Games is his debut novel. www.brucemacbain.com
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 404 pages, 1:B&W 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam
- Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
- Publication Date: 01/10/2010
- Category: Historical mysteries
- ISBN: 9781590587768