'Laws are silent in times of war.' Cicero
'Triumphant, compelling and deeply moving . . . the finest fictional treatment of Ancient Rome in the English language. They are distinguished by the mastery of the sources, sympathetic imagination, political intelligence and narrative skill . . . It's a wonderful, dramatic, story, wonderfully told.'
'Thrillers are supposed to thrill, but few really do raise your heart rate and short-circuit your critical faculties . . . Exhilarating . . . This trilogy deserves the highest compliment that can be paid to a work of historical fiction.'
'Contemporary echoes abound in this endlessly fascinating exploration of power struggles.'
Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday BOOKS OF THE YEAR
'Harris's fascination with politics galvanises his impressive knowledgeableness into compulsive fiction.'
Peter Kemp, Sunday Times BOOKS OF THE YEAR
'Wonderful trilogy . . . I haven't enjoyed Roman history more since Robert Graves's I, Claudius.'
Anthony Horowitz, Guardian BOOKS OF THE YEAR
'Staying close to the sources, Harris picks his way masterfully through Cicero's personal and political dilemmas . . . superb . . . does full justice to one of Rome's most interesting complex and humane statesmen, whose pragmatic political treatises proved so influential during the renaissance and enlightenment.'
'Harris' version of Cicero is a tremendous creation.'
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What Robert Harris' character Cicero has to say on the big topics, from love and marriage to money and death, in Dictator, the last book of the Cicero series.