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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lindsey Davis Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries Release Date:
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Last Act in Palmyra is the sixth book in the bestselling Falco series by Lindsey Davis.

The spirit of adventure calls Marcus Didius Falco on a new spying mission for Emperor Vespasian to the untamed East. He picks up extra fees from his old friend Thalia the snake dancer as he searches for Sophrona, her lost water organist. With the chief spy Anacrites paying his fare, Falco knows anything can go wrong.

A dangerous brush with the brother, the sinister ruler of Nabataean Petra, sends Falco and his girlfriend Helena on a hasty camel ride to Syria. They join a traveling theater group, which keeps losing members in non-accidental drownings. The bad acting and poor audiences are almost as bad as the desert and its scorpions—then as the killer hovers, Falco tries to write a play.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Splendid…mystery, pace and wit.”

    Ellis Peters, award-winning author of Death and the Joyful Woman

  • “Roman history and culture are nice accessories for the more durable tool that Davis employs—hilariously good writing.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “If Travis McGee traveled in time back to treacherous, civilized Rome in AD 72, he might be something like Marcus Didius Falco…Readers get a history lesson they may wish they had had in high school, all the while being treated to a polished narrative.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Excellent historical fiction.”

    Library Journal

  • “An unusual angle and some spirited writing characterize Davis’ latest entry in her popular mystery series set in ancient Rome…A delightful adventure that’s charming, witty, intriguing, and clever.”

    Booklist

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