Publisher: Amber Quill Press | Date published: 01/01/2010
Roma, capital of the world, choked with summertime heat and filth, the sum and summit of earthly power and glory. This is the arena where the impoverished poet Martial struggles for money and fame.
When Titus, the "Princeps" or first citizen of Roma, asks Martial to be his spy, the shameless poet willingly accepts. Yet what first seems like a trivial assignment grows increasingly dangerous and deadly when the evil witch, Canidia, and Sagana, her ogress sister, enter into a plot with Domitian, Titus's brother.
With the help of a brave ex-legionary, Martial tries to reveal the plot to Titus. Yet Martial's efforts to save the Princeps only drag him deeper...into a Roman Hell...