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Venus Throw A Mystery of Ancient Rome

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ISBN-10: 0312957785

ISBN-13: 9780312957780

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Steven Saylor

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On a chill January evening in 56 B.C. , two strange visitors to Rome—an Egyptian ambassador and a eunuch priest—seek out Gordianus the Finder whose specialty is solving murders. But the ambassador, a philosopher named Dio, has come to ask for something Gordianus cannot give—help in staying alive. Before the night is out, he will be murdered. Now Gordianus begins his most dangerous case. Hired to investigate Dio's death by a beautiful woman with a scandalous reputation, he will follow a trail of political intrigue into the highest circles of power and the city's most hidden arenas of debauchery. There Gordianus will learn nothing is as it seems—not the damning evidence he uncovers, not the suspect he sends to trial, not even the real truth behind Dio's death which lies in secrets—not of state, but of the heart.
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Book details

List price: $6.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 4/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

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.

Chronology
Nex [death, usually violent death: murder]
Noxia [a fault or offense: a crime]
Nox [the goddess Night, sister of Eros; blindness; gloom]
Nexus [a binding or tying together]
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