By Robert Harris
Historical Rome is the environment for the lovely new novel from Robert Harris, the #1 bestselling writer of place of origin, Enigma, Archangel and Pompeii.
When Tiro, the exclusive secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a chilly November morning, he units in movement a series of occasions in order to ultimately propel his grasp into the most well-known court dramas in history.
The stranger is a Sicilian, a sufferer of the island's corrupt Roman governor, Verres. The senator is Cicero, a super younger attorney and spellbinding orator, made up our minds to achieve imperium - preferrred energy within the state.
This is the starting-point of Robert Harris's such a lot complete novel up to now. Compellingly written in Tiro's voice, it takes us contained in the violent, treacherous international of Roman politics, to explain how one guy - shrewdpermanent, compassionate, devious, weak - fought to arrive the head.