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'Your brother seemed to know what he was doing.'
Rome, AD 72. Falco returns home from a six-month mission to the German legions. But trouble is in store for him: his apartment has been wrecked by squatters and an ex-legionary friend of his colourfully heroic brother Festus is demanding money, allegedly owed him as the result of one of Festus's wild schemes.
Worse still, the only client Falco can get is his mother - who wants him to clear the family name. Then just as Falco thinks things can only get better, fate takes a turn for the worse. The legionary is found viciously stabbed to death, with Falco the prime suspect.
Now he has only three days to prove he is not a murderer, to trace the real suspect, amass evidence and win a fortune.
©1993 Lindsey Davis (P)2014 Audible Ltd
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By Beady on 11-21-17

Two Gods in One

Thoroughly enjoyed the light hearted dramas of Marcus Didius Falco, if you want to forget the problems of today travel back to Rome, there were wine bars, double dealing hucksters, the nouveau riche collecting art, family squabbles, true love. In fact comfort yourself there is nothing new under the sun, Falco, instead of being an agent for the Emperor today would be working for MI5 or CID or even a politician but he would not notice the difference except the modes of transport. A light hearted story leaving you with a smile at the end.

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By Sandy on 05-19-16

Give the man a chance!

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These books are "easy on the ear" Gorden may not be the "best" Falco but this does not detract from the well written narrative.

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