I think that one day I am going to have to compile my list of favorite, fictional, evil people. When I do that Alison Morton’s Caius Tellus will certainly be on that list. Insurrectio is a taut drama centering on Tellus’ political ambitions…ambitions that could undo centuries of a stable form of government and supplant it with Tellus as a tyrant. Caught in the crosshairs of his ambition is Aurelia Mitela and hoo-boy does he ever hold a grudge. The story is full of the drama and tension that the author has made a trademark of the Roma Nova series and in spots steps them up even more. So, if you’re looking for a political thriller this is sure to please. Strong characters, a plot with lots of twists and turns, love, betrayal, pain and loss make this a 5 star winner.