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Nemesis by Lindsey Davis
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Nov 04, 11

bookshelves: audiobook, audible, historical-fiction, 2011
Read in January, 2011

On a hot summer day in Rome, informer Marcus Didius Falco has twin tragedies strike him almost simultaneously. His son dies just hours after being born and when he takes his baby to be buried on his father's property, he learns his father has also died.[return][return]Nominated as the pricipal heir to his father's estate, he decides to try and clear up some of the business his father had left behind. Paying off a debt gives him some clues into the death of a man found mutilated in a mausoleum. This takes him and his family down into the violent ex-slave family, where brutality, violence and murder are the norm. It brings back terrible memories for his sister, and his wife feels vunerable whilst trying to recover from the deather of the son. Meanwhile, one side effect of his father's death is trying to come to terms with the fact that he is now well off, despite the potential threat from the circus dancer's unborn child, who may be his future brother and so inherit half of the estate.
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