A Roman slave, accused of murder, is helped by a "secret" Christian.
When a Roman senator is found stabbed to death, his secretary manages to escape arrest but knows he must find help if he is to save his mother and fellow slaves from death. Roman law says that if a slave commits murder -- or is suspected of murder -- then all the slaves must die. "Part Agatha Christy, part Eloise McGraw," writes one reviewer. We agree. This is a winner.