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.

Show description

Read or Download Arms of Nemesis: A Novel of Ancient Rome PDF

Best mystery books

The Devil's Company (Benjamin Weaver, Book 3)

BONUS: This version encompasses a The Devil's corporation dialogue guide.

From the acclaimed and bestselling writer of The Whiskey Rebels and A Conspiracy of Papercomes a gorgeous new mystery set within the attractiveness and squalor of eighteenth-century London.

The 12 months is 1722. Ruffian for rent and grasp of conceal Benjamin Weaver unearths himself pitted opposed to a mysterious mastermind who holds the lives of Weaver's associates within the stability. to guard the folks he loves, Weaver needs to degree a bold theft from the headquarters of the ruthless British East India corporation, yet this robbery is barely the hole stream in a deadly online game of mystery plots, company opponents, and overseas spies. With the safety of the nation--and the lives of these he loves--in the stability, Weaver needs to navigate a labyrinth of political greed and company treachery.

Explosive motion and totally vibrant interval element are the hallmarks of an writer who maintains to set the bar ever greater for old suspense.

Mr. Monk Gets on Board

Obsessive. Compulsive. Detective.

An all-new unique secret starring Adrian Monk, the intense investigator who constantly is familiar with whilst something's misplaced. ..

Of the whole lot that make Adrian Monk uneasy, switch ranks excessive at the record. So whilst Natalie completes her P. I. license—and technically turns into Monk's boss—it's hard for him to just accept. Nor can he settle for Natalie attending a enterprise seminar at sea with no him, no matter if it capacity spending every week together with her on a cruise ship.

Between uneven waters and obnoxious young ones, Monk reveals himself in an ideal typhoon of tension. fortunately, Mariah, the cruise director, is usually capable of gentle issues over. .. till anyone pulls the fellow overboard alarm, the send drops anchor—and the workforce fishes Mariah's lifeless physique out of the water.

Finding alcohol in Mariah's process, the ship's health professional broadcasts her loss of life an coincidence, yet Monk isn't confident. He is aware that Mariah and the captain have been having an affair. might anyone have driven her overboard?

When the captain hires Monk and Natalie to seem right into a mysterious rash of vandalism onboard, Monk steers the research towards homicide. ..

The Girl Who Remembered the Snow

San Francisco magician Emma Passant is wondered by means of her grandfather's cryptic will. He writes that she is to "take her position on the helm and switch the wheel at the legacy that i've got saved hidden from her". As Emma ponders those elusive phrases, a chum of hers is fatally shot--by an identical gun that used to be used to kill her grandfather.

Plutona 004

Mie starts to suspect that one in all her pals can have damaged their pact to maintain Plutona's physique a mystery, yet not anything can arrange her for what she unearths subsequent. The penultimate bankruptcy within the breakout hit via JEFF LEMIRE and EMI LENOX.

Additional info for Arms of Nemesis: A Novel of Ancient Rome

Sample text

Ambulances right now! We’ve got at least twenty down! Get us priority—” She touched the button, changing the channel. ” “Both targets apprehended and subdued. ” “Good . . hurry . . I’m . ” She had never passed out before, and it came as a surprise and a frustration and a peculiar anger that she was losing control so fast. The transport robot asked again, “Ma’am, do you require assistance? Ma’am . . ” 34 T HREE D erec heard the wailing of the injured even before he entered the tunnel to the main gallery.

The mob was in full terrified retreat, jamming itself against the exits, bottling itself in its mindless haste. The immobile station robots fell, trampled by the stampede. All comlinks had been routed through the RI, but it seemed now that the RI had shut down. “Bogard, switch to team link,” she shouted, hoping the robot could hear her over the noise. ” Bogard did not answer immediately, and a swift brush of fear trailed down Mia’s spine. ” “Agent Daventri. ” Bogard’s voice came through clearly, deceptively calm, on the team channel.

Kedder gazed down at the console as if trying to remember what to do with it. The other man at the board started tapping keys deftly. The row of screens at the top of the console cleared to milky white, then new images winked into place. Kedder cleared his throat and pointed. ” Derec asked. ” Robots moved quickly among the prep people who established the boundaries for spectators and ushered the public into their assigned areas. Quickly, the space filled. Then the first wave of dignitaries arrived.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.13 of 5 – based on 9 votes