There is rioting in the streets, cold-blood massacres by extremist political
groups, attempted coups by liberating forces based on the continent.
Mak Seaton is a senior civil servant whose strengths and weaknesses are
bound up in the view that his duty is to the ruling faction.
But when Seaton uncovers evidence of corruption at the highest levels of power,
even his wealth and position cannot protect him from the Triumvirate.
But there is another possibility: Nero did not die in that ditch, but somebody who looked very much like him did. This gives Nero the opportunity to start a new life in pursuit of his first love: music. But there's a problem - Nero is being pursued by two people who have reason to suspect he is still alive - one wants him dead, the other is a passionate fan of his dreadful music and wants his genius recognised ...
Tom Holt is an innovative, challenging and wonderfully entertaining writer of historical fiction. NERO is essential reading for all fans of Tom Holt and historical fiction.
Lusciously atmospheric and masterfully drawn, this is an unforgettable story of aspiration, determination, rivalry and romance on a tropical plantation.