Book 1 in the Marcus Didius Falco series (1989)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Discover one of the world’s favorite detectives, as his first case leads him to conspiracy, murder, and adventure.
Falco is a Roman informer who has a nose for trouble. In the Forum, where pretty Sosia flees for her life, he rashly decides to save her – and regrets the move.
She has stolen Imperial ingots. Senator’s daughter Helena Justina is connected to traitors Falco has sworn to expose. The snooping plebe faces a murderous cabal.
Our hero, a private informer, rescues a young girl in trouble and is catapulted 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 …