Enemies at Home: A Flavia Albia Novel (Flavia Albia Series)

Enemies at Home: A Flavia Albia Novel (Flavia Albia Series)

Lindsey Davis


"There are ideas for personal informers accepting a brand new case. by no means tackle consumers who can't pay you. by no means do favours for pals. do not paintings with family. If, like me, you're a lady, preserve away from males you discover beautiful.

"Will I by no means learn?"

In historic Rome, the variety of slaves was once a long way more than that of loose electorate. for this reason, frequently the folk Romans feared such a lot have been the "enemies at home," the slaves below their very own roofs. due to this, Roman legislation decreed that if the pinnacle of a family used to be murdered at domestic, and the wrongdoer wasn't fast stumbled on, his slaves―all of them, responsible or not―were presumed liable and have been placed to demise. with out exception.

When a pair is located lifeless of their personal bed room and their residence burglarized, a few of their loved ones slaves comprehend what's approximately to ensue to them. They flee to the Temple of Ceres, which through culture is revered as a haven for refugees. this can be the place Flavia Albia is available in. The professionals, stressed from both sides, desire a resolution. Albia, a personal informer similar to her father, Marcus Didius Falco, is requested to resolve the murders, during this secret from Lindsey Davis.

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