Artbazos, now satrap of Daskyleion, continues his narrative begun in "Artabazos the Persian". On the first line of Persia's defense against the Greek counterattack, he struggles to confront the Greeks as well as his personal foes in Persia. He fights against the most prominent Greeks, Pausanias, Kimon, Callias and the greatest of all, Themistocles, who arrives at the Persian court as an exile. Enmity is transformed into mutual respect and a deep friendship develops between the two men, united by their common quest and love for truth. A story full of confrontation, adventure, love, passion, struggle, conspiracy, war, politics and…an unexpected mystery.