Mississippi Blood

Mississippi Blood

eBook - 2017
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"Shattered by grief and dreaming of vengeance, Penn Cage sees his family and his world collapsing around him. The woman he loves is gone, his principles have been irrevocably compromised, and his father, once a paragon of the community that Penn leads as mayor, is about to be tried for the murder of a former lover. Most terrifying of all, Dr. Cage seems bent on self-destruction. Despite Penn's experience as a prosecutor in major murder trials, his father has frozen him out of the trial preparations--preferring to risk dying in prison to revealing the truth of the crime to his son. During forty years practicing medicine, Tom Cage made himself the most respected and beloved physician in Natchez, Mississippi. But this revered Southern figure has secrets known only to himself and a handful of others. Among them, Tom has a second son, the product of a 1960s affair with his devoted African American nurse, Viola Turner. It is Viola who has been murdered, and her bitter son--Penn's half-brother--who sets in motion the murder case against his father. The resulting investigation exhumes dangerous ghosts from Mississippi's violent past. In some way that Penn cannot fathom, Viola Turner was a nexus point between his father and the Double Eagles, a savage splinter cell of the KKK. More troubling still, the long-buried secrets shared by Dr. Cage and the former Klansmen may hold the key to the most devastating assassinations of the 1960s. The surviving Double Eagles will stop at nothing to keep their past crimes buried, and with the help of some of the most influential men in the state, they seek to ensure that Dr. Cage either takes the fall for them, or takes his secrets to an early grave. Tom Cage's murder trial sets a terrible clock in motion, and unless Penn can pierce the veil of the past and exonerate his father, his family will be destroyed. Unable to trust anyone around him--not even his own mother--Penn joins forces with Serenity Butler, a famous young black author who has come to Natchez to write about his father's case. Together, Penn and Serenity--a former soldier--battle to crack the Double Eagles and discover the secret history of the Cage family and the South itself, a desperate move that risks the only thing they have left to gamble: their lives."--Publisher description.
Publisher: 2017.
ISBN: 9780062311191
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Subjects: Cage, Penn (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Prisoners -- Fiction.
Murder -- Fiction.
Electronic books.
Natchez (Miss.) -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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Mar 03, 2019

In for a penny in for a pound. Book 3. I find the most annoying characters to be Penn Cage and his family who are the good guys. They drive me up the wall and I find myself actually rooting for the bad guys cause at least they are interesting.

Jan 18, 2019

So much better than the diabolical, hate-filled book II. This concluding book of a trilogy did a decent job of tying up loose ends, but you could feel the author wanting to continue writing more books with the lead character and his family (bigger with addition of previously unknown members). I wish Iles could be dissuaded from doing that.

Nov 22, 2017

Historical and action packed. Fast read with lots of action.

Nov 05, 2017

After I was able to dot the commas (names) I could hardly put this book down although it's almost 700 pages!

Jun 24, 2017

Not having read the first two of this series, took sometime to get to know the personalities. Fantastic book. Hated for it to end. Would definitely give it 5 stars

Apr 26, 2017

I waited so long to read this so at the beginning I started it with a chip on my shoulder. I found out from the author that the publisher chose to hold back the book for 2 years. But I also didn't remember all the details of the previous books - but while it seemed slow at the beginning, it suddenly gathered speed and took off. I would say the best of the triology. My favorite. But now, we'll have to wait for the next one - hopefully not 2 years - and I hear that Penn, Serenity and Lincoln are in it!

Apr 26, 2017

A doubt slipped in while I was waiting for my turn. What if the author simply fell apart and the story flopped. No disappointment when I finally read the book. EXCELLENT!! The trilogy was well worth reading.

Apr 25, 2017

Iles is a master story teller. This is a great book and a part of a great trilogy. He has the ability to describe the south in such a way that you feel you are there.

Apr 24, 2017

LOVE, LOVE, LOOOOOOVE this book and the series. Turn your phone off and curl up. Enjoy the ride. Great story.

Apr 14, 2017

I am a Greg Iles fan. The NATCHEZ BURNING trilogy, of which MISSISSIPPI BLOOD is the last book has been a great read and this book is every bit as engaging, entertaining and thought provoking as the first two. It is a bit different though in that this is more a balanced legal thriller and mystery thriller than the other two. At the same time, for those of us who grew up in the 50s and 60s, the backdrop story of race relations compelled me to think back on those times and my own experiences - some of which were uplifting and some of which were disturbing. But I love the fact that Iles can entertain us with a great thriller, even while provoking us to think about profound issues. He is much like Leon Uris in that regard. So I loved this book and the other two. But to be frank, I did recommend Natchez Burning to a friend who was looking for a good novel. After several days, she told me she had to put the book down because it 'hurt her soul.' I get that too. It is a hard story told in stark language and full of moments of explicit violence. So in fairness, I would want potential readers to be aware of that.

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