Publius: Libertas Aut Mors

Romance, Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction

By Baltazar Bolado

Publisher : BBI Publications

ABOUT Baltazar Bolado

Baltazar Bolado
~~Baltazar Bolado is the author of numerous books and short stories including his most recent book Publius: Libertas Aut Mors, a heart-pounding thriller seemingly ripped out of today’s NSA spying, government corruption headlines. Born in Texas, Baltazar champions the U.S. Soldier, rever More...



A nation divided...
US citizens targeted for assassination by an oppressive government...
A father and a son at odds...
Two brothers conflicted between family legacy and patriotic duty...
A love story felt from beyond the grave...
Liberty or death...

The time to choose is now...

A dead revolutionary, using a sequence of prearranged think tank scenarios, places his son and his son’s wife at the center of an elaborate plot to overthrow the government of the United States.

Set in the backdrop of the dyed-in-the-wool soil of Virginia, a secret counterterrorism organization, within the remains of the decommissioned CIFA Agency, sets out on the task of eliminating an identified domestic revolutionary society. Used as pawns, Quentin and Irene Randolph, a common American couple, celebrating their first year wedding anniversary, find themselves immersed in a terrifying world filled with intrigue and government sponsored assassination.

On the run, desperate to survive, Quentin and Irene discover family secrets, which prove that the events are part of a complex plan of revenge and they’re caught in the throes and violence of a new American Civil War.

In a race against time, a titanic struggle ensues, the incredible events flashing across Virginia in patriotic images of ordinary citizens who dare to defy an oppressive government in the name of liberty.

Amidst the chaos, emerge two love stories of extraordinary devotion and the spirit of a long ago romance that will inspire Quentin and Irene in their quest for the truth.

Publius: Libertas Aut Mors is an unforgettable thriller filled with romance, action packed adventure, and patriotic inspiration. It may be the most important book you ever read.

Publius was a planned non-fiction book that turned into a novel. The book is based on actual events and modern concerns dealing with government expansion.

~~"Publius: Libertas Aut Mors" is a fascinating read that is incredibly relevant to both national and international events, particularly events related to national security. Bolado did a great job putting the reader into the story line from page 1 and there were many gripping moments. The short chapters made it hard to put down and easier to read. I really liked the quotes at the beginning of each chapter; however, they also slowed down the pace of the story. I found myself reflecting on the quotes and losing momentum in the plot line. Additionally, there were a lot of twists and turns in the plot and it was occasionally difficult to follow the character arc but it eventually comes together when you keep reading. Overall, the book was super interesting, full of moments that made you think more deeply about current events, and quite a thriller.

Amazon reviewer

~~I really enjoyed this book. The character development was amazing and I loved the way it was all wrapped up in the end. The message was also really strong and relevant for today. I also really enjoyed the author's writing style, the descriptions were very vivid (and quotable!) and the short chapters kept me interested. Overall I would recommend this book to a friend, with a warning that it takes some time to figure out what exactly is going on!

Amazon reviewer


~~This was a really interesting, twisting thriller, where you never really know who to trust. There were a lot of moving parts to this story, many characters, so it took me a few chapters to get a grasp on the whole story, but once I really got going this proved to be a pretty intriguing story. I liked how I was kept in the dark on who to trust, and the plot was constantly surprising me.

Amazon reviewer