Douglas Jackson is a Scottish author of historical fiction and mystery novels. He also writes thrillers as James Douglas. When he was a teenager, Doug became interested in the Romans after getting a summer job restoring a Roman marching camp. When it came time to find a career, he ended up working for a newspaper, and went on to work for various newspapers (both local and national) for the next three decades. Finally, he sat down and began writing, which became the novels Caligula and Claudius. When he found success in fiction, he decided to switch to writing fiction full-time. Doug lives in Bridge of Allan, Scotland with his wife Allison. They have three children.

Douglas Jackson made his debut as a novelist in 2008 with the novel Caligula. Below is a list of Douglas Jackson’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Gaius Valerius Verrens Books

Hero of Rome (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Defender of Rome (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Avenger of Rome (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword of Rome (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Enemy of Rome (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scourge of Rome (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saviour of Rome (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Glory of Rome (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hammer of Rome (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Glen Savage Mystery Books

War Games (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brothers in Arms (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Rufus Books

Caligula (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Claudius (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Warsaw Quartet Books

Blood Roses (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Wall (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Pliny's Last Day (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Douglas Jackson Synopses: Hero of Rome is the first book in Douglas Jackson’s Gaius Valerius Verrens series. The Roman hold on Britain is getting weaker. Emperor Nero has become hands-off on this far-flung outpost. The Druids are on the rise, spreading seeds of rebellion among the British tribes. Roman cruelty and exploitation has angered their British subjects. The warrior queen Boudicca will lead the tribes to war.

Standing against the rising tide of Boudicca’s rebellion is Roman Tribune, Gaius Valerius Verrens, Commander of the veteran legions at Colonia. Valerius leads the veterans in a last stand against the unstoppable horde of Boudicca’s rebel army. Step by step, the bloodied survivors are forced back into the Temple of Claudius. It is here that Valerius wins lifelong fame and the accolade Hero of Rome.

Defender of Rome is the second Gaius Valerius Verrens book by Douglas Jackson. Gaius home from Rome successful from his recent campaign. But he has changed drastically – scarred both physically and emotionally by the grueling battles he has fought. And Rome has changed as well.

Emperor Nero is becoming more and more paranoid. There is talk of a new threat, one found within the walls of Rome itself. A new religious sect, the followers of Christus, deny Nero’s divinity and are rumoured to be spreading sedition.

Nero calls on Valerius to seek out this rebel sect and to capture their leader. Failure would be to forfeit his life, and the lives of twenty thousand Judaeans living in Rome.

But as Valerius begins his search, a quest that will take him to the edge of the empire, he will discover that success may cost him nearly as much as failure.

War Games by Douglas Jackson is a standalone title. Falkland’s War veteran Glen Savage came out of the army with two skills – killing and survival. Fortunately, he also had a special gift that’s provided him with a living ever since. Savage is a psychic, the cops’ last resort when all the other last resorts have struck out: the man they turn to when they have a murder, but no body.

But not everybody believes in the Savage myth, and just lately the gift is looking more like a curse. Glen is forced to take any job that comes along just to make ends meet.

An Asian girl vanishes. Has she been kidnapped, as her father claims, or is she avoiding an arranged marriage? A Pakistani boy is snatched from a Glasgow street and turns up dead in the ruins of a Borders castle. As he tries to track down Gurya Ali, Glen gradually realises the two events are connected, and when the body count begins to rise he knows he’s involved in a desperate race against time to save her life.

It quickly becomes clear the killer knows more about Glen Savage, than Savage does about the killer, and as he’s drawn into a web of intrigue dating back centuries, Glen has is increasingly certain his opponent is playing games with him. War Games.

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