Three of Lindsey Davis' most entertaining novels featuring Roman sleuth Marcus Didius Falco in one volume.
'Venus In Copper'
AD71: Even a short spell in the horrific rat-infested Lautumiae Prison can't prepare Falco for the rent racketeers, female contortionists, leather-clad bodyguards, hunting dogs and fatal poisonings he suddenly finds himself up against.
'The Iron Hand Of Mars'
AD71: Rome. Helena Justina, Falco's girlfriend, is being hotly pursued by Titus Caesar when Falco is called away to Germania Liberia. In this barbaric and bloodthirsty land Imperial Agent Falco searches for an absconding legion commander whose loyalty is deeply suspect.
AD72: Faced with a flat full of squatters and an increasing number of debts and threats, Falco becomes the prime suspect in a murder case. Meanwhile his mother hires him to clear the family name.