`"I still can't believe I've put the bastard away for good!" Petro muttered.'Petronius Longus, captain of the Aventine watch and Falco's oldest friend, has finally nailed one of Rome's top criminals. One dark and gloomy dawn, Petro and Falco put the evil Balbinus aboard a ship.
I still can t believe I ve put the bastard away for good! Petro muttered. Petronius Longus, captain of the Aventine watch and Falco s oldest friend, has finally nailed one of Rome s top criminals. Under Roman law, citizens are not imprisoned but are allowed time to depart into exile outside the Empire. One dark and gloomy dawn, Petro and Falco put the evil Balbinus aboard a ship. But soon after, an outbreak of robbery and murder suggests a new criminal ring has moved into Balbinus territory. Petro and Falco must descend into the underworld of Vespasian s Rome to investigate...
Lindsey Davis has written over twenty historical novels, beginning with The Course of Honour. Her bestselling mystery series features laid-back First Century detective Marcus Didius Falco and his partner Helena Justina, plus friends, relations, pets and bitter enemy the Chief Spy. After an English degree at Oxford University Lindsey joined the Civil Service, but became a professional author in 1989. Her books are translated into many languages and have been dramatized on BBC Radio 4. Her many prizes include the Premio Colosseo, awarded by the Mayor of Rome 'for enhancing the image of Rome', the Sherlock award for Falco as Best Comic Detective and the Crimewriters' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement. For more information, please
"Non-stop action, excitements and astonishments - a real cracker" The Good Book Guide "Absolutely smashing" Daily Telegraph "Davis's writing zings with fun" Daily Mail
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