“ Amost 2000 years apart, two brilliant men judge the ultimate price acceptable for what they believe in.
Rome’s last Count of The Saxon Shore becomes a castaway in America with his legion while trying to save his emperor.
Aaron Abel, a reclusive Virginian multi-millionaire, tries to avert the threat of nuclear Armageddon all by himself.
Connecting the stories, a modern marine archaeologist finds a piece of Roman ship’s timber and sets out with the tycoon’s daughter to find her dying father somewhere in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Like ancient Rome, America dumped her monarchs to become a republic with a senate to make her laws. America’s Declaration of Independence and constitution were signed in one of her many cities with a classically derived name, and the motto of the Great Seal of the United States (E Pluribus Unum) derives via St Augustine from Cicero (the seal itself having been saved when Washington was burned by the beastly British in 1814).
Are those, can those be, the sole connections and resemblances?