Every culture has its wild entertainment, but the Roman Saturnalia is looked upon as the granddaddy of them all.Roberts's vivid fictional account of the annual event takes place in first century Rome is a historically correct picture of excess, with the city's ordinary life shut down, all rules and most laws inoperative, and even slaves permitted to celebrate without restraint. At the same time, the noted family of Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger have reluctantly summoned the young playboy, banished to the island of Rhodes for his wild ways, to seek his help in solving a crime that touches them directly and dangerously. They need him to use his investigative talents to look into the poison death of a politically powerful relative and the suspicion that it is the man's wife who administered the dose. Decius, convinced she is innocent (of this murder, at any rate) looks further for the killer---a quest that leads him to a secret, banned cult of witchcraft being practiced by highborn Romans of both sexes. With the witches at his heels, Decius plunges into the maelstrom of Rome at the height of Saturnalia, and barely escapes with his life.
The fifth book in the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series! The Garde have suffered an unbearable loss. Number Five has betrayed them. Eight is gone forever. Ella has been kidnapped. The others are now scattered.In Chicago, John makes the unlikeliest of allies: Adam, a Mogadorian who turned his back on his people. He has invaluable information about Mog technology, battle strategies, and weaknesses. Most important, he knows where to hit them: their command base near Washington, DC. During the assault, however, John learns the unimaginable truth: it is too late. The Mogadorians have commenced their ultimate invasion plans.With a front-row seat to the impending invasion, Ella finds herself in the hands of the enemy. For some reason, she's more valuable to them alive, and they'll stop at nothing to turn her.Meanwhile, Six, Nine, and Marina make their way through the Florida Everglades, hot on the trail of Spqr V: Saturnalia free ebook the traitorous Five. With the development of a new Legacy, Marina finally has the power to fight back--if her thirst for revenge doesn't consume her first.The Garde are broken and divided once again, but they will not be defeated. As long as one still stands, the battle for Earth's survival is not lost.
Author: John Maddox Roberts,
Number of Pages: 288 pages
Published Date: 02 Oct 2003
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Country: New York, NY, United States
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