Plot summary[ edit ] The story, set in Latium in 77 AD, opens with the deaths of Falco's newborn son posthumously named Justinianusand Marcus Didius Geminus, alias Favonius, Falco's estranged father. Following the funeral, Falco is astounded to discover that his father has left him and the rest of the Didii family a sizeable fortune, but with one problem: Frustrated at this turn of events, Falco audits his father's business contacts, debtors and creditors, but soon discovers a debt owed which was never paid because the creditor in question, Julius Modestus, has disappeared. He travels to the towns south of Rome with his adopted daughter Albia who is unhappy that Falco's brother-in-law Aulus has married someone else to look for Modestus, but can't find him and pays off the debt owed to Modestus' nephew, Sextus Silanus and to investigate the disappearance of Silanus' unclewhile his friend Lucius Petronius Longus, the captain of the vigiles in Rome's Twelfth District, finally discovers Modestus, who has been brutally murdered and eviscerated.
As the book opens, Newark is suffering from a sudden breakout of polio, a paralyzing viral disease prevalent among infants and children. It is summerand the action centers in a playground in Weequahic, a Jewish neighborhood.
Although the polio virus has not yet infiltrated Weequahic, everyone senses that danger and death lie right around the corner. A large part of this fear stems from ignorance: Therefore a variety of possible agents are blamed: When youths from an Italian neighborhood hit hard by the epidemic show up at the playground and spit on the pavement as a provocation, Mr.
He stands up to the Italians and forces them to leave, and then he makes sure the spit is cleaned up with hot water and ammonium. A few days after the confrontation with the Italians, two boys who were at the playground that day come down with polio.
The shock of the senseless suffering and eventual death of the boys begins to wear on Mr. As more boys from the playground come down with polio and the number of boys playing baseball each weekday dwindles from ninety to around thirty, Mr.
Cantor begins to question all that he believes in. He attends the funerals of the boys and attempts to console their parents. Privately he questions a God who could allow innocent children to suffer and die.
He wonders if the playground should be shut down to stop the spread of the contagion and if he is doing the right thing by encouraging the boys to go on as if nothing is the matter. During one of their nightly phone calls, Marcia tells Mr.
Cantor of an opening at her camp and asks him to take the job and join her. Cantor refuses because he feels that he could not, in good conscience, leave the boys at the playground and shirk his responsibility as director.
The next night Mr. Cantor confesses his doubts and fears to Dr. Steinberg—that the Italians were the ones who spread polio to Weequahic and The entire section is 1, words.
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