The Third Nero by Lindsey Davis

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I’ll be honest and admit that I almost lost a plot thread or two along the way. There are plenty of them and as usual, Albia has to put many tiny bits and pieces of information gained over the course of the story together in order for it all to finally fit into place. The ending is a rousing free-for-all...
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In 90 A.D., following the Saturninus revolt in Germany, the Emperor Domitian has become more paranoid about traitors and dissenters around him. This leads to several senators and even provincial governors facing charges and being executed for supposed crimes of conspiracy and insulting the emperor. Wanting to root out all the supports of Saturninus from the Senate, one of Domitian’s men offers to hire Flavia Alba to do some intelligence work.

Flavia Alba, daughter and chip off the old block of Marcus Didius Falco, would rather avoid any and all court intrigue, thank you very much. But she’s in a bit of a bind. Her wedding is fast approaching, her fiancé is still recovering—slowly—from being hit by a lightning bolt, and she’s the sole support of their household. So with more than a few reservations, she agrees to “investigate.”

Adding to the confusion is yet another Nero pretender has shown up in Parthia and is trying to rally support for his claim for the throne. With intrigue upon intrigue swirling around the capital city, it’s up to Albia to uncover what is—and isn’t—the real threat.

 

About Lindsey Davis

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LINDSEY DAVIS is the author of the New York Times bestselling series of historical mysteries featuring Marcus Didius Falco. She lives in London.
 
Published July 11, 2017 by Minotaur Books. 334 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Jayne on Jun 22 2018

...even though Albia isn’t a cat person, I’m glad that a Parthian kitty who seems to resemble one of my feline overlords got away with a fighting chance. I also had fun learning new (to me) things about Rome.

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Reviewed by Jayne on Jun 22 2018

I’ll be honest and admit that I almost lost a plot thread or two along the way. There are plenty of them and as usual, Albia has to put many tiny bits and pieces of information gained over the course of the story together in order for it all to finally fit into place. The ending is a rousing free-for-all...

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