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Natchez Burning - Greg Iles

Natchez Burning

Author Greg Iles

  • Published: 2014-04-29
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Stars
4
From 78 Customers Review
Price: $11.99

Description

#1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles returns with his most eagerly anticipated novel yet and his first in five years—Natchez Burning—the first installment in an epic trilogy that interweaves crimes, lies, and secrets past and present in a mesmerizing thriller featuring Southern lawyer and former prosecutor Penn Cage.

Growing up in the rural Southern hamlet of Natchez, Mississippi, Penn Cage learned everything he knows about honor and duty from his father, Tom Cage. But now the beloved family doctor and pillar of the community is accused of murdering Violet Turner, the beautiful nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the early 1960s. A fighter who has always stood for justice, Penn is determined to save his father, even though Tom, stubbornly evoking doctor-patient privilege, refuses to speak up in his own defense.

The quest for answers sends Penn deep into the past—into the heart of a conspiracy of greed and murder involving the Double Eagles, a vicious KKK crew headed by one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the state. With the aid of a local friend and reporter privy to some of Natchez's oldest and deadliest secrets, Penn follows a bloody trail that stretches back forty years, to one undeniable fact: no one—black or white, young or old, brave or not—is ever truly safe.

With everything on the line, including his own life, Penn must decide how far he will go to protect those he loves . . . and see justice done, once and for all.

Rich in Southern atmosphere and electrifying plot turns, Natchez Burning marks the brilliant return of a genuine American master of suspense. Tense and disturbing, it is the most explosive, exciting, sexy, and ambitious story Greg Iles has written yet.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Natchez Burning

    4
    From I am Earth Angel
    As in all of your other books, this is exceptional!
  • Another Great Book!

    5
    From Fre512tr
    I have read all of Greg Ile's books and none of them have disappointed me. As a budding author myself, I realize that authors such as Greg are true writers...I just wish I could weave such tales in a suspenseful and intriguing fashion. Natchez Burning takes elements from situations concerning black/white conflicts in the 60s and adds his own version of events. The story develops the characters well and moves from plot twist to plot twist seamlessly. A real page turner (if you can still use that term in today's forum of electronic readers).
  • Another great read!

    5
    From Peers89
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