Shadows in Bronze
A Marcus Didius Falco MysteryMarcus Didius Falco Mysteries (Volume 2)
It's the first century A.D. and Marcus Didius Falco, Ancient Rome's favorite son and sometime palace spy, has just been dealt a lousy blow from the gods: The beautiful, high-born Helena Justina has left him in the dust. So when the Emperor Vespasian calls upon him to investigate an act of treason, Falco is more than ready for a distraction. Disguised as an idle vacationer in the company of his best friend Petronius, Falco travels from the Isle of Capreae to Neapolis and all the way to the great city of Pompeii…where a whole new series of Herculean events—involving yet another conspiracy, and a fateful meeting with his beloved Helena—are about to erupt….
Lindsey Davis' Shadows in Bronze is historical mystery at its best.
By the end of the alley the fine hairs in my nostrils were starting to twitch. It was late May, and the weather in Rome had been warm for a week. Energetic spring sunlight had been beating on the warehouse roof, fermenting a generous...
Praise for Shadows in Bronze
“Davis mixes Modern sensibility [and] fascinating historical detail.” —Chicago Tribune
“Knockabout adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Davis makes Rome live.” —Washington Post Book World