The fifteenth novel in the
bestselling Marcus Didius Falco series, The Accusers is a tale of
corruption, informers, and the Roman courts of law.
Needing to re-establish his
presence in Rome, Falco becomes embroiled in the legal maneuvers of Silius
Italicus and Paccius Africanus, upper-crust informers who thrive on exploiting
the sins of the rich. When a corrupt and hated senator, Rubirius Metellus, commits
suicide to avoid paying his bills, the three men start a new prosecution.
Silius wants his huge fees and Paccius is advising most of the family while
Falco is on hand to defend old-fashioned concepts like justice for the
innocent. If they fail, the financial penalties leveled against them are
potentially enormous. With poisoned pills, magic practices, women in labor, and
old Senate scandal, things are tricky even before the impiety charge that may
be the end of everything.
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