The Eagle's Prey by Simon Scarrow
A Novel of the Roman Army

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The mighty Roman army faces Britain’s defiant tribes in the series’s powerful fifth book

It is late summer AD 44, and the battle-weary Roman legions are in their second year of campaigning against the British tribes. The troop’' commander, General Plautius, is under considerable pressure from the emperor to crush the natives once and for all. Centurions Macro and Cato are with the crack Second Legion under the precarious leadership of Centurion Maximus, and it’s their task to hold a ford across the river Tamesis when the natives are forced into a trap.
But Maximus’s nerve breaks at the critical point, allowing the enemy leader and his men to escape. Outraged by this failure, General Plautius orders the decimation of Macro and Cato’s unit. Their choice: die, or escape to become fugitives pursued by soldiers of their own ruthless army. Hiding from their former comrades, as well as the Britons, Cato’s small band of fugitives has only one chance to redeem itself before its soldiers are hunted down, like animals.

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SIMON SCARROW is the international bestselling author of the Roman Legion series. He was educated at the University of East Anglia and was a history professor before becoming a full-time writer.
Published July 22, 2008 by Thomas Dunne Books. 324 pages
Genres: History, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Further battlefield adventures of the ancient Roman centurions Macro and Cato.

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