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Description - Spqr I: The Kings Gambit by John Maddox Roberts

Blackmail, corruption, treachery, murder--the glory that was Rome.In this Edgar Award-nominated mystery, John Maddox Roberts takes readers back to a Rome filled with violence and evil. Vicious gangs ruled the streets of Crassus and Pompey, routinely preying on plebeian and patrician alike, so the garroting of a lowly ex-slaved and the disembowelment of a foreign merchant in the dangerous Subura district seemed of little consequence to the Roman hierarchy. But Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger--highborn commander of the local vigiles--was determined to investigate. Despite official apathy, brazen bribes, and sinister threates, Decius uncovers a world of corruption at the highest levels of his government that threatens to destroy him and the government he serves.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312277055
ISBN-10: 0312277059
Format: Paperback / softback
(213mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Imprint: St. Martins Press-3pl
Publisher: St. Martins Press-3pl
Publish Date: 24-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John Maddox Roberts

John Maddox Roberts has written numerous works of science fiction and fantasy, in addition to his successful historical SPQR mystery series. SPQR XIII: The Year of Confusion was published in 2010. He lives in New Mexico with his wife.

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