By Lindsey Davis
Within the first century A.D., in the course of Domitian's reign, Flavia Albia is prepared for a quick holiday from her relations. So regardless of the oppressive July warmth, she returns to Rome, leaving them at their position at the coast. Albia, daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, the famed deepest informer (now retired), has taken up her father's former occupation, and it's time to come again to paintings. the 1st order of industrial, although, is the corpse that used to be present in a chest despatched as a part of a wide lot to be offered by way of the Falco relations public sale condo. because the senior relations consultant in Rome, it falls upon Albia to spot the corpse, discover why he used to be killed, who killed him, and, most crucial, how did it prove within the chest.
At an analogous time, her capability younger guy, Faustus, comes trying to find support along with his good friend Sextus's political crusade. among the public sale company and Roman politics, it's now not rather transparent which one is the extra underhanded and duplicitous. either, in spite of the fact that, are tied jointly through the mysterious physique within the chest, and if Albia isn't capable of remedy that secret, it won't be the one physique to drop.
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Deadly Election (Flavia Albia Mystery, Book 3) by Lindsey Davis