Captain Carina Mitela of the Praetorian Guard Special Forces is in trouble - one military colleague has tried to kill her, and another has set a trap to incriminate her in a conspiracy to topple the government of Roma Nova.
Founded 1,600 years ago by Roman dissidents and ruled by women, Roma Nova barely survived a devastating coup d'état 30 years ago. Carina swears to prevent a repeat and not merely for love of country. Seeking help from a not quite legal old friend could wreck her marriage to the enigmatic Conrad.
Proscribed and operating illegally, she risks being terminated by both security services and conspirators. As she struggles to overcome the desperate odds and save her beloved Roma Nova and her own life, she faces the ultimate betrayal....
Alison Morton grew up in West Kent. She completed a BA in French, German and economics and, 30 years later, an MA in history. She now lives in France with her husband. A Roman nut since age 11, she has visited sites throughout Europe including the alma mater, Rome. But it was walking on the mosaics at Ampurias (Spain) that triggered her wondering what a modern Roman society would be like if run by women....