From the Sunday Times bestselling author


'Harris's novels about the Roman statesman Cicero, are perfect audiobook material.' 50 best audiobooks, Daily Mail

'Masterful' Sunday Times

'Gripping and accomplished' Guardian

'Truly gifted, razor-sharp' Daily Telegraph

Ancient Rome teems with ambitious and ruthless men. None is more brilliant than Marcus Cicero. A rising young lawyer, backed by a shrewd wife, he decides to gamble everything on one of the most dramatic courtroom battles of all time. Win it, and he could win control of Rome itself. Lose it, and he is finished forever.

Imperium is an epic account of the timeless struggle for power and the sudden disintegration of a society.

'In Harris' hands, the great game becomes a beautiful one' The Times

'A further step forward by this brilliant man who excels in everything he writers' Sunday Telegraph


  • Harris's best so far, rapid and compelling in narrative, copious in detail, thoroughly researched but also, which is more important, thoroughly imagined... Irresistible
    Allan Massie, Sunday Telegraph

About the author

Robert Harris

Robert Harris is the author of fifteen bestselling novels: the Cicero Trilogy - Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator - Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, The Ghost, The Fear Index, An Officer and a Spy, which won four prizes including the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, Conclave, Munich, The Second Sleep, V2 and Act of Oblivion. His work has been translated into forty languages and nine of his books have been adapted for cinema and television. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Gill Hornby.
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