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 be aware Sparta. The murdered guy was once the overseer of Marcus Crassus's property, it sounds as if killed by way of runaway slaves bent on becoming a member of Spartacus's rebel. in line with the homicide, the rich, strong Crassus vows to honor an old legislation and kill his ninety-nine closing slaves in 3 days. Now Gordianus the Finder has been summoned from Rome by means of a mysterious purchaser to determine the reality concerning the homicide prior to the 3 days are up.
Enmeshed in a global of determined slaves and duplicitous masters, extravagant feasts and sordid secrets and techniques, Gordianus needs to possibility all he loves, together with his lifestyles, to prevent a mindless slaughter-and keep the very way forward for Rome itself.
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