A gripping tale of ancient Rome from the bestselling author of the astoundingly successful Alexander trilogy.
March, 44 BC: Rome, in all her glory, has expanded her territories beyond the wildest dreams of her citizens, led by Caius Julius Caesar – Pontifex Maximus, dictator perpetuo, invincible military leader and only 56 years old. He is a man in command of his destiny, who wields enormous power throughout the vast empire. However his god-given mission – to end the blood-splattered fratricidal wars, reconcile implacably hostile factions and preserve Roman civilisation and world order – is teetering dangerously close to collapse... His power is draining away. None of his supporters can stop the inexorably evolving plot against him and prophecy will explode into truth on the Ides of March and the world will change forever.
This is a political thriller laced through with all the intrigue and action surrounding one of the most crucial turning points in the history of western civilisation.