My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Once again I am not disappointed in Lindsey Davis and Marcus Didius Falco. This is fairly mellow installment in the saga. Falco is engaged by to investigate an alleged senatorial suicide. This eventually involves him defending an alleged murderer in the Roman courts. Rome's legal system is the main character here, and Falco &Co are our guides. I enjoyed the way Falco was less of a lone ranger this time, and really involved Helen and her brothers. As usual, his wit and wily ways get him into some difficult situations, including defending himself against a charge of impiety in his role as the guardian of Juno's Sacred Geese.