This is the 11th book in the Gordianus series. These are mysteries set in Ancient Rome . What I like about these is that he always includes real people in his stories and cleverly weaves them into the latest case Gordianus the Finder has to solve. In this book he is hired by Caesar's wife, Calpurnia, no less. Our old favourite Cicero makes an appearance, as well as Cleopatra. As usual, Steven's superb story telling and research into the period leads us on an exciting journey through Ancient Rome. Caesar is having his triumphs now but we all know what happens, and I cannot wait for Steven's take on it. Keep writing!