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Last act in Palmyra (original 1994; edition 1995)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0446404748, Mass Market Paperback)It's AD 72 Rome, and Emperor Vesparian refuses to elevate sometime sleuth Marcus Didius Falco to the middle rank. Yet hope springs eternal, so when Vespasian's chief spy offers Falco an assignment in the East, he jumps at the chance. But his new assignment soon becomes a nightmare when he finds the corpse of a Roman playwright in a sacred pool. To ferret out the murderer, Falco joins the traveling theater group.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:36:27 -0400)
The Roman detective, Marcus Didius Falco, goes to Syria in search of an abducted woman who was a water organist in a circus. A perfect cover to do some spying for the emperor.
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