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Reviews of Judgment of Caesar, the (2004)

Review by mojosmom (2004-08-02)
The latest in Saylor's Roma Sub Rosa series finds Gordianus the Finder taking his wife Bethesda to Egypt, because she believes that bathing in the Nile will cure the illness that has been plaguing her. It will also take them back to Alexandria, where they first met. But an unexpected encounter leads Gordianus to be present at Pompey's assasination, and he finds himself in the middle of the rivalry between Ptolemy and his sister-queen, Cleopatra, for the support of Caesar. Then a slave dies, tasting wine meant for Caesar and Cleopatra, and Meto, the son Gordianus had disowned, is accused.

Once again, Saylor gives us a well-researched and well-written mystery set in the midst of the political and military wars of ancient Rome.




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