Last Act in Palmyra, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


The spirit of adventure callls Marcus Didius Falco on a new spying mission for the Emperor Vespasian to the untamed East.

He's picking up extra fees from his old friend Thalia the snake dancer as he searches for Sophrona, her lost water organist.

With the Chief Spy Anacrites paying his fare, Falco knows anything can go wrong.

A dangerous brush with the Brother, the sinister ruler of Nabataean Petra, sends Falco and his girlfriend Helena on a fast camel-ride to Syria.

They join a traveling theatre group, which keeps losing members in non-accidental drownings.

The bad acting and poor audiences are almost as bad as the desert and its scorpions - then as the killer hovers, Falco tries to write a play...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780099515128

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Davis would have to write a pretty dreadful Falco book for me not to enjoy it. This time Marcus and Helena are heading east to Syria, in the company of a theatre troupe, tracking down a murderer and a missing water organist. The murder mystery aspect of this was rather drawn out and slow to progress. By the end of the book I didn't really care much who the murderer was.

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