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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (738 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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This novel in the acclaimed Marcus Didius Falco series finds the first-century detective confronting Roman legal forces that may just destroy him—and his family.

Fresh from a trip to far-flung Londinium in Britain, Falco needs to reestablish his presence in Rome. A minor role in the trial of a senator entangles him in the machinations of two powerful lawyers. The senator is convicted but then dies, apparently by suicide. It may have been a legal move to protect his heirs; Falco is hired to prove it was murder.

As he shows off his talents in the role of advocate, Falco exposes himself to a tangle of upper-class secrets and powerful elements in Rome’s legal hierarchy that may have unintended—if not fatal—consequences.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cheerful and informal cynicism in a solemnly detailed classical setting.”

    Times Literary Supplement (London)

  • “Imagine what would happen if Law & Order merged with a toga party in Animal House and you have Davis’ latest. Her skill comes from a unique ability to merge history, mystery, and humor. She keeps you guessing, while you’re laughing at the sharp dialogue in this entertaining detective story.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Davis’ stellar historical, the fifteenth entry in this witty and learned series…gives Davis the opportunity to explore the vagaries of Roman law, which she approaches with her usual mix of respect and sarcasm…Wry, cynical, and principled, Falco makes the perfect guide to Davis’ vividly realized ancient Rome.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Falco is back, cheeky as ever, this time matching his wits against two sleek lawyers…Of course, Falco uncovers the truth, though just barely; the ending is a surprise and surprisingly affecting…Top-notch work in a top-notch series.”

    Library Journal

  • “Falco is a personable hero, and the stories are always suspenseful and surprising. Also, Davis knows how to stage a mystery against a historical backdrop without overwhelming us with information…[and] continues to mix its history and its mystery in a pleasing blend.”


  • “Davis’ sprightly narrative focuses on customs, history, and details of the Metellus and Falco households and takes its time unraveling the mystery”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jack | 2/7/2014

    " Very good mystery - lots of twists and turns - but all very plausable "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alora | 2/5/2014

    " I really like this series and I look forward to the next. I recommend you start at the beginning because you get to know the main character from the start. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Roshni | 12/18/2013

    " Fantastic book about ancient Roman politics and judicial system. The main character has a wry sense of humor and a cynical view of the world, which make the book very enjoyable. Overall, the book was very satisfying. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Bibimus | 12/17/2013

    " I found this was quite hard to get through, it meandered through the story and was never going to finish. This is unusual as I generally like the Falco books. The lawyers were annoying, and contributed to the dullness of the whole book. "

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