SPQR X: A Point of Law

The SPQR Roman Mysteries (Volume 10)

John Maddox Roberts

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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Decius Caecilius Metellus is moving up in the world. He’s won some money and glory fighting pirates in the Mediterranean and expects a speedy election to the office of praetor.
That all changes when a man he’s never seen before publicly accuses him of corruption. Decius and his powerful family of Rome’s leading politicians scramble to prepare a defense. However, the day of the trial they are greeted with a strange surprise on the steps of the courthouse: the corpse of the man who made the accusation. Now Decius is up against a much more serious charge of murder. It may cost him his chance to run for office, but not if he can help it.
Roberts once again masterfully sets Decius and his adventures against the background of this famed and crumbling Republic, enriching his story with historical detail and the immortal personalities of the day.

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"The death throes of the Roman Republic are a worthy setting for a thriller, and Roberts displays his usual deftness in making the period come to life."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"Layers of intrigue slowly unfold, along with a meticulously detailed glimpse of ancient Roman society ... A wry first-person narrative."--Kirkus Reviews

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John Maddox Roberts

John Maddox Roberts is the author of numerous works of science fiction and fantasy in addition to his well-loved SPQR mysteries. He and his wife live in New Mexico.

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SPQR X: A Point of Law
John Maddox Roberts

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
May 2007
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ISBN: 9780312337261
ISBN10: 0312337264
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
$17.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429908399
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272 pages
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