The Catiline Conspiracy

The Catiline Conspiracy

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It was a summer of glorious triumph for the mighty Roman Republic. Her invincible legions had brought all foreign enemies to their knees. But in Rome there was no peace. The streets were flooded with the blood of murdered citizens, and there were rumors of more atrocities to come. Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger was convinced a conspiracy existed to overthrow the government-a sinister cabal that could only be destroyed from within. But admission into the traitorous society of evil carried a grim price: the life of Decius's closest friend...and maybe his own.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, [2001], c1991.
Edition: First St. Martin's Minotaur edition
ISBN: 9780312277062
Branch Call Number: M ROBERTS
Characteristics: 278 pages : 1 map ; 21 cm.


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Apr 24, 2015

¾ of book is a monolog as he remembers that time of Roman everyday life, with little plot, and using long, full Roman names that sound and look similar making it very confusing as to who is who, doing what. This is one of his earlier books and I am happy that he has learned from his mistakes and his more recent books are more interesting.

Sep 28, 2012

Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger is back in Rome, and although he is in charge of the treasury now, a chance discovery leads him to a conspiracy to topple the Roman government. When he links this to a series of murders, Decius' investigations lead him into a dangerous game of spying and infiltration that could lead to his own demise or that of one of his oldest allies.

Another excellent mystery set in the time of Rome. The complex nature of Roman society is easily explained by the author, yet the reader is not left feeling that they are reading a textbook. A great read for mystery and historical fiction fans.


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