Helius, Nero's most trusted advisor, anticipates the death of his sworn enemy, the legendary warrior Gallus Sergius Vitas, scheduled to die a gruesome death in the arena. However, the badly beaten man who appears in the amphitheater is not who he seems.
Rescued by a stranger and given a mysterious scroll, Vitas is told that he must decipher this letter to find the answers he needs - a letter that Helius is also determined to decipher and to keep hidden from Nero.
As Nero's reign of terror grows, so does his circle of enemies.
©2005 Hank Hanegraaff (P)2005 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.