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4.0 out of 5 stars Its Saturnaliaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!, 6 Jun. 2007
This review is from: Saturnalia (Falco 18) (Hardcover)
I must apologise to Amazon as I bought this as an Airport special whilst waiting to go on a Diving holiday as it looked quite interesting. I had never heard of the Falco series before but I found it to be a jolly good holiday read and not too taxing.

That said the atmosphere of Ancient Rome was well described and the family stresses of a holiday season well documented and the analogies with Christmas well made. This only being appropriate as the early church consumed Saturnalia (Mid Winter Solstice) into the celebration of the birth of Christ in order to consume paganism.

The story was very interesting with sub plots as well as the main theme of tracking known an escaped prisoner.

I also liked the way the author made it apparent the Falco's moral stance was quite different from a person of our time including the almost invariable execution of the prisoner if she were to be found.

Well worth the money.
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