Author(s): Steven Saylor
In the city of Massilia (modern-day Marseille), on the coast of Southern Gaul, Gordianus the Finder's beloved son Meto has disappeared--branded as a traitor to Caesar and apparently dead. Consumed with grief, Gordianus arrives in the city in the midst of a raging civil war, hoping to discover what happened to his son. But when he witnesses the fall of a young woman from a precipice called Sacrifice Rock, he becomes entangled in discovering the truth--did she fall or was she pushed? And where, in all of this, could it be connected to his missing son? Drawn into the city's treacherous depths, where nothing and no one are what they seem, Gordianus must summon all of his skills to discover his son's fate--and to safeguard his own life.
"Saylor presents a vivid tableau of an ancient city under siege and an empire riven by internecine strife...One of today's finest historical mystery series."--"Publishers Weekly "on "Last Seen in Massilia""" "Saylor's scholarship is breathtaking and his writing enthralls."--Ruth Rendell, T"he Sunday Times" (London) on "Last Seen in Massilia" "Saylor provides historically accurate portrayals while never losing grasp of a captivating plot. His mysteries evolve with intelligent turns and vivid imagination."--"The Seattle Times "on "Rubicon""Saylor puts such great detail and tumultuous life into his scenes that the sensation of rubbing elbows with the ancients is quite uncanny."--"The New York Times Book Review "on "A Murder on the Appian Way"
Steven Saylor is the author of the long running Roma Sub Rosa series featuring Gordianus the Finder, as well as the "New York Times" bestselling novel, "Roma" and its follow-up, "Empire." He has appeared as an on-air expert on Roman history and life on The History Channel. Saylor was born in Texas and graduated with high honors from The University of Texas at Austin, where he studied history and classics. He divides his time between Berkeley, California, and Austin, Texas.