Tiberius sends Lucius Gracchus Valerius, to the East to rally the people, especially in the troublesome region of Judea. The support of Pontius Pilate, the Procurator and a friend of Sejanus, must be secured. He, however, has his own problems: a new preacher has appeared - Jesus, whose message and followers are unsettling the Jewish establishment. Lucius meets the Centurion, Marcus Tullus, who is drawn to the teachings of Jesus, and together they must thwart the plans of Sejanus' own legate and resolve the conflicting persona loyalties that confront them. Set amidst the panorama and intrigue of the Roman Empire at the time of the Crucifixion, this is a compelling first novel.
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John Alexander Stewart was born in Killinchy, Co. Down in 1931 and The Centurion is the first novel. It forms part of a sequence of historical novels which aim to shed fresh light on great characters and events of the past.
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Book Description Allison & Busby, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0749003375