by Alison Morton
Late 1960s. Roma Nova is haemorrhaging silver – its lifeblood since dissidents founded the country at the dusk of the Roman Empire.
Ex-Praetorian Guard officer Aurelia Mitela is sent undercover to Berlin to investigate.
Should she pursue the mysterious and attractive Miklós, a suspected smuggler, or Caius Tellus, a ruthless and amoral Roma Novan she discovers operating in Berlin and whom she has despised and feared since childhood?
When her enemy strikes at her most vulnerable point, Aurelia must make an agonising decision – her country, her love or her child?