It is the year 221 B.C. and there is a tenuous peace between the two rival states of Carthage and Rome, but vengeance, not peace is on the mind of Herotyrus -- one of Carthages' noble citizens. When his plans of revenge fail, Herotyrus is forced from the streets of Carthage to Hannibal's army in Iberia, where he is consigned to the dead, so he can become Hannibal's personal spy. But as a Carthaginian on Roman soil, Hero's loyalties are tested as he discovers slavery, treachery and love -- slavery that brings him to the brink of death, treachery that spans the Mediterranean Sea and love that transcends the hate of two warring nations. With traitors hunting him within the ranks of those he should trust, Hero fights to survive, going from spy to assassin in an attempt to end the corruption threatening Hannibal's campaign and his own life. About the Author Since the age of 12, I have had a fascination with history. At first, my interest was directed toward World War II, from the different theaters of operation, to the holocaust and the resistance. It was a springboard for my desire to learn about other conflicts -- especially ancient ones. I fell in love with Richard the Lionheart, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. I discovered that how they waged war spoke volumes of their character as humans. Hannibal, however, became my favorite. Hannibal's dedication to rooting out corruption is amazing -- and underappreciated. He lived at a time when his country (citystate) had become rich and arrogant. He entered the war with Rome understanding something that older and wiser leaders in Carthage should have: this was was not for land or riches, but for one nation's survival. This made the story of Two Spies and a General a great pleasure for me to write.