The Back Gate to Hell, a Novel of the Late Roman Empire
by Q. V. Hunter
Roman agent Numidianus' mission to spy on Caesar Gallus and his vicious consort Constantia tosses him into Antioch's cesspool of corruption. This third adventure in the Embers of Empire pits Marcus against the warring heirs to the Constantine dynasty and the eunuchs who rule them. Can Marcus save the Empire? More important, can he save his son Leo from mutilation by the Chief Eunuch, Eusebius?