With safe seas, good roads, and provinces rich in heritage sites, Marcus Didius Falco’s fellow countrymen have become voracious tourists. Greece, home of the ancient Olympic Games, is a favorite destination for Seven Sights Trave, a seedy company which provides escorted tours for wealthy travelers. When Falco and Helena hear that a young girl and a newlywed woman, both Roman visitors, have been murdered at Olympia, they both step in to investigate.
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The ancient Roman world comes vividly to life with this latest novel in Lindsey Davis's wildly entertaining, award-winning series.
WHAT THE ORCALE KNOWS COULD KILL THEM...
It's A.D. 76 during the reign of Vespasian, and Marcus Didius Falco, a Roman "informer," has achieved much in his life. He's joined the equestrian rank, allowing him to marry Helena Justina, the Senator's beloved daughter. But now he's just been hired to undergo a dangerous mission: to pry his brother-in-law Aulus, a scholar on the way to study in Athens, away from a murder investigation involving two dead women at the ancient site of the Olympic Games. Traveling to Greece under the guise of being tourists, Falco and Helena visit the country's classic sites in order to investigate the suspicious goings-on and shady dealings of Seven Sights, a fly-by-night travel agency. What begins as a risky expedition becomes sinister when Aulus, too, goes missing in what becomes Falco's most complex and high-stakes case yet.
"Davis has mastered the art of ...blending humor with history."―Philadelphia Inquirer
"Elegant and intelligent...A bittersweet solution that's a tribute to the complexity and depth of this series."―Kirkus Reviews (starred review)About the Author:
Lindsey Davis' long-running series featuring laid-back First Century Roman detective Marcus Didius Falco is published in Britain and America, has been translated into many languages, and recorded for audio. She has won the CWA Historical Dagger, the Dagger in the Library, and a Sherlock for Falco as Best Detective. She has been Honorary President of the Classical Association and is a past Chair of the Crimewriters' Association.
Christian Rodska has worked in theatres all over Britain and in the West End, and he has recorded hundreds of radio plays and poetry programs. Throughout the last thirty years he has worked regularly in television, from early programs such as Follyfoot and Doomwatch to Taggart, Sharpe and Wycliffe.
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