Legate's Daughter

Legate's Daughter

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by Wallace Breem
     
 

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With Augustus ailing and the succession in doubt, Rome is alive with rumor and conspiracy.

Off the North African coast, a legate has been murdered and his daughter kidnapped. In the emperor's name, Marcus Agrippa organizes an expedition to recover the girl and reveal the intrigue. But he needs an unusual and expendable sort of man for this sensitive and…  See more details below

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With Augustus ailing and the succession in doubt, Rome is alive with rumor and conspiracy.

Off the North African coast, a legate has been murdered and his daughter kidnapped. In the emperor's name, Marcus Agrippa organizes an expedition to recover the girl and reveal the intrigue. But he needs an unusual and expendable sort of man for this sensitive and cutthroat mission.

Enter Curtius Rufus-disgraced centurion, relentless womanizer, cocksure gambler-a man who should live by his wits and sword but is more likely found sleeping off a hangover next to a pretty slave girl. Rufus wants nothing more than to continue his vagrant Roman life, but Agrippa will not allow him that seedy luxury.

Threatened into accepting the mission, Rufus leads a contingent to the barbarian borders of the empire. There, using seduction, prowess, cunning, and the most invaluable bribe, Rufus tries to rescue the kidnapped girl and perhaps redeem his own life. But all too late, he realizes that the mission was betrayed early on, just another play in Rome's continuing power struggle. Surviving now only by his wits and his sword, Rufus conjures surprises of his own.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590710197
Publisher:
Rugged Land
Publication date:
03/09/2004
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.32(d)

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Legate's Daughter 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
J3v0n More than 1 year ago
This Book is Your Grand Daddy's Idea of Roman Empire Fiction Before Gladiator, HBO's Rome, Spartacus Blood and Sand, or any Simon Scarrow novels there was this piece of crap. Yes, the Roman Empire depicted in the pages of "The Legate's Daughter" is boring as hell. There's no gory violent action, eloquent dialogue peppered with cussing, or my personal favorite, gratuitous sex scenes. Nope, this title brings you all the mundaneness of diplomacy and travel. You would think the lead character whose gambling and womanising ways would make things interesting. However this was written for a cleaner audience in mind. If you want a good Roman Empire fiction then pick up any Simon Scarrow novels and pass this crap over.