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    The next volume in the Light in the Empire series will be available January 2, 2023! Pre-order available now.

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    Volume 12 of the Light in the Empire Series
    Available in hardcover, paperback and ebook formats at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com.au, other international Amazon sites, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

    Is truth worth the price if it costs you everything?

    For Tribune Glabrio, descended from three consuls of Rome and determined to be the fourth, commanding the troops policing Carthago appears ideal for hastening his political rise. Arriving from Rome with the secretly Christian Sartorus as his aide, Glabrio discovers the man he was to replace has vanished without a trace. Was the missing tribune too close to finding the counterfeiters Glabrio is now hunting? But no matter the cost, duty and honor require him to enforce Roman law.
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    Volume 11 of the Light in the Empire Series
    Available in hardcover, paperback and ebook formats at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com.au, other international Amazon sites, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

    When faced with impossible choices, how do you decide what matters most?

    For ten years, the incorruptible Tribune Titianus enforced Rome’s laws. He’s four days from leaving the Urban Cohort to teach at his brother-in-law Kaeso’s school when Emperor Hadrian and the Praetorian Prefect draft him to secretly investigate and thwart an assassination plot…one that might involve his own commander. He can’t refuse, but if Hadrian’s enemies discover his Christian faith, will it mean death for everyone he loves?
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    Volume 10 of the Light in the Empire Series
    Available in hardcover, paperback and ebook formats at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com.au, other international Amazon sites, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

    As he hunts the one who killed her father, will he discover the secret that could lead to her death?

    Devotion to duty and dogged determination make Tribune Titianus the most feared investigator of the Urban Cohort. Honor drives him to hunt down anyone who breaks Roman law, but it becomes personal when Lenaeus, his old tutor, is murdered in his own classroom. Why kill a respected teacher of the noble sons of Rome, a man who has nothing worth stealing and no known enemies? Had he learned something too dangerous to let him live?
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    Volume 9 of the Light in the Empire Series
    Available in hardcover, paperback and ebook formats at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com.au, other international Amazon sites, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

    Must the secrets we hide destroy our hope for a future?

    For a gladiator slave, each time you step on the sand, it’s kill or die. When Ursus decides to follow Jesus, he must choose to die the next time he’s ordered to fight…or run away. He runs, taking again his childhood name, Matti. But he isn’t just trying to escape. He’s running to Thessalonica, where he hopes to find other Christians like the woman who led him to faith.
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    Volume 8 of the Light in the Empire Series
    Available in hardcover, paperback and ebook formats at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com.au, other international Amazon sites, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

    Honor had forced him to protect her. Time would tell if he’d regret it.

    Marcus Brutus owns estates, ships, and gladiator schools that increase his fortune daily, but his greatest treasures are his honor and his wife. When she reveals her faith in Jesus before dying after the birth of their son, he’s consumed by hatred for the unnamed Christian woman who led his beloved to abandon the Roman gods, making him lose her in this life and the next.
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    Volume 7 of the Light in the Empire Series
    Available in hardcover, paperback and ebook formats at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com.au, other international Amazon sites, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

    Can the deepest loss bring the greatest gain?

    Rome’s conquering army took Ariana’s family and freedom, but nothing can take her faith in Jesus. When she rescues a tribune’s wife from certain death, her reward is freedom and a chance to free her brother and sister. But first she must catch up with the slave caravan before they vanish forever, and tracking them from Dacia to the coast seems impossible for one woman alone.
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    If you enjoyed Leander in True Freedom, I think you’ll love his sister Ariana 12 years earlier, when they both lost their freedom to Rome’s conquering legions, here in Hope Unchained.

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    Volume 6 of the Light in the Empire Series
    Available in hardcover, paperback and ebook formats at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com.au, other international Amazon sites, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

    The chains we cannot see can be the hardest ones to break.

    When Aulus runs up a gambling debt to his father’s political enemy, he’s desperate to pay it off before his father returns to Rome. His best friend Marcus suggests they fake the kidnapping of Aulus’s sister Julia and use the ransom money. But when the man they hired kidnaps her for real, Aulus is catapulted into a desperate search to find her. More

    I liked Brutus in Faithful, and I grew to like him and Africanus even more as I wrote True Freedom. The two of them will return as leading characters in Honor Bound, which will be releasing in May, 2020. I hope you’ll join them in the Empire again four years after this story.

