By Lindsey Davis
Falco: the following Generation––Flavia Albia has taken up her father's career. basically, now Rome is a extra harmful, mercurial position than it used to be again in pricey outdated dad's day . . .
Flavia Albia is the followed daughter of Marcus Didius Falco and Helena Justina. From her mom, she discovered tips to mix in in any respect degrees of society; from her father, she discovered the tips in their mutual specialist alternate. yet her wits and (frequently) sharp tongue are hers on my own.
Now, operating as a personal informer in Rome throughout the reign of Domitian, Flavia has taken over her father's outdated ramshackle digs at Fountain courtroom within the Surbura district, the place she plies her alternate with strength, choice, and the standard Falco good fortune. lately employed to aid examine a deadly twist of fate, she unearths herself caught with a very lousy individual for a shopper and dealing with a well-heeled, well-connected opponent.
That is, until eventually her patron without warning dies below what will be known as "suspicious circumstances." whereas this isn't an enormous loss for society, it's a loss for Flavia Albia's pocket. Even worse, it's only one of a chain of comparable deaths for which she now reveals herself lower than suspicion. sooner than issues move from abysmal to worse, Flavia needs to deal with what's occurring, and who's dependable.