‘Shadows in Bronze’, the second book in Lindsey Davis’ bestselling series about the Roman Imperial Agent Marcus Didius Falco, is now yours to enjoy anew with this revamped MP3 audiobook dramatisation from the BBC.
The story begins directly after the events of the preceding novel, ‘The Silver Pigs’, which was also well received when it was broadcast as a BBC Drama radio play. At the discretion of the Emperor Vesapian, Falco abandons his better judgement in order to fulfil the ruler’s wish that he secretly dispose of a victim of execution’s decayed corpse. He then sets off to the stunning Bay of Naples with his good friend, Petronius, who he conveniently forgets to inform that their holiday is in fact overshadowed by the grander motive of investigating the whereabouts of Aufidius Crispus, who is implicated in a murderous plot.
All the while, Falco’s turbulent relationship with his romantic interest, Helena Justina, faces disaster when he discovers that she may be involved in the very plot he seeks to bring down.
Starring the likes of Anton Lesser and Anna Medley, this full-cast adaptation of Davis’ bestselling Roman crime thriller received a delighted reception when it was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4.