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The villain Cleander has fallen, his wickedness gone from the imperial court, but his influence lives on. Amongst the Praetorians, a network of spies, killers and thieves remain, clawing on to the power they have enjoyed.

Rufinus, returned to the Guard at the hands of the devious Frumentarii, Rome’s imperial secret service, is intent on bringing the entire web of villainy to justice.

But Commodus’s reign falters and Rome is in peril. Wolves are at the door and every man with power prepares to make a bid for the purple. In a world of chaos, Rufinus is about to learn that Rome does not harbour corruption. Rome is corruption....

©2020 Simon Turney (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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Truly the best..

I've had, simply put, one of the best experiences with a series of novels to date. Every one a constant thrill filled ride - and this one is every bit as good! Hands down, the number one best author I have found. Fan of Simon Scarrow, Ben Kane or Anthony Riches? Prepare yourself for some fun!

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  • 07-01-2021

Good Historical Fiction.

Turney can write and he takes his history seriously. Good performance by Piers Hampton.

So, why only 3 *?

Because Audible doesn’t give a 3.5 * option and the characters lack a certain ingredient that I need in order to believe they are human.

Otherwise, A very engrossing work.

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  • james
  • 15-08-2020

Best series of books I've read.

please do more using rufinis. great character brilliant books. any body who has an interest in ancient Rome will love this series. and will have you gripped and have you wanting more.

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  • Owen, Dublin
  • 13-06-2020

Repetitive

I found the story line a little humdrum. The main character was beginning to get predictable, as were his escape routes.

I've listened to all four audiobooks before this but technical glitched where chapter were repeated twice was irritating.

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