Conspirata : A Novel of Ancient Rome
Now available from Encore at a great price! The second installment in Robert Harris's magnificent Ancient Rome Trilogy is "a portrait of ancient politics as a blood sport," (The New York Times) where Cicero faces a new power struggle in a world filled with treachery, violence, and vengeance. On the eve of Cicero's inauguration as consul of Rome, a grisly discovery sends fear rippling through a city already racked by unrest. A young slave boy has been felled by a hammer, his throat slit and his organs removed, apparently as a human sacrifice. For Cicero, the ill omens of this hideous murder only increase his dangerous situation: elected leader by the people but despised by the heads of the two rival political camps. Caught in a shell game that leaves him forever putting out fires only to have them ignite elsewhere, Cicero plays for the future of the republic...and his life. There is a plot to assassinate him, abetted by a rising young star of the Roman senate named Gaius Julius Caesar--and it will take all the embattled consul's wit, strength, and force of will to stop the plot and keep Rome from becoming a dictatorship.
- 130 x 152 x 18mm | 181g
- 12 Jan 2016
- SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
- Abridged edition