Unforgiven in Massilia is a detective novel about a violent conspiration and vendetta set in Rome and Massilia at the end of the 1st century AD.
Synopsis of Unforgiven in Massilia
In 70 A.D. assassins wash-up one after the other in Rome to kill the Emperor. Everything points towards Massilia and a new Batave revolt.
Vespasian has pacified Rome. The streets of the capital are calm, and Titus’ victories in Judea have reassured every citizen about the strength of the Empire. The streets of Rome are as peaceful and serene as they were during the reign of the Augustus. The Pax Romana is back across the Empire.
However, Lucius Apex lives a different reality. In his world, peace and stability are at stake. Attempts against the life of the Emperor are numerous. Assassins rush to Rome like waves washing ashore that nothing can restrain. They are fanatics, well trained soldiers of the former Batavian army recently crushed by Vespasian, still unforgiven in Batavia and in Massilia.
Lucius Apex battles to protect the Emperor while trying to catch a few of them alive to make them talk. But they prefer to die rather than giving away their accomplices and leaders. However, all the evidences point to a new Batavian insurrection organised from Massilia.
But are appearances always as they seem in Rome?
Unforgiven in Massilia is the second volume of the Lucius Apex series. It is preceded by The Riddle of a Murdered Slave and followed by Bad Blood Beyond the Grave. Although chronologically linked, each book can, however, be read independently.
The Lucius Apex series delves into the daily life of the Romans to give substance to investigations, with in the background murders and conspiracies against the Emperor Vespasian.
Details of the book
First Published: 28th of May, 2021
Paperback: 331 pages
ISBN-13 : 979-8511670096
Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.11 x 22.86 cm