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Head of Zeus
Four for a Boy
Four for a Boy M.E. Mayer
 Death in Byzantium, 4

DEATH IN BYZANTIUM: At the heart of what is left of the Roman Empire, lies a city simmering with intrigue & treachery. Amid this maelstrom stands John, a slave who has risen to become the right hand of Justinian, the greatest of Byzantium's emperors. With violence and murder commonplace, it is John's skills as an investigator that the Emperor prizes the most.

In this series prequel, John the Eunuch takes his first dangerous steps along the path that will lead him to hold office as Lord Chamberlain.

In the unnaturally cold winter of 525, the city is convulsed by doubt and riots, Emperor Justin is dying and the streets are terrorized alternately by a group of thugs and forces under the City Prefect. When a wealthy philanthropist is murdered, rumours abound that the heir to the throne, Justinian, is trying to sway the succession. In an attempt to clear his name, Justinian engages an anonymous slave called John to investigate what many believe could be part of a succession conspiracy.

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
01 Dec 2012 * 352pp * £5.99 * 9781781850961
REVIEWS
'Subtle, well-drawn characters, from the ascetic John to the capricious Justinian; an outstanding historical series.'
Publishers Weekly
'The perfect historical mystery'
The Booklist
'John the Lord Chamberlain is an unforgettable protagonist.'
Library Journal
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Author

M.E. Mayer

M.E. Mayer
M.E. Mayer is the husband and wife team of Mary Reed and Eric Mayer. Mary was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne and ran the Theology Faculty office at Oxford University before she emigrated to America and met her husband and co-author.
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