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The eagle in the sand / Simon Scarrow.

By: Scarrow, Simon.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Scarrow, Simon. Eagles of the Empire: 7.; Cato: bk. 7.Publisher: London, England : Headline, 2017Copyright date: ©2006Description: 340 pages : map ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780755350018; 0755350014.Subject(s): Soldiers -- Fiction | Macro, Lucius Cornelius (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-284 A.D. -- Fiction | Rome -- Army -- Officers -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction.Summary: Trouble is brewing in Syria, on the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire. With the troops in a deplorable state, centurions Macro and Cato are despatched to restore the competence of the cohort. But another challenge faces them as Bannus, a local tribesman, is brewing up trouble and preaching violent opposition to Rome. As the local revolt grows in scale, Macro and Cato must stamp out corruption in the cohort and restore it to fighting fitness to quash Bannus – before the eastern provinces are lost to the Empire forever…
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IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME!

THE EAGLE IN THE SAND is the action-packed seventh novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series. Essential reading for fans of Bernard Cornwell. 'Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best' Independent

Judaea in AD 46. Roman centurions Cato and Macro have been posted to Judaea for a 'hearts and minds' operation. The Empire needs to win over the locals after some of their religious figures have started revolts - and since the Romans crucified the last charismatic Judaean leader, the natives' rebellions have become bolder.

Not only are these small villages causing trouble, but there are also thousands of Parthians eager to fight Rome. With the threat of suicide attacks and even all-out war, Cato and Macro have their peace-keeping work cut out...

Trouble is brewing in Syria, on the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire. With the troops in a deplorable state, centurions Macro and Cato are despatched to restore the competence of the cohort. But another challenge faces them as Bannus, a local tribesman, is brewing up trouble and preaching violent opposition to Rome. As the local revolt grows in scale, Macro and Cato must stamp out corruption in the cohort and restore it to fighting fitness to quash Bannus – before the eastern provinces are lost to the Empire forever…