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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: October 2015 ISBN: 9781504639330
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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.”

    Newsday

  • “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.”

    Booklist

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About the Author
Author Lindsey Davis

Lindsey Davis is an English novelist best known for her award-winning historical crime stories set in ancient Rome and its empire. The acclaimed Marcus Didius Falco series earned her the Crime Writers’ Association Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award, and Alexandria made the New York Times bestsellers list. She is also the author of the acclaimed historical novels The Course of Honor and Rebels and Traitors. Her novels have won numerous awards, including the 2011 Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association for lifetime achievement. Born and raised in Birmingham, England, she read English at Oxford and worked for the civil service for thirteen years before becoming a writer.

About the Narrator

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received over twenty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.