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The Bull Slayer by Bruce Macbain

The Bull Slayer

Part of the Roman Games Series
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Roman governor Pliny the Younger faces betrayal and death in a remote frontier province.


The Bull Slayer by Bruce Macbain

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.'
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


About the Author

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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Publication date

20th January 2014


Bruce Macbain

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288 pages


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