Bestseller Iles’s stellar third suspense novel to feature Penn Cage (after Turning Angel) finds the former prosecutor and bestselling novelist. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Penn Cage series comes an electrifying thriller that reveals a world of depravity, sex, violence, and the. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Bestseller Iles’s stellar third suspense novel to feature Penn Cage (after Turning Angel) finds the .
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Why would the mayor of a small town though a former prosecutor, elsewhere have access to these guys?
I do agree that it would be nice to see him in his own book or even series! Infants who died of yellow fever lie beside Spanish dons and forgotten generals, all moldering beneath crying angels and marble saints, while the gnarled oak branches spread ever wider above them, draped with cinematic beards of Spanish moss.
Nov 11, Tricia-Lynn Harter rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I was more than pleased with how they were dealt with. The past few reads have inspired varying degrees of a lukewarm feeling.
The Devil’s Punchbowl
It’s difficult to rate this book, and even more difficult to rate it in the context of other Greg Iles books. Once you have gotten to the last sentences in Chapter 1, you are in deep and there is no return as you experience all of the gritty, testosterone driven atrocities that punchboel be put in one book. That chapter was missing the hissing sound of the air brakes on a bus or a big truck, because it suddenly slowed the story down to a standstill much like a bus stopping at a railroad crossing.
Want to Read saving…. I tend to like it when an author uses a fiction story as a bully pulpit to pundhbowl a point about social issues, but in this case, that particular scene fell flat on its face. I don’t think I’ve ever read a bad one. We pay lip service to ideals, but we live by expediency and by tribal prejudice. However, I wouldn’t change a thing because the writing contains details that set the characters, locations, and moods so perfectly.
The influx of gambling boats on the river has greatly increased the funds pouring into the city’s coffers. He acts as a “go to” guy who helps Cage out Grossly disappointed in this latest from Iles. There are numerous reviews for this book wherein the reviewer flat out lies about the content for whatever reason. Not plodding or uninteresting in any way, but I did find myself at one point thinking that I would be just happy if the story wrapped up here. And with them—on sleek private jets that slip gerg and out of town like whispers in the night—come pro football players, rap stars, and international gamblers, all sharing an unquenchable taste for one thing: His characters are believable and well textured.
In this, the third Penn Cage novel, Iles ramps up both the action and the uncomfortable subject matter.
Get a FREE illes by joining our mailing list today! From there the listener follows a complicated, but interesting trail into money laundering, corruption, and illegal dog fighting. So begins his quest to find the men responsible. This time, our hero, Penn Cage is the Mayor at the midpoint of his term and questioning the wisdom of staying in office, Natchez, or even the South.
Most of these were interred without a marker. How his team defends the virtue, and lives of the populace of Greg Iles takes us back to Natchez, MS for a tale about total evil infecting the city from a new riverboat casino.
Price may vary by retailer. Return to Book Page. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I didn’t care for the mercenaries that Penn managed to bring in. Other books in the series.
Iles reminds us that all of humankind is a guilty participant here. She just didn’t have much warmth. Greg Iles takes us back to Natchez, MS for a tale about total evil infecting the city from a new riverboat casino. Then, there was a chapter where the author sought punchbowwl educate us about the economic inequality of the south and how the economic lines follow racial lines and offers his own solutions.
Urged by old friends to try to restore this fading jewel of the Old South, Penn has ridden into office on a tide of support for change. After graduating from the University of Mississippi inhe performed for several years with the rock band Frankly Scarlet and is a member of the lit-rock group The Rock Bottom Remainders.
Book review: Greg Iles’s *The Devil’s Punchbowl*
I also hope that we hear from Penn again soon. There is something about these books that make you want to keep reading. My feet make no sound in the dewy, manicured grass.
Mainly, I think I was unable to suspend belief in punchblwl sense long grev to appreciate the plot. Click here to learn more about this month’s sponsor! He gives them heroic moments and admirable resolve, but also many insecurities and other times unrealistic qualities browse the reviews for his book, Third Degree, to get an idea. Also, the flaws in both an author’s style and the genre they write in begin to show themselves.