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.
'Roman Games is brilliant. A brutal vision of Rome, rigid with hierarchy and fear.'
. 'Macbain leads the reader down the mean and dirty streets of Rome. Sure to appeal to fans of Steven Saylor
. 'Inspired... A highly atmospheric and absorbing murder mystery that builds to an earthshaking climax.
Publication date: 30/01/2014
Publisher: Head of Zeus
|Publication date:||30th January 2014|
|Publisher:||Head of Zeus|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
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.More About Bruce Macbain