Conspirata: A Novel of Ancient Rome

By | July 17, 2019
Conspirata: A Novel of Ancient Rome Author Robert Harris
ISBN-10 0743266110
ISBN-13 9780743266116
Year 2011-02-01
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher Gallery Books
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Conspirata is a portrait of ancient politics as a blood sport raves The New York Times As he did with Imperium Robert Harris again turns Roman history into a gripping thriller as Cicero faces a new power struggle in a world filled with treachery violence and vengeance On the eve of Ciceros inauguration as consul of Rome a grisly discovery sends fear rippling through a city already racked by unrest A young slave boy has been felled by a hammer his throat slit and his organs removed apparently as a human sacrifice For Cicero the ill omens of this hideous murder only increase his dangerous situation elected leader by the people but despised by the heads of the two rival political camps Caught in a shell game that leaves him forever putting out fires only to have them ignite elsewhere Cicero plays for the future of the republicand his life There is a plot to assassinate him abetted by a rising young star of the Roman senate named Gaius Julius Caesarand it will take all the embattled consuls wit strength and force of will to stop the plot and keep Rome from becoming a dictatorship

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