By Steven Saylor
The hideously disfigured physique used to be present in the atrium. the single clues are a blood-soaked cloak, and, carved into the stone on the corpse's ft, the observe Sparta. The murdered guy was once the overseer of Marcus Crassus's property, it appears killed by way of runaway slaves bent on becoming a member of Spartacus's insurrection. in keeping with the homicide, the rich, robust Crassus vows to honor an historical legislations and kill his ninety-nine last slaves in 3 days. Now Gordianus the Finder has been summoned from Rome through a mysterious purchaser to determine the reality in regards to the homicide sooner than the 3 days are up.
Enmeshed in an international of determined slaves and duplicitous masters, extravagant feasts and sordid secrets and techniques, Gordianus needs to hazard all he loves, together with his existence, to forestall a mindless slaughter-and shop the very way forward for Rome itself.
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