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Time to Depart, A
(ISBN: 0-89296-626-2)

Author(s): Davis, Lindsey Pages: 400
Publisher: Mysterious Press Date of Publication: 1997
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Rome Period: 72 AD (Code: 7c1)
Rome Setting: y Christian/Jewish/Pagan: p
Mystery: y First Person: y
Detective/Narrator: M Didius Falco
Subject: Cops & robbers in Vespasian's reign. --- 'Back home, Marcus Didius assists his friend Petronius in sending one of Rome's top criminals into exile, only to find the exiled's enemies turning up dead. The case leads Falco deep into Rome's sinister underworld.' (Heli) --- 'Emperor Vespasian's Rome is being rampaged by a bunch of crime-boss wannabes...Falco has a very personal problem that could be quite dangerous, perhaps fatal, it it isn't handled ever so delicately.' (MystbyMail)
Unique Qualities: orig pub 1995 by Century Press. London. 7th in the series. Go to http://www.thenet.co.uk/~hickafric/ldavis.html for a Lindsey Davis Web Page
Rating: Heli: 2.5 of 4 stars. Particularly detailed portrayal of the operations of the vigiles (firemen & night police), much of which is conjecture & moodern sounding, but, where fact is available, Davis seems to latch on to it. (FM)

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