"Vidi, vici, veni . . ."1) THE CRIME OF THE CENTURIUS . . . I had the honor of joining former prosecuter, and now aspiring author Marcia Clark at Troppos last night. You may recall that Ms. Clark was the prosecuting attorney in the famous trial with gladiator Orenthalius Janus Simpsonian, or as his fans called him, O.J. It seems like only yesterday that we watched O.J. fleeing Rome in his white chariot with Praetorians in hot pursuit. We heard the grim details of the double murder of his ex-wife and her friend. Finally defending attorney F. Ledo Baleius made his famous quote, "If the glove doesn't fitus, you must aquitus." Marcia co-wrote the bestseller Without A Doubt about the trial, and her first fiction title, Guilt By Association (9780316129510) 25.99, also draws on her experience as an attorney. The food and company at Troppos were worthy of any of Caligula's orgies. Also, the nectar of Bacchus was flowing as fast as the Tiber River. Good times. Ms. Clark's book with her main character DA Rachel Knight will appeal to fans of both Johannes Grishium and Scottus Turowian, so I would anticipate big sales right out of the Augean gates. Her book Guilt By Association will be released in both scroll and palm-leaf manuscript on XX Aprilis, MMXI . . .
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