ENEMIES AT HOME, by Lindsey Davis
In this era, slaves outnumbered free Romans many times. The "enemies at home" could often be the most dangerous. The nine slaves protest their innocence, but Albia is sure they're not telling the whole truth. Saddled with the aedele's whining, unwashed slave as straggling "protector", she criss-crosses the city's seven hills in search of evidence, along the way bumping up against organized crime bosses, snooty matrons, corrupt vigiles, and a bunch of slaves soon to be sent to the auctions. It's another 5 for this talented author. If you're in the mood for a binge, this series - along with the Falco series - make entertaining, satisfying reading.
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