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Nemesis by Lindsey Davis


by Lindsey Davis

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Series: Marcus Didius Falco (20)

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A satisfying installment in the Falco series. ( )
  quiBee | Jan 21, 2016 |
In this 20th and presumably final entry in the Marcus Didius Falco series (requiring my wife to begin the whole series all over again), Rome's leading private informer, already suffering from a double tragedy, becomes involved with a gang of thugs. However, the situation develops beyond that and the threat to Marcus and his vigils friend, Petro, are revealed to be about as great as it has ever been before. Excellent, smooth, informative book...I sped through it fast. The pay-off was excellent...more I can't say on that. A great send-off for Falco. ( )
  NickHowes | Jan 5, 2016 |
The final installment of the Falco series ends right where the series began: in the back streets and alleys of imperial Rome. Falco and Petronius are in their element, looking for a killer with connections to the higher-ups in the imperial bureaucracy.

The Falco series has always been Roman noir with some domestic comedy thrown in. In this book, the noir elements are predominant, as Falco is dealing with personal losses when the story begins. Family is an important theme in the book, as Falco strives to find his family's place in Vespasian's Rome after a change in circumstances.

The book is also a rather obvious set-up for Lindsey Davis's new series, which features Flavia Albia, Falco's adopted daughter. ( )
  barlow304 | Feb 16, 2015 |
A Roman Whodunit ( )
  Chris.Graham | Jul 30, 2013 |
Wow--a really dark ending which throws the future of Marcus and his family into shadow. The next book should be interesting. ( )
  Jammies | Mar 31, 2013 |
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I find it surprising more people are not killed over dinner at home.
'So will the spy try short-distance Falco-killing this evening?' Albia sounded far too interested.
'No, darling. Anacrites is too shrewd to try anything with you and me there. I'd poke his eyes out, while you rushed for a lawyer.' [Helena]
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When a pair of his father's associates disappear under suspicious circumstances, informer Marcus Didius Falco of A.D. 77 Rome investigates allegations of a feud involving a group of notorious freedmen, who are receiving high-level protection from corruptrulers.… (more)

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