Unable to make any progress in locating the missing Indavara, a desperate Cassius has been given an unrewarding assignment in Antioch. But when an old ally's daughter is kidnapped, he feels duty-bound to repay a long standing debt. Disillusioned with the tawdry demands of the Imperial Security Service, he disobeys his superiors and leaves Syria, determined to do some good.
Accompanied by nomadic chieftain Kabir and a trio of warriors, Cassius soon finds himself in Greece hunting a vicious band of slave-traders trafficking women across the Empire. But these are no common criminals, and as Cassius sets out to bring them down, he finds himself up against ruthless, cunning men with powerful friends and a lot to lose.
For the Agent of Rome, desperate times call for desperate measures.
Nick Brown grew up in Norfolk and later studied history at the University of Sussex. In 2000 he embarked on a PCGE course at the University of Exeter and began a career as a teacher of English and humanities. Having taught in England and Poland he now lives in his home town, Norwich. The Emperor's Silver is the fifth volume of the Agent of Rome series.
A gripping addition to the [Agent of Rome] series. — The Times
This entertaining adventure thrills from the outset but it also has much to say on that living, breathing monster of the Roman Empire - slavery. — Sunday Express
It's hard to avoid a comparison with the Empress of Roman crime, Lindsey Davis, but for me, Nick Brown holds his own in such exalted company. — crimereview.co.uk
Praise for AGENT OF ROME: THE IMPERIAL BANNER:
'THE IMPERIAL BANNER is Roman adventure at its best . . . brutal action leavened by a cynical brand of military humour, history, mystery, romance and an almost tangible sense of cohesion and camaraderie amongst Cassius and his cohorts. It's a formula that works well in so Brown's capable hands . . . Cassius's next assignment can't come too soon!'
— Lancashire Evening Post
If you love Scarrow, adore Iggulden and of course admire Scott, then make sure you add Brown to your list. Great stuff. — Falcata Times
Praise for AGENT OF ROME: THE SIEGE:
'A masterful debut from a new author completely at home in this era'
— Manda Scott
Once the action kicks off you won't be able to put it down. — Anthony Riches, author of the Empire series
Perfect pace, vivid combat sequences and superb characterisation — Lancashire Evening Post
Brown promises to be one of the most exciting sword-wielding writers in an ever-popular arena. — Oxford Times
A thrilling and fascinating coming-of-age adventure — Book Gazette
Nick Brown has the craft of storytelling at his fingertips ... The Siege is a fast-paced and satisfying read — Russell Whitfield, author of Gladiatrix
Brown has given this Roman military/adventure story a great twist in having Cassius hail from the secret service ranks . . . THE SIEGE is also a character study and offers a rare glimpse into 3rd century Rome and her occupation of Syria. — Historical Novels Review