The Senator’s Darkest Days by Joan E. Histon
A personal message from the author:
After writing the first book in the series, ‘The Senator's Assignment‘, I continued to be fascinated by the brutal and corrupt world of the Roman Empire during the reign of Caligula, especially the role women played in it. That is why, alongside my fictional characters, you will find familiar names from history that helped shape Rome, and the world of today.
— Joan E. Histon
40AD and despite the threat of bloodshed, Senator Vivius Marcianus travels to Jerusalem to investigate the delay in erecting the Emperor's statue in the temple. Failure is not an option. When Vivius is wounded and imprisoned, it is left to Dorio to rescue his heavily pregnant sister and her children and set about proving Vivius's innocence.