Nice little read set in ancient Rome. Basically this is your hard boiled detective genre mashed up with the historical and romance genres, written with humour of the quippy one-liner variety.
Not a perfect start but certainly accomplished and worth following up especially if you do not mind the obvious romance component. Something tells me these books will be popular with female readers, but nothing here should chase off the guys: there is plenty enough action and adventure.
The story was clever and moved along at a good pace. The dénouement was satisfying and intelligent enough. There is room for improvement, I think, but apparently this series has been very successful, so perhaps that is what happened....Continua