(From the publisher):
Once a tribune of the Sixth Legion, Lucius Aurelius Valens has angered those who can take his position - and his life. To avoid further trouble, he accepts the command of the Third Gallic Cavalry Regiment stationed in far-off Galilee.
There Lucius expects a life of long, tedious patrols through the outlying province. No sooner has he arrived, than he stumbles on a massacre of soldiers and the man they were protecting - a Roman senator and ally of the emperor. But why would such an important person be traveling through that backwater? And who would want him dead?
The answers, Lucius learns, lie in the visions of the emperor's seer, the identity of an impoverished carpenter, and his own heart. Yet it will take more than the strength of his sword hand to destroy a viper's nest of murderers and claim the victory that will change his life - and his destiny - forever.
Original title: The Tribune
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical
Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)→ Rome