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Publisher's Summary

Marcus was hoping for a relaxed visit to Britannia. But things turn serious at the scene of a murder. King Togidubnus has been stuffed down a bar-room well - leading to a diplomatic situation which Marcus must resolve.
©2004 Lindsey Davis (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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By Abigail on 09-29-11

My Favorite

This is definitely my favorite in the series so far. It is absolutely packed with action, and less cliche. This series is often hit and miss but this title contains the characters at their most likable placed in incredibly interesting situations. Christian Rodska, the narrator, continues to be excellent and add great charm and color to these mysteries.

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By Heather Miller on 04-10-09

Love this series!

I have read and re-read the books, and now am having fun listening to them on audio. Great narration! These novels have a little bit of something for everyone- they're good mysteries, they're an interesting look at the Roman Empire, and the main character is funny. Smart, but also light and entertaining. So far there has only been one book in the series I haven't absolutely loved.

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By Michelle on 11-25-09

Part II of II

This book runs seamlessly on from "Body in the Bathhouse" and is more a story continued rather than just the next episode of Falco's memoirs. Now in the barren outpost of Londinium, Falco and Petronius are pitted against some nasty (and one not so nasty!) faces from the past. In this we first meet Albia (one of favourites) and we discover just what misery Falco and HJ rescue her from. Again, Rodska's superlative rendition adds more to Davis's narrative than my imagination ever did.

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By Amazon Customer on 04-06-17

Very Enjoyable

Thought it was good . The reader was engaging and his voice range was distinctive and varied making it easy to distinguish the characters. I'm sure there are better books in the series but this was perfectly enjoyable.

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