More died in one day than in any other day until Hiroshima, and only one man was responsible; not Caesar, Genghis Khan, not even Hitlert—but Hannibal! In Hannibal Magus: Book I, go back in time to join the great Carthaginian military leader as a treasure of collected writings by a member of Hannibal’s staff is discovered in modern times in the Italian Alps. A compelling historical fiction novel that gives detail and voice to a tumultuous epoch in both ancient and military history, these eyewitness accounts of the Second Punic War chronicle Hannibal’s decent into Italy as he defeats the Roman legions and sends Rome into a crisis. Will the Roman leadership’s unorthodox solution to the military genius of Hannibal—defeating him by not fighting—save the army and preserve the Republic? Or will it set the stage for an epic showdown between Hannibal and his forty thousand mercenaries and the Roman legions?