The Iron Hand of Mars : Marcus Didius Falco

  • by Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by Simon Prebble
  • Series: Marcus Didius Falco
  • 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Germanic troops in the service of the empire begin to rebel and a Roman general disappears, Emperor Vespasian turns to the one man he can trust: Marcus Didius Falco, a private informer whose rates are low enough that even the stingy Vespasian is willing to pay them.
To Falco, an undercover tour of Germany is an assignment from Hades. On a journey that only a stoic could survive, Falco meets with disarray, torture, and murder. His one hope: In the northern forest lives a powerful Druid priestess who perhaps can be persuaded to cease her anti-Rome activities and work for peace - which Falco is eagerly hoping for as, back in Rome, Titus Caesar is busy trying to make time with Helena Justina, a senator's daughter and Falco's girlfriend.
Lindsey Davis' historical mystery The Iron Hand of Mars is a "seamless blending of humor, history, and adventure" (Publishers Weekly).


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clever historical mystery

i love the details of life on the frontiers of the ancient roman empire. she is a great writer at putting you in the scene.
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- Jennifer B. Huber


Where does The Iron Hand of Mars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top Ten List. Love this series.

What other book might you compare The Iron Hand of Mars to and why?

Bruce Macbain Series, SPQR, Steven Saylor Series, Roma Sub Rosa. They all have history, mystery and a romance along with delightful humor.

Have you listened to any of Simon Prebble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


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- G. M.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-05-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.