"Harris is the master. With Lustrum
, [he] has surpassed himself. It is one of the most exciting thrillers I have ever read'."
- Peter Jones, Evening Standard
"Harris communicates such a strong sense of imperial Rome - the book is awesomely well-informed about the minutiae of everyday life."
"Thoroughly engaging - The allure of power and the perils that attend it have seldom been so brilliantly anatomised in a thriller."
- Sunday Times
"Harris never makes his comparisons between Rome and modern Britain explicit, but they are certainly there. And that's the principal charm of his ancient thrillers - their up-to-dateness."
- Sunday Telegraph
About the Author
Robert Harris worked as a reporter for the BBC’s Panorama
programmes before becoming political editor of the Observer
and subsequently a columnist for the Sunday Times
and Daily Telegraph
. His books have been translated into thirty-seven languages.