by Alison Morton
Captain Carina Mitela of the Praetorian Guard Special Forces is in trouble – one colleague has tried to kill her; another has set a trap to incriminate her in a conspiracy to topple the government.
Roma Nova, ruled by women, has survived sixteen hundred years since its foundation by Roman dissidents. Carina isn’t going to let it perish on her watch.
Proscribed and forced to operate illegally, she risks being terminated by both security services and conspirators. She must choose becoming a criminal or a counterspy, and between two men – the sophisticated and amoral Apollodorus or the upright Praetorian commander Conradus, her children’s father.
As she struggles to overcome the desperate odds and save her beloved Roma Nova and her own life, she faces the ultimate betrayal…