By Lindsey Davis
"Some males are born fortunate, others are referred to as Didius Falco."
It's the 1st century CE in Rome and informer and low imperial agent Marcus Didius Falco is depressing. The high-born girl he fell in love with, Helena Justina, has damaged off their stormy, impossible affair. So while Emperor Vespasian assigns Falco a job that might take him out of Rome, he can't wait. Disguised as tourist within the corporation of his comrade Petronius Longus, captain of the Aventine Watch, Falco travels south to Neapolis, Capreae and Pompeii the place he discovers a conspiracy regarding the Egyptian grain cargo to Rome. He additionally stumbles throughout Helena Justina, with ease additionally on a visit out of city, who may possibly, unwittingly, be enmeshed during this harmful, treasonous scheme.
Lindsey Davis' Shadows in Bronze is historic secret at its top.
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Shadows in Bronze (Marcus Didius Falco, Book 2) by Lindsey Davis