Walking on Sunshine

Lindsey Davis – Shadows in Bronze – 2010/TBR

The Back of the Book: Rome.  AD71.

Marcus Didius Falco, now Imperial Agent to Emperor Vespasian, has not been resting on his laurels.  Tidying up corpses, kicking over the traces of a failed coup, making a bit on the side in stolen lead ingots – it’s all in a day’s work for an ex-private eye …

But a new plot to usurp the purple robes of power puts Falco on the back of a mule with a one-way ticket down the Appian Way – bumping into trouble, treason and Helena Justina, a senator’s daughter he’s trying hard to forget.

Not exactly what his mother had in mind – a Palace job with plenty of clean togas …

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