Mississippi Blood

Mississippi Blood

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2017
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"#1 New York Times Bestselling Author The endgame is at hand for Penn Cage, his family, and the enemies bent on destroying them in this revelatory volume in the epic trilogy set in modern-day Natchez, Mississippi--Greg Iles's epic tale of love and honor, hatred and revenge that explores how the sins of the past continue to haunt the present. 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 an 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 exhilarating, highly anticipated final volume in the epic trilogy featuring Penn Cage from #1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles"-- Provided by publisher.
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. Mississippi Blood is the enthralling conclusion to a breathtaking trilogy seven years in the making--one that has kept readers on the edge of their seats. With piercing insight, narrative prowess, and a masterful ability to blend history and imagination, New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles illuminates the brutal history of the American South in a highly atmospheric and suspenseful novel that delivers the shocking resolution his fans have eagerly awaited"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017
ISBN: 9780062657343
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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c210flyer
Apr 20, 2018

Fabulous book, couldn't stop listening. 10 of 10 for me.

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val1
May 27, 2017

Not having read or listened to the other 2 books in this series, I was depending on the Library reviews and other comments regarding this book. Having just finished listening (about 10 minutes ago), this was a book I couldn't stop listening to because it was so, so good right up until the very, very end. Am definitely looking forward to more books in this series, if there are any. Enjoy!!

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phantomas
May 26, 2017

When it comes to the discussion of race Iles, Rowling, and Baldwin have created their own genre. Each author approaches the topic from a different angle. Baldwin grips you, shakes you, and leaves you a victim of your intractability. Rowling finesses you by showing you the absurdity of your position. "But he is only a house elf." But Iles, yes Iles, offers you the painful truth, somewhere East of your position, and West of your desires, and he serves up that truth like a sacrificial lamb to be slaughtered for the common good. It is fortunate that he takes awhile to write each book because I lose many sleepless nights reading each book, yet if he puts another out tomorrow, I would run and buy it.

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May 26, 2017

It meant something to be with those men—a quiet band who had bled for their country and for their brothers. During those sweaty minutes, I had the feeling that everything I’d believed as a child was true: that right meant more than might; that being faithful and good meant more than being rich; that honor superseded all. If only that feeling could last.
-Mississippi Blood, epilogue

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