‘Masterful’ Sunday Times
‘Gripping and accomplished’ Guardian
‘Truly gifted, razor-sharp’ Daily Telegraph
Ancient Rome teems with ambitious and ruthless men. None is more brilliant than Marcus Cicero. A rising young lawyer, backed by a shrewd wife, he decides to gamble everything on one of the most dramatic courtroom battles of all time. Win it, and he could win control of Rome itself. Lose it, and he is finished forever.
Imperium is an epic account of the timeless struggle for power and the sudden disintegration of a society.
‘In Harris’ hands, the great game becomes a beautiful one’ The Times
‘A further step forward by this brilliant man who excels in everything he writers’ Sunday Telegraph
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Harris deploys the devices of the thriller writer to trace the perils and triumphs of Cicero's ascent ... A finely accomplished recreation of the power struggles of more than two millenniums ago * The Observer * A joy to read in every way, and as a mirror to the politics of our present age has no equal * The Independent * Genres ancient and modern have rarely been so skilfully synthesised... Gripping and accomplished -- Tom Holland * The Guardian * In Harris's hands, the great game becomes a beautiful one * The Times * Harris's best so far, rapid and compelling in narrative, copious in detail, thoroughly researched but also, which is more important, thoroughly imagined... Irresistible -- Allan Massie * Sunday Telegraph *
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