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Viper's Revenge

(The third book in the Agents of Rome series)
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'Action-packed historical fiction. From the first few savage pages, the reader is right there beside Titus. The action keeps on coming until the tense and brutal conclusion.' Derek Birks, author of The Last of the Romans


Rome has tired of Sicilian pirates disrupting their grain supplies.

Twice the new Caesar, Octavian, has tasted defeat at the hands of the pirate chief, Sextus Pompey.

To combat the problem, Octavian creates a naval base and a new fleet manned by thousands of freed slaves.

But Rome is a hotbed of treachery, and when a trusted admiral sails into the new harbour to attack the enemy's shipyards, one of Octavian’s most senior spies is cruelly exposed.

Titus Villius Macer, former centurion of the Fifth Alaudae legion, must race against time to save his family from the vengeful Sextus.

The agent of Rome must bloody his sword once again, and so must his trusted friends as Rome’s new navy and twelve legions from Africa close on the pirates’ stronghold in a pincer movement.

Scores will be settled on land and sea in the Battle of Naulochus, the climax of a world-changing conflict and the making of New Rome.

Alistair Forrest is a journalist and editor. He is author of Libertas, Line in the Sand and the Agents of Rome series.

Praise for Alistair Forrest:

'Libertas is a fast-moving tale of fortitude, survival and eventual retribution told against the background of Rome's bloody civil war.' Douglas Jackson, author of Glory of Rome

'Libertas is a good read: pacy, exciting and often funny. Forrest makes us care about Munda. He captures the tragedy of a people dragged into the horror of a vicious war brought about by circumstances over which they had no control and could hardly understand.' Lynn Guest, Historical Novel Society

'A gripping and exciting read, well-researched and convincing.' Peter Tonkin, author of The Ides

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Action-packed historical fiction. From the first few savage pages, the reader is right there besides Titus." - Derek Birks

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