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Roman Blood - Steven Saylor
Roman Blood
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Elena asks that you come to the House of Swans at once . . . Compelled by this message, the wealthy, sybaritic Sextus Roscius goes not to his harlot, but to his doom—savagely murdered by unknown assassins. In the unseasonable heat of a spring morning in 80 B.C., Gordianus the Finder is summoned... show more
Elena asks that you come to the House of Swans at once . . . Compelled by this message, the wealthy, sybaritic Sextus Roscius goes not to his harlot, but to his doom—savagely murdered by unknown assassins. In the unseasonable heat of a spring morning in 80 B.C., Gordianus the Finder is summoned to the house of Cicero, a young advocate staking his reputation on this case. The charge is patricide; the motive, a son's greed. The punishment, rooted deep in Roman tradition, is horrific beyond imagining.Gordianus's investigation takes him through the city's raucous, pungent streets and deep into urban Umbria, unraveling layers of deceit, twisted passions, and murderous desperation. From pompous, rouged nobles to wily slaves to citizens of seemingly simple virtue, the case becomes a political nightmare. As the defense proceeds toward a devastating confrontation in the Forum, one man's fate may be threaten the very leaders of Rome itself.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780312972967 (0312972962)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 401
Edition language: English
Series: Roma Sub Rosa 1 (#1)
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Tannat
Tannat rated it
2.0 Roman Blood by Steven Saylor
Series: Roma Sub Rosa #1 I decided to finish this after all, but it wasn’t a very exciting read. I know I complained about that incident at the 35% mark, but that just made me want to take a break. Although it started out fun, the story itself just wasn’t very compelling. The solution to the myste...
nicky2910's book reviews
nicky2910's book reviews rated it
3.5 Roman Blood by Steven Saylor
Synopsis: Gordianus the Finder, a private investigator, is called in by Cicero for aid in his first major case, the defense of Sextus Roscius, accused of parricide. Review: Again, I'm drawn to Marcus Tullius Cicero, but this time to a Cicero who hasn't started his political career yet. We see a yo...
Crime-on-thrill
Crime-on-thrill rated it
5.0 Roman Blood by Steven Saylor
Gordianus, who is also called the Finder is called upon by Cicero, the famed Roman orator and lawyer to take up the historical case of the parricide of Sextus Roscius. Gordianus accepts the case and starts looking for the truth, immediately seeing that the seemingly simple case is not simple at all....
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
3.0 Roman Blood: A Novel of Ancient Rome (Novels of Ancient Rome)
This is set in the Ancient Roman Republic in 80BC, the time of rule by the dictator Sulla when Ceasar was young. The narrator and protagonist, Gordianus "the finder" is a kind of private investigator who is hired by a young Cicero to help his client accused of patricide. I couldn't help but smile ...
Wyvernfriend Reads
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4.0 Roman Blood (Roma Sub Rosa)
Giordanus is a finder working for Cicero, who is now a young advocate and orator. He is investigating the murder of the father of Sextus Roscius, for which the son is accused. It's an interesting story with a lot o the politics of Rome and some of the interesting events and legal situations. I en...
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