Lost Scrolls of Archimedes (Lost Artifacts)
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My Books:

  • Moving Pieces, a collection of eight short stories and two novelettes. Now for sale on Amazon.

  • Lost Scrolls of Archimedes, a historical novel set in the waning days of Cleopatra's rule and featuring adventure, romance, puzzles, desert chases, assassins, and betrayal. Now on Amazon.

Lost Scrolls of Archimedes

Two feuding empires. A doomsday device. Can a young man break an ancient code and save his people from a tyrant’s deadly attack?

Alexandria, Egypt, 34 BC. Marcus Bassus dreams of a life of intellectual pursuits. Entrusted by his missing mentor with the enigmatic scrolls of Archimedes, he resolves to prove his worth by decoding the complex documents on his own. But when a close friend betrays him and steals one of the scrolls, Marcus vows to prevent its secrets from falling into the corrupt hands of Roman Consul Octavian.


Devastated when the Romans assassinate his father, but aided by the smart and alluring linguist, Electra, Marcus works furiously to recover the lost treasure. And after learning Octavian plans to use the ill-gotten information to construct the ultimate weapon against Antony and Cleopatra, he realizes he is Egypt’s only hope.


Marcus crosses desert sands and turbulent seas in a quest to build a counter-weapon in time to stave off Roman conquest.

Tom Roberts’ award-winning Lost Scrolls of Archimedes is the first book in the action-packed Lost Artifacts historical fiction saga. If you like ancient-world adventures, scholarly heroes, and well-researched settings, you’ll love Tom Roberts’ epic struggle for supremacy.


Moving Pieces book cover

Moving Pieces

Nothing is ever where it should be. The pieces are always moving ...

Intrigued by Netflix’s fantastic Queen’s Gambit? Read more chess-fueled fiction in Moving Pieces, a collection of eight short stories and two novelettes. From blow-by-blow chess action in The Café to the metaphorical thriller The King, the royal game interweaves through each suspenseful story. From the 1930s to the 2030s, from the battlefields of France to the International Space Station, the pieces of our experiences move across the board of life.

  • An errant husband meets a stranger in a rundown New Orleans bar. A battle of minds begins.

  • A British spy. An American freelancer. A French policeman. A dead camel.  Stir and serve chilled.

  • His Mama always made his choices. How can he choose between two beauty queens? Twins yet!

  • An Indian-American with a gambling debt becomes the unwitting pawn of a crooked system.

  • WWI doughboy hopes for the last dance with exotic Marthe. But she has other plans.

  • International Space Station. Aliens? Houston, we have a problem.

Available on Amazon: Tom Roberts' Lost Scrolls of Archimedes

This book deals with timeless issues; the power of knowledge to be used for good or evil; the struggle for power and supremacy by leaders; the issue of slavery and how to end it; trust in a relationship. The blend of fiction and historical fact is believable.

Royal Palm Literary Award Judge

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