Rome: The Art of War
Manda Scott

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Narrated By: Philip Stevens

Duration: 17 hours and 1 minute

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The Sunday Times bestselling author Manda Scott brings Ancient Rome to life in this memorable tale of treachery, espionage and violence. Perfect for fans of Simon Scarrow, Robert Harris and Conn Iggulden.


Rome: AD69.
The Year of the Four Emperors. Three Emperors have ruled in Rome this year and a fourth, Vespasian, has been named in the East.

As the legions march toward civil war, Sebastos Pantera, the spy whose name means leopard, returns to Rome intent on bribery, blackmail and persuasion: whatever it takes to bring the commanders and their men to Vespasian's side.

But in Rome, as he uses every skill he has ever learned of subterfuge, codes and camouflage, it becomes clear that one of those closest to him is a traitor, who will let Rome fall to destroy him.

Together the two spies spin a web of deceit with Rome as the prize and death the only escape.

"Superior in almost every of the most entertaining "Roman" novels I have read...Head and shoulders above the crowd" -- Simon Scarrow

"Intricately woven, cleverly plotted. Miss this at your peril!" - Ben Kane

"Excellent series - each book was a joy to read - final book kept you guessing right up until the end" -- ***** Reader review

© Manda Scott 2013 (P) Penguin Audio 2021


Thriller / suspense fiction, Historical adventure fiction, Historical fiction, Political / legal thriller, Esoteric thriller, Espionage & spy thriller, Conspiracy theories, Narrative theme: Politics

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A memorable tale of treachery, espionage and violence...Ancient Rome is brought vividly and vibrantly to life