The Bull Slayer

by Bruce Macbain

Part of the Roman Games Series

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

The Bull Slayer Synopsis

CORRUPTION, BETRAYAL, MURDER: games the Romans play best. A turbulent frontier province, rotten with corruption and seething with hatred of Rome - a barbarian god whose devotees may include a murderer - a clever and unscrupulous faith healer who knows everyone's secrets - a boy who struggles toward manhood though stricken with the Sacred Disease: these are the elements in a mystery that Pliny, newly appointed governor of Bithynia, confronts when a high Roman official is found murdered on a desolate hillside, miles from the capital.

The Bull Slayer Press Reviews

'Roman Games is brilliant. A brutal vision of Rome, rigid with hierarchy and fear.'
Robert Fabbri

. 'Macbain leads the reader down the mean and dirty streets of Rome. Sure to appeal to fans of Steven Saylor
Library Journal

. 'Inspired... A highly atmospheric and absorbing murder mystery that builds to an earthshaking climax.
Steven Saylor


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ISBN: 9781781852613
Publication date: 30/01/2014
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781852613
Publication date: 30th January 2014
Author: Bruce Macbain
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical mysteries,

About Bruce Macbain

Bruce Macbain holds a BA in Classics from the University of Chicago and a PhD. in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught Greek and Roman history at Vanderbilt and Boston University.

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