Blood of a Gladiator

· Leonidas the Gladiator Mysteries Book 1 · Jennifer Ashley
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Leonidas, champion gladiator of Rome, is set free from the games by a mysterious benefactor who grants him freedom, a place to live, and a servant—Cassia, a scribe—to look after him.

But the benefactor is only so generous—Leonidas must pay his own way and Cassia’s, which means hiring himself out. The sharp-witted Cassia quickly lands him a post as a bodyguard, escorting a retired senator to Ostia.

The journey soon turns deadly, as Leonidas and Cassia find themselves squarely in the middle of intrigue that reaches from the slums of the Subura to the Palatine Hill and the emperor Nero himself.

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A.D. 62 Rome. Gladiator Leonidas the Spartan is given his freedom by an unknown benefactor. But he must keep himself and his slave Cassia by obtaining employment. His first position is as a bodyguard ...
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Delightful mystery set during Nero's reign, featuring an ex-gladiator, Leonidas the Spartan, and his "sidekick", the clever quick-witted slave scribe, Cassia. He's the "brawn" and clueless about life ...

About the author

Ashley Gardner is a pseudonym of NY Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley. She also writes the USA Today bestselling Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries.

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