Just released this week is the first book in a new series published by Overlook, Harry Sidebottom's Fire in the East, a first gripping installment in an immense grand narrative—the Warrior of Rome series. In this “well-constructed, well-paced and gripping account” (Times Literary Supplement), Harry Sidebottom combines stunning historical detail with resounding contemporary relevance as he explores the enduring question of how far the West will go to defend its liberties before it destroys the very thing it is trying to protect. . . .The spectacular flair for explosive action, depth of literary and geographic background, as well as the psychological complexity of the characters makes Fire in the East the most authoritative historical adventure novel this year.