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Rubicon: A Novel of Ancient Rome

Saylor, Steven

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ISBN 10: 0312205767 / ISBN 13: 9780312205768
Published by St. Martin's Press, U.S.A., 1999
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Title: Rubicon: A Novel of Ancient Rome

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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A story of murder and double-cross during the Roman Civil War puts Gordianus the Finder in a tough spot when Pompey takes his son-in-law hostage, and Gordianus must prove that his son, who works for Pompey's enemy Caesar, did not kill Pompey's beloved cousin to save both their lives. Tour.


Steven Saylor's seventh installment in his Roma Sub Rosa series begins with a character saying, "Pompey will be mightily pissed." Scholars might argue that there is no evidence of this particular synonym for anger ever being used in 49 B.C., but the author would no doubt respond that poetic license includes doing whatever it takes to bridge the gap for modern audiences. And indeed, the head of the Roman Senate is mightily pissed. Rome is on the verge of another civil war, and the forces of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony have crossed the Rubicon River and are marching toward the capital. To top it all off, one of Pompey's favorite cousins has been garroted to death.

Before Pompey flees the city, he asks Rome's greatest detective, Gordianus the Finder, to solve the murder. But Pompey has reason to distrust Gordianus, who may have an allegiance with Caesar. To force his loyalty, Pompey seizes the detective's son-in-law, and makes him join his household army. By doing so, he ensures that Gordianus's involvement in the coming conflict will be a very personal one. Confused and troubled, Gordianus walks through Rome toward the house of his former friend and mentor, the poet Cicero. "All around me, I felt the uneasiness of the city, like a sleeper in the throes of a nightmare." Awakening from the nightmare, surviving the chaos, and solving this whodunit will be the Finder's toughest battle yet. --Dick Adler

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