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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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When Germanic troops in the service of the empire begin to rebel, and a Roman general disappears, Emperor Vespasian turns to the one man he can trust: Marcus Didius Falco, a private informer whose rates are low enough that even the stingy Vespasian is willing to pay them.

To Falco, an undercover tour of Germany is an assignment from Hades. On a journey that only a stoic could survive, Falco meets with disarray, torture, and murder. His one hope: in the northern forest lives a powerful Druid priestess who perhaps can be persuaded to cease her anti-Rome activities and work for peace—which Falco is eagerly hoping for as, back in Rome, Titus Caesar is busy trying to make time with Helena Justina, a senator’s daughter and Falco’s girlfriend.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lindsey Davis doesn’t merely make history come alive—she turns it into spanking entertainment and wraps it around an intriguing mystery. She is incapable of writing a dull sentence.”

    Peter Lovesey, Macavity, Barry, and Anthony Award–winning author

  • “Davis is both a deft storyteller and a scholar…a top drawer series.”


  • “Her most ambitious to date…Davis has found a winning formula. The tempo is presto, the language pert.”

    Daily Telegraph (London)

  • “Lindsey Davis doesn’t just bring Rome to life—she brings life to Rome better than anyone else ever has.”

    Detroit Free Press

  • “Seamless blending of humor, history, and adventure.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Falco’s never-ending wise cracks, humorous self-abasement, and genuine niceness are more than enough to captivate readers; the rich historical details add a caloric layer of frosting.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Past and current students who survived Tacitus are in for a double treat if they like Roman history and detective stories.”


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