This is a novel by Paul Doherty writing as he so often does under a pseudonym. Paul Doherty is the consummate professional when it comes to writing historical mystery novels. I for one do not know how he can be so prolific with his offering of books and yet make sure that each of them is well researched. Whether they be 13th, 14th, or fifteenth century they are always true to the period. He also writes about Ancient Egypt and now he has taken to writing about Alexander the Great.
This is the second book in the Alexander mysteries. The books are very enjoyable as Paul Doherty's books always are, but in the case of these offerings, historically the truth may be bent more than a little, which may offend some purists, but the book is a novel and there to entertain rather than give a history lesson.
Thebes has succumbed to the unstoppable war machine of Alexander the Great, and the days following are filled with murder and intrigue. Lysander and Memmon, two of Alexander's favourite officers have been killed by a dangerous spy, and Alexander's rule is precarious until he solves the dangerous riddle of Oedipus' crown.