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The Silver Pigs: (Marco Didius Falco: book I): the first novel in the bestselling historical detective series, exposing the criminal underbelly of ancient Rome (Falco, 1)

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We build and maintain all our own systems, but we don’t charge for access, sell user information, or run ads. Rufrius Vitalis - Ex-Centurion of the Second Augustan Legion, living in retirement at Isca Dumnoniorum. People flopped on stools in shadowed doorways, bare knees apart, naked to the waist—and in the backstreets of the Aventine Sector where I lived, that was just the women.

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Falco stumbles upon a conspiracy in the trading of silver ingots, but not before it claims the life of a young girl (Sosia Camillina) Falco meets and is smitten with.She was shining and sticky as a glazed pastry plait, and when she hurtled up the steps of the Temple of Saturn straight towards me, I made no attempt to move aside. The Silver Pigs is Lindsey Davis' classic novel, which introduced readers around the world to Marcus Didius Falco, a private informer with a knack for trouble, a tendency for bad luck, and.

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Falco discovers a clue that Domitian murdered Sosia—the murder weapon was a pen engraved with the letters T FL DOM, which stands for Titus Flavius Domitian. However, there is no justice, as one of the culprits is Domitian, the Emperor's wayward son, and the only other surviving culprit is very close to Helena and her senator father.Wisecracking in ancient idiom, Falco seems, nevertheless, a recognizably up-to-date young man, one whose honor, humor and humanity work him quickly into reader's affection.

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With three of the volumes inscribed by the author, including 'The Silver Pigs', whose handwritten presentation reads 'To David with very best wishes Lindsey Davis'. Roman history and culture are nice accessories for the more durable tool that Davis employs--hilariously good writing. All dust wrappers are mylar-protected, unclipped, unrubbed, uncreased and unfaded, including the spines. I felt my leg crunch, but the draught-ox staggered into his evil friend so they teetered backwards like faltering acrobats.The book's title refers to 200-pound lead ingots "pigs" filled with silver ore and stolen from Roman Britain, [1] which feature prominently in the plot. When Marcus Didius Falco, a Roman "informer" who has a nose for trouble that's sharper than most, encounters Sosia Camillina in the Forum, he senses immediately all is not right with the pretty girl. I greeted this smouldering apparition with the keenness of a man who needs troubles taken off his mind. D., the setting is split between Rome and Britannia, featuring several real historical personages as characters.

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