Two for the Lions (The Tenth Marcus Didius Falco Novel)

Two for the Lions (The Tenth Marcus Didius Falco Novel)

Lindsey Davis


Winner of the 1st Ellis Peters/British Crime Writers' organization historic secret Dagger Award. within the first century A.D., whilst gladiators as well known as state-of-the-art WCW champs fought to the demise within the Colosseum, all of Rome cheered. this day we cheer too whenever Lindsey Davis makes this historic global come alive. Her most up-to-date novel within the sequence that includes Marcus Didius Falco places the harsh deepest eye within the lions' den to enquire a rare case of murder... FOR THE LIONS. Nothing's sure other than demise and taxes. Catching tax evaders for the Emperor Vespasian appears like a plum place for Marcus Didius Falco, who has teamed up along with his outdated boss, Anacrites, the crotchety leader undercover agent of Rome. quickly, in spite of the fact that, Falco is slowed down in forms, caught at his stylus, and eager for a superb homicide to enquire.

He will get one whilst somebody kills Leonidas, the Empire's reliable executioner. Feared by means of plebeians and electorate alike, Leonidas administered justice with a quick, convinced blow. Then he ate the criminal. Now this king of beasts lies stabbed to dying in his cage.

Sniffing round for clues, Falco is quickly led into the rowdy, decadent global of gladiators and bestiarii, warring parties who concentrate on contests opposed to animals. Falco unearths that it truly is darkish and hazardous within the tunnels below the arena-and even blacker within the determined souls of these who needs to kill or be killed whenever the video games commence. but not anyone has a rationale for slaughtering a lion after hours.

The unforeseen slaying of the main glamorous gladiator within the urban is one other subject.

Now Falco has a high-profile crime to handle-and a family obstacle brewing. His lover, the patrician Helena, experiences that her disgraced brother wishes assist in Tripoli. on account that Africa may be the lacking hyperlink among the murders of guy and beast, Falco is readily en path to these a ways shores-and heading towards a deadly rendezvous with the raging lions that dwell within the human middle, and one individual who stalks his fellow man...

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