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In this eighth mystery featuring hard-boiled Roman PI Marcus Didius Falco, Davis creates a chiaroscuro world of evil plots and dark humor as olive oil whets a villain's appetite for power and his taste for murder.

Surprisingly, nobody is poisoned at the Society of Olive Oil Producers banquet; the attempted murder of Rome's chief spy occurs immediately afterward. Suspicion falls, quick as the Italian night, on the dinner's sinuous dancer, a lady who has already left for Corduba, Spain. Naturally, Marcus Didius Falco, the Philip Marlowe of Roman detectives, is dispatched to follow her. But he has pledged to stay with Helena, his pregnant, patrician wife, until she gives birth.

Caught between Scylla and Charybdis, Falco makes what may be a fatal mistake: He brings Helena with him to a terra incognita of olives and intrigue, where a dies irae and a remorseless killer wait.

©1996 Lindsey Davis (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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cheeky b'stard

tongue in cheek as ever, the intrepid detective and feisty wife duo please at every turn.

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Incredible author. Perfect reader.

So happy they are re-recording these! Previous reader made Falco sound like a surly thug.

I'm looking forward to getting the entire series with a narrator who SOUNDS like Falco!

Just can't beat Davis' lighthearted mixture of murder, politics, and ancient history. Yum!

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As always, a pleasure!

This book by Lindsey Davis is a wonderful mystery, full of twists and turns, historical accuracy, and a laugh out loud wit. I’ve both read and as well as listened to to audio version of the Marcus Didius Falco Series several times over the last 20 years. I always feel like I’m meeting up with an old friend again! And Simon Prebble’s narration is the perfect voice for Falco.

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Unpopular opinion.

Unpopular opinion, but I liked the old narrator better. The new narrator nearly put me to sleep.