Sunday, June 01, 2003

The Tribune

By Patrick Larkin

Lucius Aurelius Valens is a young Roman officer with a strong sense of duty and a commitment to justice. Those ideals earn him only a thankless posting to restless and impoverished Galilee. There the massacre of a detachment of Praetorian Guards and the man they were protecting--a member of the Roman Senate and an ally of the emperor Tiberius himself--plunges Valens straight into a deadly web of murder and intrigue, with far more at stake than just his own life and honor.
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