Scarrow returns with another unputdownable, thrilling and action-packed novel of the Roman army in Britannia.
The Roman Empire's conquest of Britannia is under threat from within.
A messenger on the streets of Rome has been intercepted and tortured, revealing a plot to sabotage the Roman army's campaign against Caratacus, commander of Britannia's native tribes. A treacherous agent's mission is to open a second front of attack against them and eliminate the two Roman soldiers who could stand in the way.
Unwarned, the Prefect Cato and the Centurion Macro are with the Roman army pursuing Caratacus and his men through the mountains of Britannia. Defeating Caratacus seems within their grasp. But the plot against the two heroes threatens not only their military goals but also their lives.
Includes 2 maps and Roman army organisation chart.
Praise for Simon Scarrow - :
'Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best' - Independent
[Simon Scarrow] blends together historical facts and characters to create a book that simply cannot be put down... Highly recommended - Historical Novels Review
'A satisfyingly bloodthirsty, bawdy romp...perfect for Bernard Cornwell addicts who will relish its historical detail and fast-paced action. Storming stuff' - Good Book Guide
Fast paced and exciting with meticulously described battle scenes, this is a fantastic addition to the series. - Illawarra Mercury