Ashes Book II
by Theodore Irvin Silar
Ancient Roman Slave-catchers Aries and Syriaticus are hired to capture and return three treasured slaves. The chase leads south across Italia, from Surrentum to Pompeii to the Valley of Diana to the mountains of Bruttium to the fields of Sicily to the Aetna volcano. On the way, they have an orgy, start a war, and face mobs of slaves bent on murder, among other adventures.