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Set in the Roman Empire in AD 70, this book tells about Marcus Didius Falco, a deadbeat, low-life informer whose normal working day consists of spying on adulterous husbands for jealous wives. An unlikely hero to discover a ring of conspirators hellbent on destroying the status quo.
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"Every book in this series is a delight ... fans will snap it up, highly recommended
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"Davis is a prolific and popular writer ... Her research has been assiduous and detailed, her commitment to the subject is impressive, and the background detail is often eye-opening" (Hilary Mantel Observer)
"One of the best of the current writers in this field" (Donna Leon The Times)
"Surely the best historical detective in the business" (Mike Ripley Daily Telegraph)
"The whole thing is splendid. It has everything: mystery, pace wit, fascinating scholarship ... she brings imperial Rome to life" (Ellis Peters)
One of the stories from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series
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Book Description Pan Books, 1989. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110330311832