It's 76 A.D. during the reign of Vespasian, and Marcus Didius Falco has achieved much in his life. He's joined the equestrain rank, allowing him to marry Helena Justina, the Senator's daughter he's been keeping time with the past few years. But that doesn't mean all is quiet for Falco, Helena, and their two young daughters. By trade he is an informer, a man who looks into sticky situations, and he's been hired to pry his errant brother-in-law away from a murder investigation. Which means Falco must himself take it on -- requiring that Falco and Helena travel to Olympia in Greece under the guise of being tourists interested in the classic sites to investigate the suspicious goings on and the shady dealings of a fly-by-night travel agency. With two woman already missing from the packaged tour, things only get stickier when two more - including Falco's brother-in-law - disappear in what is Falco's most complex and dangerous case yet.
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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)
Lindsey Davis's Falco novels are published in over a dozen languages throughout the world and are perrenial bestsellers in many. She was awarded the first Ellis Peters Historical Dagger (for Two for the Lions). She resides in London, England.
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Book Description Minotaur Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0312357656
Book Description Minotaur Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0312357656
Book Description Minotaur Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110312357656