Antonus Paullus, in a series of action packed encounters, faced danger, intrigue, and betrayal as he served Rome in Italy and Africa. He and the Paullus familia, under the even hand of the paterfamilias, his grandfather, struggle to Defend The Roman Republic from the self-serving actions of Roman citizens and from the double dealing of Carthage. Tullia, Antonus' wife, used her fortune to help the familia and jeopardized her life and mental well being to serve the Republic. The spymaster shared his life changing experience with revenge, to help his beloved wife live with her actions on behalf of Rome. Antonus Paullus becomes paterfamilias and he realized that there are great threats from both internal and external forces facing the Republic.
Defending The Roman Republic is the third in a series of fast moving, action packed novels dealing with the sixteen year long Second Punic War and the role of Antonus Paullus and the Paullus Familia. Actual events, battles, and individuals from the period are used as a framework for these works of fiction.