From the pen of the foreign bestselling writer of The final Legion comes a brand new political mystery set throughout the tempestuous ultimate days of Julius Caesar?s Imperial Rome.
it's March within the 12 months forty four BC. The Roman Empire stretches from modern day Syria within the east to the Atlantic Ocean within the west. Gaius Julius Caesar, Pontifex Maximus, dictator in perpetuity, indomitable army chief who has subjected a lot of the recognized global to Roman legislation, is fifty-six years previous. he's on the peak of his energy; his reign is splendid and his succeed in big. Or so it seems that. honestly, Caesar is exhausted and sick, trapped within the criminal of his personal nightmares. His divine missions?to finish the bloody season of fratricidal wars, to reconcile warring factions, to singlehandedly keep Roman civilization?may be too nice for one man.
The tide is popping opposed to Caesar and there are those that conspire opposed to him. They accuse him of being a tyrant. they are saying that after he dissolved the alliance with Pompey the nice on the river Rubicon, he positioned an finish to liberty in the Republic. Caesar has resisted the makes an attempt of his betrayers to carry him down, nonetheless he can't withstand endlessly. His strength is being tired and it sounds as if not anything can store him, now not Publius Sextius?his so much dependable centurion and comrade, who's racing towards Rome in an try to hinder his assassination?or his dedicated spouse, Calphurnia; no longer even the attentions of his lover Servilla.
The soothsayer?s prophecies will out and while the Ides of March have handed, the area can have replaced eternally.