By John Maddox Roberts
Blackmail, corruption, treachery, murder--the glory that was once Rome.
In this Edgar Award-nominated secret, John Maddox Roberts takes readers again to a Rome choked with violence and evil. Vicious gangs governed the streets of Crassus and Pompey, oftentimes preying on plebeian and patrician alike, so the garroting of a lowly ex-slaved and the disembowelment of a overseas service provider within the harmful Subura district appeared of little final result to the Roman hierarchy. yet Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger--highborn commander of the neighborhood vigiles--was made up our minds to enquire. regardless of professional apathy, brazen bribes, and sinister threates, Decius uncovers an international of corruption on the optimum degrees of his executive that threatens to spoil him and the govt. he serves.
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