Weaving history and legend, critically acclaimed novelist Steven Saylor gives new life to the drama of Rome's first thousand years.
As Caesar marches on Rome and panic erupts in the city, Gordianus the Finder discovers—in his own home—the body of Pompey's favorite cousin. Before fleeing Rome, Pompey exacts a terrible bargain from our hero, the Finder himself: Gordianus must locate the killer, or sacrifice his own son-in-law to service in Pompey's legions—and certain death. Amid the city's sordid underbelly, Gordianus learns that the murdered man was a dangerous spy. Now, as he follows a trail of intrigue, betrayal, and ferocious battles on land and sea, the Finder is caught between the chaos of war and the terrible truth he must finally reveal.
Rubicon is another in Saylor's Roma Sub Rosa series of historical mystery novels, widely celebrated by general readers and classical scholars alike.