More of what readers are saying about The Tribune:

"I just wanted to write to you and let you know how much I enjoyed your recent novel The Tribune. Historical fiction is my favorite genre, I read it a LOT and I think you really hit a major home run here. I can't believe this is your first solo outing! Nice job, sir. I usually read older books and have rarely enjoyed a contemporary novel so much. Great characters, terrific story, quick dialogue, and a few really nice surprises. You blended history, the ancient military, action, mystery and real people just beautifully as well as adding some wonderful emotional moments. Whenever I'd have to put it down, getting back to it again was my favorite part of the day. I'm just sorry I finished so soon..." — From a reader email

"I enjoyed reading The Tribune very much. It was one of those book that you start, and you can't put it down until you've finished. I was actually writing to encourage you to make a series of books with Lucius, but after visiting your website, I can see that you have already planned to do so. Bravo! I'm sure it will be a very interesting and entertaining series..." — From a reader email

"I loved The Tribune!! This book was given to me...not my usual read — I often shy away from historical novels —however this one not only kept my interest and attention, I didn't want to put it down. The Tribune is extremely well written and well researched..." — A reader from Oakton, VA

"I found The Tribune to be a fascinating story of ancient Rome and an excellent mystery that made it hard to put down. Pat Larkin's well-written story is a visual delight with his vivid descriptions of hard fought battles and murderous plots. This is the type of story that that had me wondering, worrying and cheering on the hero!!!" — A reader from San Francisco, CA

"I bought this last night from the local Barnes and Noble and am already almost finished with it. (Meaning I have hardly slept at all and am now behind on a deadline at work!) Larkin does a superb job in crafting a believable and engaging Roman world with absorbing characters and a plot that won't let you put the book down until you've finished reading it." — A reader

"I highly recommend The Tribune written by one of my favorite authors, Patrick Larkin....I could not put down this fast-paced, action-packed story about a young Roman officer who faces great evil....The combination of Larkin's vivid descriptions, accurate historic details, and well-drawn characters brings to life the turmoil and upheaval of ancient Rome during the time of Christ.  The addition of a bit of spirituality-without-preachiness sets this book far above other well-written, exciting historical novels.  The Tribune is unforgettable!" — A reader from Spokane, WA

"I have never read anything by Patrick Larkin before, but one of my friends told me about this book and I really enjoyed it. It captured my imagination, kept me guessing until the end, and made me want to read more about this time period..." — A reader from Fayetteville, NC

"I found this novel to be well-written, and I didn't want to put it down. Interesting plotlines, interesting setting, several interesting characters, I can't wait to see what next the author publishes. Worth looking for!" — A reader from Montclair, CA

"I just finished reading your book last night...I thoroughly enjoyed it. I like reading both historical books and works of fiction that have to do with ancient Rome...Again, I thank you for a great story. I read it through quickly since I could not quit reading it until I was done." — A reader from Michigan

"Just wanted to drop a quick note to say that I finished your book, The Tribune, and found it to be excellent. A great read! I hope there's more where that came from..." — A reader

"I felt The Tribune was brilliant. I understand it is your first published solo novel. I will buy your next one. I thought you might find that useful feedback." — A reader

"I found The Tribune a very engaging read full of intrigue and historical detailing...I'm not a typical fan of the mystery genre but found my curiosity piqued as the description of the period's political machinations turned...This is a great summer book, with characters that represent a time and place certainly worth discussing! Two thumbs up!" — A reader from California

"I read this book in its entirety on a trans-pacific flight to Tokyo. I didn't want to put it down. Pat Larkin does a brilliant job crafting a suspenseful historical novel. This book is made for the movies. If you enjoy history, or mystery novels, this one is for you." — A reader from Los Angeles, CA

"Thank you for a well-written, intelligent novel, one which kept my interest and mind engaged. Thank you also for the last word in the book, which caught me completely by surprise. Bravo, sir." — A reader from the East Coast

"I have just finished The Tribune & loved it!  I spent my days on the beach totally engrossed in Ancient Rome.  Your website stated that you plan more books with these characters, I can't wait.  I plan on sharing the book with my friends.  Thank you for such a wonderful story." — From a reader email

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