• "Against this richly textured backdrop is played out a story of low-down greed and grubby deals, of backhanders and protection rackets, that pulls of the trick of feeling modern, exciting and plausible."

    The Sunday Times
  • "Lindsey Davis combines an engrossing plot with pithy dialogue and a comic (though not cartoonish) depiction of the past in all its gory splendour."

    The Guardian
  • "Modern, exciting and plausible."

    Sunday Times
  • "As always, Davis weaves a plot full of humour, surprises and domestic irony."