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Synopsis: "GREAT STUFF...A classic hard-boiled, smart-mouth detective who happens to work in ancient Rome."
Los Angeles Daily News
After six months in wild Germania, imperial gumshoe Marcus Didius Falco is back in Rome sweet Rome. But his apartment has been ransacked. And although he desperately needs 400,000 sesterces in order to marry his aristocratic love, Helena, his only client is his mother, who insists that he find out whether the scandalous claims against his dead brother, Festus, are true.
Then the chief tarnisher of Festus's good name is murdered, and Marcus becomes the prime suspect. Someone is definitely fiddling with the scales of justice. The more Marcus hunts for the thread that will lead him out of this doom-laden labyrinth of misery and mystery, the less his life is worth. Except, as seems likely, as a meal for the Emperor's hungry lions...
"AN INTRIGUING TALE...COMPULSIVE READING."
--Roanoke Times & World-News
"A VIVIDLY REALIZED IMPERIAL ROME--NOISY, DENSE AND DANGEROUS."
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From Publishers Weekly:
Davis (The Iron Hand of Mars) introduces a bright new figure in the brisk fifth novel in her series starring Marcus Didius Falco, free-lance "informer" in Rome during the first century A.D. Falco's dad, Geminus, who abandoned his family when Falco was a youngster, becomes his estranged son's unwelcome partner in an effort to relieve the family of a serious debt incurred by Falco's brother Festus, who died while serving in the army. Before his death, Festus had masterminded a scheme to sell a statue of Poseidon by the famed Phidias, involving fellow soldiers in a syndicate to buy the statue from its Greek owners. After the Poseidon was apparently lost at sea, a rude centurion shows up to insist that the syndicate be reimbursed. He and Falco fight in public, and later, when the soldier is stabbed to death, Falco is prime suspect. The intricate plot places Falco's highborn lover, Helena Justina, in jeopardy as she is also charged in the murder. To clear himself and Helena, Falco is forced to team up with his art-auctioneer father, a most appealing rogue, and come to grips with myths and facts of his family's personal history. Davis offers a vividly realized Imperial Rome-noisy, dense and dangerous.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: Poseidon's Gold: A Marcus Didius Falco ...
Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: Fine
Book Description Crown Publishers, Inc., 1994. Book Condition: Good. 1st Us Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP8042676
Book Description Crown Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Bookseller Inventory # G051759241XI5N10
Book Description Crown Publishers, Inc. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2784348055
Book Description Crown Publishers, Inc. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2785127462
Book Description Crown Publishers, Inc. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 051759241X . Bookseller Inventory # GHP1904TCGG052217H0348P
Book Description Crown Publishers, Inc. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 051759241X Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # HGT8076ECBR111516H0850
Book Description Crown Publishers, Inc., U.S.A., 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st U.S. Edition. Poseidon's Gold: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery by Lindsey Davis. A Marcus Didus Falco mystery. Series set in ancient Rome. Humor, intrigue, mystery, suspense , historical fiction. Very good hard cover with jacket. Prior owner gift inscription on front blank end page. No other writing/markings. Bookseller Inventory # 006692
Book Description U.S.A.: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. NF/NF. First edition, first printing. 336 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 21549
Book Description Crown Publishers, Inc., 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # BK0146802
Book Description Crown Publishers, 1994. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First U. S. Edition. 336pp. Hardback with DJ, VG, stated First American Edition, Poseidon's Gols, a marcus Didius Falco mystery, Bookseller Inventory # w150118490