(From the publisher):
A wealthy shipping magnate is murdered in his Egyptian mansion; several members of his family, including a son and daughter and his new young wife, had the means, a motive, and the opportunity.
But this isn't a contemporary taleórather, it is set in the first century A.D., in Alexandrian Egypt, at a time when the upstart Christian believers are battling the established religion of Mother Isis/Father Osiris-Serapis for converts.
Enter Centurion Gaius Hespedan, a reflective and compassionate member of Emperor Nero's palace guard who, with his lieutenants and soldiers, is sent to Alexandria to solve the crime and apprehend the murderer.
Original title: Dog-Headed Death
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical