Roman Blood By
Elena asks that you come to he House of Swans at once...Compelled by this message, the wealthy, sybaritic Sextus Roscius goes not to his harlot, but to his doom-savagely murdered by unknown assassins. In th unseasonable heat of a spring morning in 80 B.C., Gordianus the Finder is summoned to he house of Cicero, a young advocate staking his reputation on this case. The charge is patricide; the motive, a son's greed. The punishment, rooted deep in Roman tradition, is horrific beyond imagining.