Publication Date: 07/02/2008 ISBN: 9780099515050 Category:

The Silver Pigs

Lindsey Davis

Publisher: Cornerstone
Publication Date: 07/02/2008 ISBN: 9780099515050 Category:
Paperback / Softback

£9.99

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Description

Fans of S. J. Parris, Donna Leon, Steven Saylor and C. J. Sansom will absolutely love this gripping page-turner of a historical mystery from multi-million copy bestselling author Lindsey Davis. Full of twists, turns and tension – you’ll be hooked from page one…

‘Her research has been assiduous and detailed, her commitment to the subject is impressive, and the background detail is often eye-opening’ — Hilary Mantel, Observer
‘One of the best writers in this field’ — Donna Leon, The Times
‘Surely the best historical detective in the business’ — Daily Telegraph
‘Every book in this series is a delight … highly recommended’ — Library Journal
‘Be careful, if you get the taste for this you’ll end up reading them all… I can think of worse ways to pass the time’ — ***** Reader review
‘This series is just SO addictive!’ — ***** Reader review
‘I just could not put it down’ — ***** Reader review
‘Engrossing’ — ***** Reader review

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A NEW EMPEROR SEEKS AN EXPERIENCED AGENT

Marcus Didius Falco is a private informer, the closest thing that first-century Rome has to a detective.

A new emperor, Vespasian, has ascended to power. The tides of money and power are in flux, and Rome’s vicious games swirl more ferociously than ever.

When Falco rescues a young girl in trouble, he catapults himself into a dangerous game involving stolen imperial ingots, a dark political plot and, most hazardous of all, a senator’s daughter connected to the traitors Falco has sworn to expose.

The rule of law is tenuous for ordinary citizens of Rome. Only a man with a mind as sharp as a gladius can prevail.

Publisher Review

Every book in this series is a delight ... fans will snap it up, highly recommended Library Journal * Library Journal * Davis is a prolific and popular writer ... Her research has been assiduous and detailed, her commitment to the subject is impressive, and the background detail is often eye-opening -- Hilary Mantel * Observer * One of the best of the current writers in this field -- Donna Leon * The Times * Surely the best historical detective in the business -- Mike Ripley * Daily Telegraph * The whole thing is splendid. It has everything: mystery, pace wit, fascinating scholarship ... she brings imperial Rome to life -- Ellis Peters

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