|Plot Summary of Two for the Lions|
|" Marcus Didius Falco is ancient Rome's answer to Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, and Mike
Hammer--all in one! In “Two for the Lions,” it appears that Falco is likely to be this
week's “menu du jour” as “our man in Roma” finds himself “embroiled” in another of his
exciting adventures. Lindsey Davis once again provides us with an entertaining historical
whodunnit and her latest maintains her reputation! Falco has been appointed tax
investigator by the Emperor Vaspacian, who suspects that the local professional gladiator
league isn't “rendering unto Caesar” honestly. Again, Falco's lovely friend Helena joins
him (his Nick to her Nora!), and off they go to Tripoli, to investigate from that end. Along
the way, of course, they discover that, once again, Helena's youngest brother (will he ever
grow up?) is caught in the middle and is in deep trouble. As Falco knows, the lions he's
more worried about are the two-legged kind! But Falco is not about to roll over and play
dead! Davis' latest is a real “thumbs up” and “Two for the Lions” is worthy Sunday
afternoon's entertainment! "
Bill Hobbs, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Two for the Lions|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Somewhat obvious
Time/era of story:
- ancient rome
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- government investigator
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
Motive of antagonist
Part of Africa:
- Arabic Africa
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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