First edition. Signed by the author. Fine in dust jacket. In the tenth Falco novel, lumbered with working alongside reptilian Chief Spy Anacrites, Falco has hit upon a perfect plan ... He'll offer his services to Vespasian and Titus in conducting the "great Census" of AD 73 as a tax collector. If he does well, his fees will finally allow him to join the middle ranks and wed his long-suffering companion, Helena Justina. Meanwhile, Falco needs to locate a relative who has eloped. As he pokes around, he learns about the death of a much beloved lion, then uncovers a bitter rivalry between gladiators' trainers. When a star gladiator ends up dead, Falco is forced to investigate.
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