It soon becomes clear that Sosia knows a dangerous secret about a stockpile of silver ingots - or 'pigs' - and there are those who will stop at nothing to prevent her telling what she knows. Hoping for future favours from Sosia's rich, influential uncle, Falco embarks on an intricate case of smuggling, murder and treason that reaches as far as the Emperor's palace, and beyond the seven hills of Rome.
Soon, Falco finds himself in an inhospitable outpost of the Empire called Britain, where the weather is filthy, the natives restless and the women angry. There he meets Helena Justina, a spirited aristocrat who becomes an important part of his life. But if he does not tread carefully, the treacherous puzzle of the silver pigs could be the death of him...
Get ready to immerse yourself in a complete and unabridged reading of the very first title in Lindsey Davis’ long list of bestselling Marcus Didius Falco novels. The witty, historically accurate series - set in Ancient Rome under the rule of Emperor Vesapian - has enjoyed great success since Falco’s adventures begun with this novel, originally published in 1989.
‘The Silver Pigs’ begins when Falco meets Soisa Camillina- a young girl on the run from street toughs. Smitten by her, he determines to rescue her and get to the bottom of her involvement with the silver ingots. However, he is too late and he soon finds himself hired by her uncle, the Roman Emperor Vesapian, to uncover the conspiracy behind her death.
Shipped to Britain, Falco has a number of challenges on his hand, not least dealing with the inhospitable weather conditions. Bringing together a cast of characters set to feature as important figures in his later adventures, ‘The Silver Pigs’, captivatingly read by Christian Rodska, is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of Marcus Didius Falco and sinister crime in the Roman Empire.
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