When Aulus Veridius Scapula flees Pontus his heart is breaking. He has been comfortable there for too long and realises he must find the amulet, stolen from him by his cousin Marcus, for it contains the key to untold wealth. He follows Marcus to Gaul where he fights under Caesar but despite his desperate efforts, he fails to find what he seeks. Sent back to Rome in disgrace, he continues his search, leaving a trail of blood in the streets and the arenas of the Mother City. In this tale of love, battle and family hour, Aulus follows his inexorable fate once again.
Fredrik Nath is a full-time neurosurgeon based in the northeast of England. In his time, he has run twenty-five Great North Run half-marathons in twenty-six years, trekked to 6000m in Nepal, done a 4000m tandem parachute jump and crossed the highest mountain pass in the world. He began writing, like John Buchan, because he ran out of penny-novels to read and felt he should write his own. Fred loves a good story, which is why he writes. Catch Fred online at: www.frednath.com