First U. S. edition. Author's first book. Fine, unread copy in fine dust jacket. Introduces Marcus Didius Falco. Rome, AD 70, and Falco safeguarding young, beautiful Sosia Camillina from would-be kidnappers. The sudden appearance of a stolen silver pig leads Falco to a plot to overthrow the emperor. In order to discover the conspiracy, Falco disguises himself as a slave and works in the lead minds to uncover how the ingots are being smuggled. A splendid debut.
Inventory Number: 29190