I really enjoy these books. I love my local library; I just wish they had them "in stock" and I didn't have to get them all from the interlibrary loan system! I do appreciate the fact that I can get them that way however!
The Iron Hand of Mars by Lindsey Davis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Falco has reluctantly accepted an imperial mission which takes him deep into the wilds of the Germania Libera. Helena has disappeared, apparently in a fit of pique when Falco misses her birthday. At the same time, Vespasian's son Titus is romantically pursuing her. Helena' s brother Camillus Justinius is introduced in this installment, teaming up to support Falco. I really enjoyed this installment of Falco's adventures even though it was less of a puzzle than usual, and much more of an adventure. There are the usual misunderstandings between Falco and Helena as well as the usual reconciliations! I really appreciate the level of research that the author has done to produce such a detailed picture of the first century Roman world.
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