By John Maddox Roberts
It used to be a summer season of excellent triumph for the robust Roman Republic. Her invincible legions had introduced all overseas enemies to their knees. yet in Rome there has been no peace. The streets have been flooded with the blood of murdered voters, and there have been rumors of extra atrocities to return. Decius Caecilius Metellus the more youthful used to be confident a conspiracy existed to overthrow the government-a sinister cabal that may in basic terms be destroyed from inside. yet admission into the traitorous society of evil carried a grim expense: the lifetime of Decius's closest friend...and might be his own.
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