Advocate: A Novel

by Anchor
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At the trial of Christ, Theophilus, brilliant young assessor raised in the Roman aristocracy, stands behind Pontius Pilate and whispers, ?Offer to release Barabbas.? The strategy backfires, and Theophilus never forgets the sight of an innocent man unjustly suffering the worst of all possible deaths?Roman crucifixion.Three decades later, Theophilus has risen through the legal ranks of the Roman Empire. He has survived the insane rule of Caligula and has weathered the cruel tyrant?s quest to control the woman he loves. He has endured the mindless violence of the Coliseum, faithfully carrying out his duties to defend the accused.Now he serves in the court of another evil Caesar, defending the man Paul against Nero?s baseless accusations. Can Theophilus mount a defense that will keep another innocent man from execution?The advocate?s first trial altered the course of history. His last will change the fate of an empire.