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Last Act in Palmyra

Last Act in Palmyra

by Lindsey Davis

Publisher Century

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  • First Printing
  • Hardcover


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About the book

I was just a freelance hero doing his best in a hard world.

The spirit of adventure calls Falco on a new spying mission for the Emperor Vespasian to the untamed East. Hes picking up extra fees from his old friend Thalia the snake dancer as he searches for Sophrona, her lost water organist. With the Chief Spy Anacrites paying his fare, Falco knows anything can go wrong.

A dangerous brush with the Brother, the sinister ruler of Nabataean Petra, sends Falco and his girlfriend Helena on a fast camel-ride to Syria. Here they join a travelling theatre group, which keeps losing members in non-accidental drownings. The bad acting and poor audiences are almost as bad as the desert and its scorpions then as the killer hovers, Falco tries to write a play

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About the Author

Lindsey Davis

Historical novelist Lindsey Davis is best known for her novels set in Ancient Rome, including the much-loved Marcus Didius Falco series, although she has also written about the English Civil War, including in 2014 A Cruel Fate, a book for the Quick Reads literacy initiative. Her examination of the paranoid reign of the roman emperor Domitian began with Master and God, a standalone novel, leading to her new series about Flavia Albia, set in that dark period.

Her books are translated and have been dramatized on BBC Radio 4. Her many awards include the Premio Colosseo (from the city of Rome) and the Crime Writers' Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement. Most recently she was the inaugural winner of the Barcino (Barcelona) International Historical Novel Prize.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    Near-fine first edition, with slight lean to spine, some yellowing to page block, and slight bruising to spine. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with bruising to spine, corners and edges.

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