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Lustrum (Cicero Trilogy #2)

Lustrum (Cicero Trilogy #2)

Author: Robert Harris
Series: Cicero Trilogy
$26.00(NZD)  inc GST
Description

Rome, 63 BC. In a city on the brink of acquiring a vast empire, seven men are struggling for power. Cicero is consul, Caesar his ruthless young rival, Pompey the republic's greatest general, Crassus its richest man, Cato a political fanatic, Catilina a psychopath, Clodius an ambitious playboy. The stories of these real historical figures - their alliances and betrayals, their cruelties and seductions, their brilliance and their crimes - are all interleaved to form this epic novel. Its narrator is Tiro, a slave who serves as confidential secretary to the wily, humane, complex Cicero. He knows all his master's secrets - a dangerous position to be in. From the discovery of a child's mutilated body, through judicial execution and a scandalous trial, to the brutal unleashing of the Roman mob, Lustrum is a study in the timeless enticements and horrors of power.

Promotion info

The stunning new novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium and The Ghost.

Reviews

"Harris is the master. With Lustrum, [he] has surpassed himself. It is one of the most exciting thrillers I have ever read" -- Peter Jones Evening Standard "Harris communicates such a strong sense of Imperial Rome - the book is awesomely well-informed about the minutiae of everyday life" Guardian "Thoroughly engaging ... The allure of power and the perils that attend it have seldom been so brilliantly anatomised in a thriller" Sunday Times "Harris never makes his comparisons between Rome and modern Britain explicit, but they are certainly there. And that's the principal charm of his ancient thrillers - their up-to-dateness" Sunday Telegraph "Magnificent ... Better than Robert Graves's Claudius novels" -- Allan Massie Standpoint

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780099406327
  • : Cornerstone
  • : Arrow Books Ltd
  • : September 2010
  • : 198mm X 128mm X 27mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 464
  • : map
  • : Robert Harris
  • : en