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The Emperor's Spy

(2010)
(The Fire of Rome)
(The first book in the Rome series)
A novel by

 
 
AD 34: Sebastos Pantera is twelve. Training for the time when he too will be a soldier of Rome, he follows his father to a garden tomb on the outskirts of Jerusalem - where he watches him greet two men and a heavily pregnant woman - and in a moment that changes his life for ever, sees a wounded revolutionary being brought out alive ... Twenty years later on a strip of sand in Gaul, a grubby urchin watches a ship land, and a man with a badly scarred face disembark. The man is Pantera, assassin and spy for the Legions, returning from five years' undercover in Britannia. Pantera is sick of spying. But a deadly combination of old loyalties and a sense of unfinished business combine to lure him homeward to the city of Rome. Charged by his former mentor and spymaster, the Machiavellian Seneca the Younger, to root out the revolutionaries responsible for the city's seething unrest, Pantera soon finds that the main trouble maker is none other than his closest friend Saulos, a recent convert to the new religion of Christianity, and who is planning the biggest single act of terrorism the Roman empire has known. Spying, forbidden secrets, an ancient manuscript and an apocalyptic fire combine in a gripping thriller that will change the way we think about the ancient world.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

January 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rome: The Emperor's Spy
Author(s): M C Scott
ISBN: 0-593-05572-1 / 978-0-593-05572-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rome: The Emperor's Spy: Rome 1
Author(s): M C Scott
ISBN: 0-552-16800-9 / 978-0-552-16800-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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March 2011 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Rome: The Emperor's Spy
Author(s): M C Scott
ISBN: 0-553-82574-7 / 978-0-553-82574-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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March 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rome: The Emperor's Spy. M.C. Scott
Author(s): Manda Scott
ISBN: 0-553-81767-1 / 978-0-553-81767-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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February 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rome: The Emperor's Spy
Author(s): M C Scott
ISBN: 0-593-05573-X / 978-0-593-05573-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Kindle Editions

June 2010 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Rome: The Emperor's Spy: Rome 1
Author(s): M C Scott
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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