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The much loved, bestselling Falco series reissued with new jacket artwork

AD 71: Germania Libera: dark dripping forests, inhabited by bloodthirsty barbarians and legendary wild beasts, a furious prophetess who terrorises Rome, and the ghostly spirits of slaughtered Roman legionaries.

Enter Marcus Didius Falco, an Impreisal agent on a special mission: to find the absconding commander of a legion whose loyalty is suspect. Easier said than done, thinks Marcus, as he makes his uneasy way down the Rhenus, trying to forget that back in sunny Rome his girlfriend Helena Justina is being hotly pursued by Titus Caesar. His mood is not improved when he discovers his only allies are a woefully inadequate bunch of recruits, their embittered centurion, a rogue dog, and its innocent young master; just the right kind of support for an agent unwillingly trying to tame the Celtic hordes.

Reviews

Lindsey Davis doesn't merely make history come alive - she turns it into spanking entertainment, and wraps it around an intriguing mystery. She is incapable of writing a dull sentence

Peter Lovesey

Her most ambitious to date... Davis has found a winning formula. The tempo is presto, the language pert

Daily Telegraph

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099515081

    May 1, 2008

    Arrow

    352 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781446455159

    February 15, 2011

    Cornerstone Digital

    352 pages

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