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Lustrum: (Cicero Trilogy 2) - Cicero Trilogy (CD-Audio)
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Lustrum: (Cicero Trilogy 2) - Cicero Trilogy (CD-Audio)

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CD-Audio Published: 08/10/2009
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The year is 63 BC. In an age of political titans, Cicero stands supreme: the senior consul of the Roman republic. But jealous rivals are determined to destroy him and seize control of the state. To thwart them will take all his guile - and will lead him, and Rome, to the brink of destruction. Robert Harris's Lustrum is a page-turning thriller that pitches the reader into the power struggles and vicious factionalism of the Roman Republic at one of its most tumultuous moments, as Cicero is alerted to a plot to overthrow the government and take over the state. The conspiracy is led by the aristocratic politician Catalina, backed by other, shadowy factions; even Julius Caesar is implicated. Undeterred, Cicero devotes himself to exposing the treachery, and after a bloody struggle emerges triumphant. But the gods are pitiless - and the most talented men over-reach themselves. When the sexually voracious senator and nobleman Clodius is put on trial, accused of entering a sacred women-only religious ritual in pursuit of Caesar's wife, Cicero finds himself embroiled in the case as the reluctant star witness for the prosecution. He has made many enemies, and as Caesar, Crassus and Pompey grasp political power, he discovers that he has sown the seeds of his own downfall... Meticulously researched and brilliantly written, Lustrum is an entirely self-contained novel, but it is also a continuation of Cicero's story as told in Robert Harris's bestselling Imperium. A third Roman volume will complete the trilogy in 2011.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781846570445
Weight: 198 g
Dimensions: 142 x 125 x 25 mm
Edition: Abridged edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"[Lustrum] stands on its own merits as a thoroughly engaging historical novel. Republican Rome, with all its grandeur and corruption, has rarely been made as vivid as it appears in Harris's book. The allure of power and the perils that attend it have seldom been so brilliantly anatomised in a thriller." -- The Sunday Times
"Harris never makes his comparisons between Rome and modern Britain explicit, but they are certainly there. And that's the principal charm of his ancient thrillers - their up-to-dateness." -- Sunday Telegraph
"Intrigue and excitement all the way, brilliantly read by Oliver Ford Davies." -- Kati Nicholl * Daily Express *

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