By Robert Harris, read by Douglas Hodge.
Abridged and produced by Lisa Osborne.In Republican Rome, a young lawyer named Marcus Cicero takes on a hopeless case.
Cicero is required to choose between powerful men.
Will he throw in his lot with Pompey or Crassus?
Cicero has received a setback to his political ambitions.
Pompey will not support his run for aedile.
Time to take his future into his own hands.
Cicero has won the right to prosecute Gaius Verres for corruption.
Now he must journey to Sicily in the depths of a cold winter to find his evidence.
Cicero returns from Sicily with boxes of evidence against Gaius Verres.
The scene is set for one of the great courtroom dramas of the ancient world.
Two years after Cicero's landmark victory in the case against Gaius Verres, Rome is under attack by pirates.
With the city under attack, Cicero works to secure the supreme command for Pompey the Great.
Cicero is climbing the political ladder in Rome, but he has powerful enemies determined to stop his run for consul.
Cicero's enemies are bribing their way to the consulship.
He may be the best lawyer in Rome, but has he any chance against the forces of corruption?
Cicero has uncovered a plot against the state, which he must overturn if he is to keep his own political ambitions intact.