By Lindsey Davis
In first century A.D. Rome, through the reign of Vespasian, Marcus Didius Falco works as a personal “informer,” frequently for the emperor, ferreting out hidden truths and bringing villains to floor. yet even informers take holidays with their better halves, so in A.D. seventy seven, Falco and his spouse, Helena Justina, with others in tow, shuttle to Alexandria, Egypt. yet they aren’t there lengthy sooner than Falco unearths himself in the middle of nefarious doings—when the Librarian of the good library is located useless, less than suspicious situations.
Falco fast unearths himself at the path of dodgy doings, malfeasance, lethal specialist contention, extra our bodies and the bottom of the low—book thieves! because the our bodies pile up, it’s as much as Falco to untangle this terrible mess and restoration order to a disordered universe.
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It would be really weird if they didn’t look at you at all—that would piss you off even more. They can’t help it. Jordan snorted, as if Nina had actually spoken to her. ” She lifted her head, tilting it to hear some reply. But Nina’s voice was gone. Of course it was gone. She would never know what Nina felt. Nina was dead. Their mother was dead. And it was all her fault. She flopped on the bed and cried herself to sleep, and she slept right into the next day. ” Nothing had changed. Nothing was ever going to change.
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Alexandria (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries) by Lindsey Davis