MISSISSIPPI BLOOD by Greg Iles | Kirkus ReviewsGreg Iles born is a novelist who lives in Mississippi. He has published seventeen novels and one novella, spanning a variety of genres. Iles was born in in Stuttgart, Germany , where his physician father ran the U. Embassy Medical Clinic. He was raised in Natchez, Mississippi , the setting of many of his novels. Iles spent several years as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter in the band Frankly Scarlet. Spandau Phoenix was published in
Added by 31 of our members. I defy you to start it and find a way to put it down; as long as it is, I wished it were longer. This is an amazing work of popular fiction. Prepare to be surprised. Iles has always been an exceptional storyteller, and he has invested these volumes with an energy and sense of personal urgency that rarely, if ever, falter.
Thank you! Delta whodunit master Iles The Bone Tree , , etc. Life for Penn Cage is never a bowl of cherries. A bucket of blood, more like it. Why is his jailed father stubbornly clinging to a secret guaranteed to shake up otherwise sleepy Natchez? Now that the Klan-on-steroids villains have come under new management, what kind of awful mischief are they going to make for the place—and how do they figure in that secret, anyway? Faulkner meets John D.
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The first two books set up the framework of the story of Penn Cage, a man trapped in a world of racial prejudice and hatred. Cage is the mayor of Natchez, Mississippi and his life has gone from one tragedy to the next. Now the story reaches its conclusion as Penn's father Tom, a beloved physician, goes on trial for the murder of his former nurse and one time lover Viola Turner. Despite the fact Penn is an accomplished lawyer, Tom keeps him out of his defense, going instead with legendary lawyer Quentin Avery. But on Tom's direction Quentin refuses to brief Penn on his plans for Tom's defense. This frustrates Penn no end but Tom has hired Quentin and only Tom can fire him.
In Natchez Burning , revered town physician Dr. Tom Cage is arrested and accused of murdering his former nurse Viola Turner. Her son believes it was a racially motivated killing, but circumstances indicate it may have been an assisted suicide. A young reporter uncovers some new leads which suggest links between Viola and the Double Eagles, widely feared and regarded as the most hateful racist group in the state. Iles unfolds details of the story slowly throughout the first novel and its follow-up, The Bone Tree. As the trial unfolds, each character relates his or her version of events.