When former prosecutor Penn Cage returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, he doesn’t find the peace he desperately craves. He finds that his own father is being blackmailed by a corrupt ex-cop. And when Penn investigates, he uncovers a murderous secret—and the small town’s violent past.
The Review: **** Penn Cage, decides to move back home after the death of his wife, he feels it would be a help to his young daughter. Penn, is quickly realizing his leaving years ago he’s sort of a hometown hero and everyone is looking to shake the authors hand and see what Penn has been up too. Seems there’s a few secrets stirring about the town of Natchez, Mississippi. He finds out the towns honorable doctor is being blackmailed, which is his own loving father. Penn, is not looking for love, but wants to save his families good name and spare his father from a town that he hopes will stand behind him. He runs into great friends who are willing to poke their noses in to others business to help him get to the bottom of things. With shots being fired, kidnapping, burning buildings and a Kate who just might make Penn realize he is still a man, he finds help and solace with the newspaper editor of the towns paper. Or will Kate get fired by her own father who owns the paper. You will soon find out who are friends and shady people who have lived in the quiet town for decades, just how far some are willing to lose or win.
About the author Greg Iles:Greg Iles was born in 1960 in Germany where his father ran the US Embassy medical clinic during the height of the Cold War. After graduating from the University of Mississippi in 1983 he performed for several years with the rock band Frankly Scarlet and is currently member of the band The Rock Bottom Remainders. His first novel, Spandau Phoenix, a thriller about war criminal Rudolf Hess, was published in 1993 and became a New York Times bestseller. Iles went on to write ten bestselling novels, including Third Degree, True Evil, Turning Angel, Blood Memory, The Footprints of God, and 24 Hours (released by Sony Pictures as Trapped, with full screenwriting credit for Iles). He lives in Natchez, Mississippi.