The Iron Hand of Mars: A Marcus Didius Falco Novel by Lindsey DavisThe Iron Hand of Mars: A Marcus Didius Falco Novel by Lindsey Davis

The Iron Hand of Mars: A Marcus Didius Falco Novel

byLindsey Davis

Paperback | April 1, 2008

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The Iron Hand of Mars is the fourth book in Lindsey Davis' bestselling Falco series.  

AD 71: Germania Libera: dark dripping forests, inhabited by bloodthirsty barbarians and legendary wild beasts, a furious prophetess who terrorises Rome, and the ghostly spirits of slaughtered Roman legionaries.

     Enter Marcus Didius Falco, an Impreisal agent on a special mission: to find the absconding commander of a legion whose loyalty is suspect. Easier said than done, thinks Marcus, as he makes his uneasy way down the Rhenus, trying to forget that back in sunny Rome his girlfriend Helena Justina is being hotly pursued by Titus Caesar. His mood is not improved when he discovers his only allies are a woefully inadequate bunch of recruits, their embittered centurion, a rogue dog, and its innocent young master; just the right kind of support for an agent unwillingly trying to tame the Celtic hordes.


LINDSEY DAVIS has written nineteen novels, beginning with The Course of Honour, the love story of the Emperor Vespasian and Antonia Caenis. Her bestselling mystery series features laid-back First Century detective Marcus Didius Falco and his partner Helena Justina, plus friends, relations, pets and bitter enemy the Chief Spy. Her books...
Title:The Iron Hand of Mars: A Marcus Didius Falco NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.75 × 5.04 × 0.89 inPublished:April 1, 2008Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099515083

ISBN - 13:9780099515081

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