By Simon Scarrow
The Roman Empire's conquest of Britannia is lower than hazard from inside of. Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro needs to discover a traitor to avoid unthinkable defeat.
A messenger at the streets of Rome has been intercepted and tortured, revealing a plot to sabotage the Roman army's crusade opposed to Caratacus, commander of Britannia's local tribes. A treacherous agent's venture is to open a moment entrance of assault opposed to them and get rid of the 2 Roman squaddies who may perhaps stand within the way.
Unwarned, Cato and Macro are with the Roman military pursuing Caratacus and his males during the mountains of Britannia. Defeating Caratacus eventually turns out inside of their clutch. however the plot opposed to the 2 heroes threatens not just their army targets but additionally their lives
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Brothers in Blood (Eagle, Book 13) by Simon Scarrow