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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 28, July 9, 2006, Article 3

DOUBLE DAGGERS: A NOVEL ABOUT THE IDES OF MARCH DENARIUS

With the recent news about the return of a rare Ides of March
denarius to Greece, it's timely that a novel incorporating the
coin is going into its second printing.  The 204-page book was
published in hardcover and paperback in February 2006.  According
to the publisher, the first printing sold out due to a targeted
sales campaign geared toward coin dealers and collectors.  Have
any of our readers seen the book?  Here is a review distributed
by the publisher:

"Double Daggers by James R. Clifford is about four men separated
in time but united in their ambitions to possess the Ides of March
coin minted by Brutus in celebration of Julius Caesar's death:
Marcus Brutus himself, a crusading knight of medieval Europe, an
SS lieutenant of Hitler's, and a modern day Wall Street trader.
Creatively presenting the devilish intentions and pursuits of the
four lead characters and their intertwining fates of the four books,
Double Daggers is a riveting historical interpretation of the great
mythical powers of the legendary Roman coin. Benefitting from the
author's historical research and vividly acute concepts drawn from
the rule of the Roman, Crusading, Nazi, and modern eras, Double
Daggers is very strongly recommended as a complex, superbly
crafted, thoroughly entertaining novel from beginning to end."

Here are links to the author's web site and a page on the
history of the coin:
jrclifford.com
jrclifford.com/BRUTUS.html

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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