THE EMPEROR: Nero, Emperor of Rome and all her provinces, feared by his subjects for his temper and savagery, is in possession of an ancient document predicting that Rome will burn.
THE SPY: Sebastos Pantera, assassin and spy for the Roman Legions, is ordered to stop the impedning cataclysm. He knows that if he does not, his life – and those for whom he cares most – will be forfeit.
THE CHARIOT BOY. Math, a young charioteer, is a pawn drawn into the deadly game between the Emperor and the Spy, where death stalks the drivers, on the track and off it. A spy thriller, rich in characterisation, and spin tingling adventure, this vividly realised novel is set amid the bloodshed and the chaos, the heroism and hte murderous betrayal of ancient Rome.
Review: ‘As exciting as Ben Hur – and far more accurate.’ – The Independent…