Ode to a Banker by Lindsey Davis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This 12th installment in the series examines the publishing and banking industries of Vespasian's Rome. As usual, Lindsey Davis makes this period come alive. Marcus Didius Falco is investigating the brutal murder of Chrysippus, the owner of a publishing house interested in Falco's satires. Falco discovers Chrysippus also owns the Aurelian Bank which has been involved in some shady investment schemes. Anacrites, the Chief Spy, and erstwhile partner, continues to be a thorn in Falco's flesh as he romances Falco sister, and provides investment advice to Falco's mother. More family problems crop up when Didius Geminus, Falco's father, loses his grip on his business. The involved plot kept me guessing and intrigued!
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