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
- Jennifer B. Huber
Top Ten List. Love this series.
Bruce Macbain Series, SPQR, Steven Saylor Series, Roma Sub Rosa. They all have history, mystery and a romance along with delightful humor.
- G. M.