Couldn't decide whether to rate this one as 3 stars or 4 - probably 3.5. Anyway, reading the story of Caesar from the view of Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus, one of his closest friends and advisers and one of the assassins, was fascinating. The author demonstrates how Caesar may have alienated himself from those who supported and advanced his career throughout his life. As the story evolves it appears that the only opinion that counts is his own. How can anyone doubt Caesar and his decisions yet those who campaigned or served in politics with him well know he is just a man even though he is a brilliant one. Quite a different approach but a most interesting one and a fascinating premise.