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Author: Steven Saylor Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Roma Sub Rosa Series Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781481592345
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As Caesar marches on Rome and panic erupts in the city, Gordianus the Finder discovers, in his own home, the body of Pompey’s favorite cousin. Before fleeing the city, Pompey exacts a terrible bargain from the finder of secrets: to unearth the killer or sacrifice his own son-in-law to service in Pompey’s legions—and certain death. Amid the city’s sordid underbelly, Gordianus learns that the murdered man was a dangerous spy. Now, as he follows a trail of intrigue, betrayal, and ferocious battles on land and sea, the Finder is caught between the chaos of war and the terrible truth he must finally reveal.

Rubicon, set in early days of the Roman Civil War, is a pivotal novel in Saylor’s bestselling and critically acclaimed series of novels set in late republican Rome.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Saylor has the rare ability to make history comprehensible but also entirely personal and terrifying.”


  • “Even readers not drawn to historical settings should explore Saylor’s impressive series set in ancient Rome…Saylor writes about ancient Rome as naturally and comfortably as if he had lived there, capturing both its glory and brutality. Finely shadowed characters and an action-packed finale make this a praiseworthy addition to a series that deserves wide attention.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The depth and realism of detail and ambience, the superbly crafted plot, the sense of excitement and adventure, and the way Saylor makes ancient Rome—its people, politics, customs, sights, and sounds—come alive add up to a gripping read that’s as intense as it is satisfying.”


  • “The reader is once again caught up in a world of murder, intrigue, and history…This novel is an excellent blending of mystery and history.”

    Library Journal

  • “Once again, Saylor resourcefully uses a single crime to focus the story of a civilization gone mad.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “[Ralph Cosham] gives the novel a full-voiced reading.”

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About the Author

Steven Saylor is a freelance writer, editor, and the author of novels set in ancient Rome. He studied history at the University of Texas at Austin. Saylor’s writing has appeared in the Threepenny Review, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, and the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. He lives in Berkeley, California, and Austin, Texas.

About the Narrator

Ralph Cosham (1936–2014), a.k.a. Geoffrey Howard, was a British journalist who changed careers to become a narrator and screen and stage actor. He performed in more than one hundred professional theatrical roles, and several of his narrations were named “Audio Best of the Year” by Publishers Weekly. He won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards, and in 2013 he won the coveted Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration for his reading of Louise Penny’s The Beautiful Mystery.