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    Volume 5 of the Light in the Empire series
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    Must the shadows of the past destroy the hope of the future?

    In AD 122, Cornelia Scipia, proud daughter of one of Rome’s noblest families, learns her adulterous husband plans to betroth their daughter to the vicious son of his best friend. Over her dead body! Cornelia divorces him, reclaims her enormous dowry, and kidnaps her own daughter. She plans to start over with Drusilla a thousand miles away. No more husbands for her. But she didn’t count on meeting Hector, the widowed Greek captain of the ship carrying her to her new life.

    Devastated by the loss of his wife and daughter, Hector’s heart begins to heal as he befriends Drusilla. Cornelia’s sacrificial love for Drusilla and her courage and humor in the face of the unknown earn his admiration…as a friend. Is he ready for more?

    Marriage to the kind, honest sea captain would give Drusilla the father she deserves…and Cornelia the faithful husband she’s always longed for. But while her ex-husband hunts them to drag Drusilla back to Rome, secrets in Hector’s past and the chasms between their social classes and different faiths erect complicated barriers to any future together. Will God give two lonely hearts a second chance at happiness?

    Second Chances picks up the story of many of the people you met in The Legacy eight years later.

    I’ve loved the characters in all my novels, but writing about Lucius the Rat, AKA Lucius Drusus Fidelis, once more has been fun. I hope you’ll enjoy the mismatch between Cornelia (who divorces her adulterous husband and kidnaps her daughter to protect her from him), and Hector (the noble captain of Philip’s ship) and how God can turn even the worst things into something good.

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    Volume 4 of the Light in the Empire Series
    Now available in paperback and Kindle formats at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com.au, and international Amazon sites. Available at Kobo world wide and at Barnes & Noble in paperback and Nook (epub).

    Is the price of true friendship ever too high?

    In AD 122, Adela, the fiery daughter of a Germanic chieftain, is kidnapped and taken across the Roman frontier to be sold as a slave. When horse-trader Otto wins her while gambling with her kidnappers, he entrusts her to his friend and trading partner, Galen. Then Otto is kidnapped by the same men, and Galen must track them half way across the Empire before his best friend loses a fight to the death in a Roman arena. More

    Faithful  picks up the story of many of the people you met in Blind Ambition eight years later. Teenager Galen is a grown man, with the same great sense of humor and a heart that wants to please God. When a foolish choice lands his best friend Otto in a fight for his life, unlikely friendships are born, love blossoms, and broken relationships are restored as Galen’s faith and courage guide the quest to rescue him. I’ve loved the characters in all my novels, but I have to admit that Faithful has my favorites so far. If you enjoyed Blind Ambition, you’ll love some of the surprises in Faithful.

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    Volume 3 of the Light in the Empire Series
    Now available in paperback and Kindle formats at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and international Amazon sites. Available at Kobo world wide and at Barnes & Noble in paperback and Nook (epub).

    When Rome has taken everything, what’s left for a man to give?

    Betrayed by a ruthless son who’ll do anything for power and wealth, Publius Drusus faces death with an unanswered prayer―that his treasured daughter, Claudia, and honorable son, Titus, will someday share his faith. But who will lead them to the truth once he’s gone? More

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    Volume 2 of the Light in the Empire Series
    Now available in paperback and Kindle formats at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and international Amazon sites. Available at Kobo world wide and at Barnes & Noble in paperback and Nook (epub).

    Sometimes you have to almost die to discover how you want to live.

    It’s AD 114 in the Roman province of Germania Superior, and being a Christian carries a death sentence. Tribune Decimus Lentulus is on the fast track for a stellar political career back in Rome. When he’s robbed, blinded, and left for dead, a young German woman who follows the Way finds him. More

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    Volume 1 of the Light in the Empire Series
    Now available in paperback and Kindle formats at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and international Amazon sites. Available at Kobo world wide and at Barnes & Noble in paperback and Nook (epub).

    Are some wounds too deep to forgive?

    With a ruthless father who murdered for the family inheritance, Marcus Drusus plans to do the same. In AD 122, Marcus follows his brother Lucius to Judaea and plots to frame a zealot for his older brother’s death. More