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The Venus Throw: A Novel Of Ancient Rome

Saylor, Steven

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ISBN 10: 0312119127 / ISBN 13: 9780312119126
Published by St Martin's Press, 1995
Used Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket Hardcover
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New York. 1995. St Martin's Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 308 pages. April 1995. hardcover. Jacket design by Henry Sene Yee. 0312119127. keywords: 40544. inventory # 22640. FROM THE PUBLISHER - On a chill January evening in 56 B.C., two strange visitors to Rome - an Egyptian ambassador and a eunuch priest - seek out Gordianus the Finder whose specialty is solving murders. But the ambassador, a philosopher named Dio, has come to ask for something Gordianus cannot give - help in staying alive. Before the night is out, he will be murdered. Now Gordianus begins his most dangerous case. Hired to investigate Dio's death by a beautiful woman with a scandalous reputation, he will follow a trail of political intrigue into the highest circles of power and the city's most hidden arenas of debauchery. There Gordianus will learn nothing is as it seems - not the damning evidence he uncovers, not the suspect he sends to trial, not even the real truth behind Dio's death which lies in secrets - not of state, but of the heart. Bookseller Inventory # 22640

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Title: The Venus Throw: A Novel Of Ancient Rome

Publisher: St Martin's Press

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good In Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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In an ancient Rome torn apart by corruption and decadence, Gordianus the Finder investigates the brutal assassinations of several Egyptian envoys and finds himself in the midst of a deadly and seductive game of murder and intrigue.

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STEVEN SAYLOR is a freelance writer, editor, and the author of novels set in ancient Rome. He studied history at the University of Texas at Austin. His writing has appeared in the Threepenny Review, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, and the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. He lives in Berkeley, California, and Austin, Texas.

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