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Blackmail, corruption, treachery, murder--the glory that was Rome.
In this Edgar Award-nominated mystery, John Maddox Roberts takes readers back to a Rome filled with violence and evil. Vicious gangs ruled the streets of Crassus and Pompey, routinely preying on plebeian and patrician alike, so the garroting of a lowly ex-slaved and the disembowelment of a foreign merchant in the dangerous Subura district seemed of little consequence to the Roman hierarchy. But Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger--highborn commander of the local "vigiles"--was determined to investigate. Despite official apathy, brazen bribes, and sinister threates, Decius uncovers a world of corruption at the highest levels of his government that threatens to destroy him and the government he serves.
Title: SPQR I: The King's Gambit
Categories: SCI-FI & FANTASY Soft Cover,
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur: 2001/08/01 00:00:00.000
ISBN Number: 0312277059
ISBN Number 13: 9780312277055
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Used - Good
Item: 0.59 Item
Seller ID: 300367
Description: Roberts,John Maddox Kings Gambit: Spqr 1 Edge & corner wear. Creases to spine & cover. Pages clean & tight with some light tanning. All U.S. orders shipped with tracking number & e-mail confirmation. All Orders Shipped With Tracking And Delivery Confirmation Numbers.