By Lindsey Davis
The a lot awaited most up-to-date installment during this New York occasions bestselling sequence brings Marcus Didius Falco again to the town of Rome and its lethal, convoluted intrigues In the excessive summer season of A.D. seventy seven, Roman informer Marcus Didius Falco is beset through own difficulties. Newly bereaved and dealing with unforeseen upheavals in his existence, it's a reduction for him to contemplate somebody else’s misfortunes. A middle-aged couple who provided statues to his father, Geminus, have disappeared less than mysterious situations. they'd an previous feud with a number of infamous freedmen, the Claudii, who reside tough within the pestilential Pontine Marshes, terrorizing the local.
When a mutilated corpse turns up close to Rome, Falco and his vigiles friend Petronius examine, although it capability touring within the dread marshes. yet simply as they're making growth, the manager secret agent, Anacrites, snatches their case clear of them. As his competition with Falco escalates, he makes fake overtures of friendship, yet fails to hide up the truth that the violent Claudii have got corrupt defense on the maximum point. Making extra enquiries once they were warned off can in simple terms be dangerous—but whilst did that cease Falco and Petronius?
Egged on by way of the slippery bureaucrats who hate Anacrites, the dogged associates dig deeper whereas a psychotic killer retains taking extra sufferers, and the stunning fact creeps nearer and toward domestic.
After Alexandria, the 1st ebook during this long-running sequence to hit the New York instances Bestseller checklist, Lindsey Davis brings her loved characters and sequence again to Rome in a e-book that brings jointly a couple of long-running plot threads to stunning and compelling conclusions.
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MICHAEL There’s gotta be a better way to say that. 45 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:04 PM Page 46 46 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:04 PM Page 47 LUCILLE What’s Spanish for “I know you speak English”? 47 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:04 PM Page 48 MICHAEL It’s as Ann as the nose on plain’s face. 48 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:04 PM Page 49 49 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:04 PM Page 50 50 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:04 PM Page 51 MICHAEL She’s a little bit more like me. It’s like we ﬁnish each other’s— LINDSAY Sandwiches?
They’re gonna kill Grandpa. I gotta get out of here. I’m an innocent man. You gotta help Pop-pop get outta here. Give me your hair. GEORGE MICHAEL: My hair? : Give me your hair. Give Pop-pop your hair. 37 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:03 PM Page 38 (Mis)Communication 38 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:03 PM Page 39 TOBIAS Oh, I can just taste those meaty leading man parts in my mouth. 39 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:03 PM Page 40 40 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:03 PM Page 41 MAEBY: Do you guys know where I could get one of those gold necklaces with the “t” on it?
TOUC 31 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:03 PM Page 32 MICHAEL: You’re either going to jail, or if the judge shows absolutely no mercy at all, you’ll be staying here with my mother. 32 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:03 PM Page 33 33 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:03 PM Page 34 34 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:03 PM Page 35 BUSTER You lied to me. You said my father was my father, but my uncle is my father. My father is my uncle! : They’re gonna kill Grandpa. I gotta get out of here. I’m an innocent man.
Nemesis (Marcus Didius Falco, Book 20) by Lindsey Davis