Pompey regarded Cicero with crafty eyes.
‘So I hear you caused a stir in the Senate the other day.’
I have a feeling that this short quote embodies most of this book - it's fun, it's Machiavellian (before its time obviously...), and describes Cicero's life in one sentence.
Loving this book so far. It is always a sign of great historical fiction if it inspires to find out more about the actual history.