'Stop this fire, whatever it takes. I, your Emperor, order it.' The Emperor: Nero, Emperor of Rome and all her provinces, feared by his subjects for his temper and cruelty, is in possession of an ancient document predicting that Rome will burn. The Spy: Sebastos Pantera, assassin and spy for the Roman Legions, is ordered to stop the impending cataclysm. He knows that if he does not, his life - and those of thousands of others - are in terrible danger. The Chariot Boy: Math, a young charioteer, is a pawn drawn into the deadly game between the Emperor and the Spy, where death stalks the drivers - on the track and off it. From the author of the bestselling Boudica series, The Emperor's Spy begins a compelling new series of novels featuring Sebastos Pantera. Rich characterisation and spine tingling adventure combine in a vividly realised novel set amid the bloodshed and the chaos, the heroism and murderous betrayal of ancient Rome.
M.C. Scott began writing while still a horse vet in Newmarket with the result that horses feature prominently in her novels. In The Emperor's Spy, they have evolved from the home-bred battle mounts of the tribal warriors in her bestselling Boudica quartet of novels to the four-in-hand chariot racers favoured by the Emperor Nero. The research took her back to the Ist Century AD, a time when life was simpler, more majestic and far more thrilling than now. She lives with her partner in Shropshire and is working on the next book in her 'Rome' series featuring the assassin and spy, Sebastos Pantera. For more information on M.C. Scott and her books visit www.MCScott.co.uk.