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Conspirata (Cicero, Bk 2) (Audio CD) (Abridged)
Conspirata - Cicero, Bk 2 - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Robert Harris, Oliver Ford Davies (Narrator) The second installment in Robert Harris’s magnificent Ancient Rome Trilogy is “a portrait of ancient politics as a blood sport,” (The New York Times) where Cicero faces a new power struggle in a world filled with treachery, violence, and vengeance. — On the eve of Cicero’s inauguration as consul of Rome, a grisly discovery... more » sends fear rippling through a city already racked by unrest. A young slave boy has been felled by a hammer, his throat slit and his organs removed, apparently as a human sacrifice. For Cicero, the ill omens of this hideous murder only increase his dangerous situation: elected leader by the people but despised by the heads of the two rival political camps. Caught in a shell game that leaves him forever putting out fires only to have them ignite elsewhere, Cicero plays for the future of the republic…and his life. There is a plot to assassinate him, abetted by a rising young star of the Roman senate named Gaius Julius Caesar -- and it will take all the embattled consul’s wit, strength, and force of will to stop the plot and keep Rome from becoming a dictatorship.
Read by Oliver Ford Davies; abridged. 5 CDs., 6 hrs.« less