Rubicon by Steven Saylor audiobook

Rubicon

By Steven Saylor
Read by Ralph Cosham

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

The Roma Sub Rosa Series: Book 7

8.80 Hours Unabridged
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As Caesar marches on Rome and panic erupts inthe city, Gordianus the Finder discovers, in his own home, the body of Pompey’sfavorite cousin. Before fleeing the city, Pompey exacts a terrible bargain fromthe finder of secrets: to unearth the killer or sacrifice his own son-in-law toservice in Pompey’s legions—and certain death. Amid the city’s sordidunderbelly, Gordianus learns that the murdered man was a dangerous spy. Now, ashe follows a trail of intrigue, betrayal, and ferocious battles on land andsea, the Finder is caught between the chaos of war and the terrible truth hemust finally reveal. Rubicon, set in early days of the Roman Civil War,is a pivotal novel in Saylor’s bestselling and critically acclaimed series ofnovels set in late republican Rome.

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Summary

Summary

As Caesar marches on Rome and panic erupts inthe city, Gordianus the Finder discovers, in his own home, the body of Pompey’sfavorite cousin. Before fleeing the city, Pompey exacts a terrible bargain fromthe finder of secrets: to unearth the killer or sacrifice his own son-in-law toservice in Pompey’s legions—and certain death. Amid the city’s sordidunderbelly, Gordianus learns that the murdered man was a dangerous spy. Now, ashe follows a trail of intrigue, betrayal, and ferocious battles on land andsea, the Finder is caught between the chaos of war and the terrible truth hemust finally reveal.

Rubicon, set in early days of the Roman Civil War,is a pivotal novel in Saylor’s bestselling and critically acclaimed series ofnovels set in late republican Rome.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Saylor has the rare ability to make history comprehensible but also entirely personal and terrifying.” Oregonian
“Even readers not drawn to historical settings should explore Saylor’s impressive series set in ancient Rome…Saylor writes about ancient Rome as naturally and comfortably as if he had lived there, capturing both its glory and brutality. Finely shadowed characters and an action-packed finale make this a praiseworthy addition to a series that deserves wide attention.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The depth and realism of detail and ambience, the superbly crafted plot, the sense of excitement and adventure, and the way Saylor makes ancient Rome—its people, politics, customs, sights, and sounds—come alive add up to a gripping read that’s as intense as it is satisfying.” Booklist
“The reader is once again caught up in a world of murder, intrigue, and history…This novel is an excellent blending of mystery and history.” Library Journal
“Once again, Saylor resourcefully uses a single crime to focus the story of a civilization gone mad.” Kirkus Reviews
“[Ralph Cosham] gives the novel a full-voiced reading.”  SoundCommentary.com

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Author

Author Bio: Steven Saylor

Author Bio: Steven Saylor

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. Saylor’s 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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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English