Catilina's Riddle

ISBN-10: 0312385293
ISBN-13: 9780312385293
Edition: N/A
Authors: Steven Saylor
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Description: "Saylor rivals Robert Graves in his knack for making the classical world come alive." --(ortland)Oregonian "Engrossing...Ironic and satisfying." --San Francisco Chronicle The third in Saylor'sRoma Sub Rosanovels featuring Gordianus the Finder.  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 11/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

"Saylor rivals Robert Graves in his knack for making the classical world come alive." --(ortland)Oregonian "Engrossing...Ironic and satisfying." --San Francisco Chronicle The third in Saylor'sRoma Sub Rosanovels featuring Gordianus the Finder. Gordianus, disillusioned by the corruption of Rome circa 63 B.C., has fled the city with his family to live on a farm in the Etruscan countryside. But this bucolic life is disrupted by the machinations and murderous plots of two politicians: Roman consul Cicero, Gordianus's longtime patron, and populist senator Catilina, Cicero's political rival and a candidate to replace him in the annual elections for consul. Claiming that Catilina plans an uprising if he loses the race, Cicero asks Gordianus to keep a watchful eye on the radical. Although he distrusts both men, Gordianus is forced into the center of the power struggle when his six-year-old daughter Diana finds a headless corpse in their stable. Shrewdly depicting deadly political maneuverings, this addictive mystery also displays the author's firm grasp of history and human character. On first publication back in 1994,Catilina's Riddlewas a finalist for the Hammet Award.

Steven Saylor (born March 23, 1956) is an American author of historical novels. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied history and Classics. Although he also has written novels about Texas history, Saylor's best-known work is his Roma Sub Rosa series, set in ancient Rome. The novels' hero is a detective named Gordianus the Finder, active during the time of Sulla, Cicero, Julius Caesar, and Cleopatra. He divides his time residing in California and texas.

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