Time to Depart: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: March 2016
Duration: 12 hours 50 minutes
Balbinus Pius, the most notorious gangster in Emperor Vespasian's Rome, has been convicted of a capital crime at last. A quirk of Roman law, however, allows citizens condemned to death "time to depart" and find exile outside the empire. Now, as every hoodlum in Rome scrambles to take over Balbinus' operations, private eye Marcus Didius Falco has to deal with an unprecedented wave of crime-and the sneaking suspicion that Balbinus' exile may not really be so permanent after all.
"In this latest installment of Davis' impeccably executed series...Falco remains as delightfully irreverent and insightful as ever; and Davis, as usual, brings the time to life while handling the eternals-worry, danger, love and in-laws-just as deftly."-Publishers Weekly