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Conspirata : A Novel of Ancient Rome
by Robert Harris


Overview - "Conspirata "is "a portrait of ancient politics as a blood sport," raves the "New York Times." As he did with "Imperium," Robert Harris again turns Roman history into a gripping thriller as Cicero faces a new power struggle in a world filled with treachery, violence, and vengeance.  Read more...

 
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Overview

"Conspirata "is "a portrait of ancient politics as a blood sport," raves the "New York Times." As he did with "Imperium," Robert Harris again turns Roman history into a gripping thriller as Cicero faces a new power struggle in a world filled with treachery, violence, and vengeance.
On the eve of Cicero's inauguration as consul of Rome, a grisly discovery sends fear rippling through a city already racked by unrest. A young slave boy has been felled by a hammer, his throat slit and his organs removed, apparently as a human sacrifice. For Cicero, the ill omens of this hideous murder only increase his dangerous situation: elected leader by the people but despised by the heads of the two rival political camps. Caught in a shell game that leaves him forever putting out fires only to have them ignite elsewhere, Cicero plays for the future of the republic . . . and his life. There is a plot to assassinate him, abetted by a rising young star of the Roman senate named Gaius Julius Caesar--and it will take all the embattled consul's wit, strength, and force of will to stop the plot and keep Rome from becoming a dictatorship.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780743266116
  • ISBN-10: 0743266110
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publish Date: February 2011
  • Page Count: 384

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