London: Sidgwick & Jackson, . First edition. Author's second book. Fine in fine dust jacket. Having recently thwarted an attempt on the throne, Emperor Vespasian tasks Marcus Didius Falco with discovering who continues to plot against him. Falco is sent south to Neapolis, Capreae, and Pompeii where he uncovers and must thwart a conspiracy involving the shipment of Egyptian grain to Rome.
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