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Bone Tree (Penn Cage) (Reprint) (Paperback) by Greg Iles

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"Penn Cage is caught in the darkest maelstrom of his life. The death of his father's African-American nurse has fractured his family and turned Dr. Tom Cage into a fugitive. Penn has inadvertently started a war with an offshoot of the KKK, and Penn's fiancee, journalist Caitlin Masters, is chasing the biggest story of her career"--]cProvided by publisher.



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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles comes the second novel in his Natchez Burning trilogy--which also includes Natchez Burning and the upcoming Mississippi Blood--an epic trilogy of blood and race, family and justice, featuring Southern lawyer Penn Cage.

Former prosecutor Penn Cage and his fiancée, reporter and publisher Caitlin Masters, have barely escaped with their lives after being attacked by wealthy businessman Brody Royal and his Double Eagles, a KKK sect with ties to some of Mississippi's most powerful men. But the real danger has only begun as FBI Special Agent John Kaiser warns Penn that Brody wasn't the true leader of the Double Eagles. The puppeteer who actually controls the terrorist group is a man far more fearsome: the chief of the state police's Criminal Investigations Bureau, Forrest Knox.

The only way Penn can save his father, Dr. Tom Cage--who is fleeing a murder charge as well as corrupt cops bent on killing him--is either to make a devil's bargain with Knox or destroy him. While Penn desperately pursues both options, Caitlin uncovers the real story behind a series of unsolved civil rights murders that may hold the key to the Double Eagles' downfall. The trail leads her deep into the past, into the black backwaters of the Mississippi River, to a secret killing ground used by slave owners and the Klan for over two hundred years . . . a place of terrifying evil known only as "the bone tree."

The Bone Tree is an explosive, action-packed thriller full of twisting intrigue and deadly secrets, a tale that explores the conflicts and casualties that result when the darkest truths of American history come to light. It puts us inside the skin of a noble man who has always fought for justice--now finally pushed beyond his limits.

Just how far will Penn Cage, the hero we thought we knew, go to protect those he loves?



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Greg Iles continues the electrifying story begun in his smash New York Times bestseller Natchez Burning in this highly anticipated second installment of an epic trilogy of blood and race, family and justice, featuring Southern lawyer Penn Cage.

Former prosecutor Penn Cage and his fiancée, reporter and publisher Caitlin Masters, have barely escaped with their lives after being attacked by wealthy businessman Brody Royal and his Double Eagles, a KKK sect with ties to some of Mississippi's most powerful men. But the real danger has only begun as FBI Special Agent John Kaiser warns Penn that Brody wasn't the true leader of the Double Eagles. The puppeteer who actually controls the terrorist group is a man far more fearsome: the chief of the state police's Criminal Investigations Bureau, Forrest Knox.

The only way Penn can save his father, Dr. Tom Cage--who is fleeing a murder charge as well as corrupt cops bent on killing him--is either to make a devil's bargain with Knox or destroy him. While Penn desperately pursues both options, Caitlin uncovers the real story behind a series of unsolved civil rights murders that may hold the key to the Double Eagles' downfall. The trail leads her deep into the past, into the black backwaters of the Mississippi River, to a secret killing ground used by slave owners and the Klan for over two hundred years . . . a place of terrifying evil known only as "the bone tree."

The Bone Tree is an explosive, action-packed thriller full of twisting intrigue and deadly secrets, a tale that explores the conflicts and casualties that result when the darkest truths of American history come to light. It puts us inside the skin of a noble man who has always fought for justice--now finally pushed beyond his limits.

Just how far will Penn Cage, the hero we thought we knew, go to protect those he loves?



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"Absolutely compelling... A beautifully constructed story, some extremely fine writing, and some hard-to-bear tragedy.... Everything is big about this one: its epic scale [and] its built-in readership based on the success of its predecessor."--Booklist (starred review)

"'Great Expectations' transplanted to an American South laced with comparably gothic overtones. . . . Establishes Iles as this generation's William Faulkner, usurping Pat Conroy as our preeminent Southern writer and potentially establishing him as this era's finest American novelist, thanks to this moving and meaningful masterpiece of storytelling."--Providence Journal

"Best-selling author Iles superbly blends past and present in his swift and riveting story line."--Library Journal (starred review)

"Filled with menace, betrayal, [and] unexpected plot twists. . . . Running through this vast enterprise is the implicit belief that crime fiction is capable of addressing - and illuminating - any aspect of human behavior, including the tragic history of race relations in 20th-century America."--Washington Post

"Richly plotted...[and] the action-packed narrative moves swiftly to a surprising and moving conclusion."--Publishers Weekly

"The second installment of his hard-boiled Natchez trilogy finds Iles' hero Penn Cage on even swampier, and surely deadlier, ground than before."--Kirkus Reviews

"Race relations, adultery, murder, parenthood and friendship are all smashed together to form a searing saga of remorse and revenge. . . . Better than Natchez Burning. If the third book surpasses the first two then Iles will be elevated to the highest heights of famed storytellers."--Huffington Post
Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x 4.2 Inches (W) x 2.3 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 880
Genre: Mystery + Crime
Sub-Genre: Suspense, Mystery + Crime
Series Title: Penn Cage
Publisher: William Morrow & Co.
Format: Paperback
Author: Greg Iles
Language: English
Street Date: February 23, 2016
TCIN: 50463313
UPC: 9780062311139
Item Number (DPCI): 059-02-0653
Origin: Made in the USA
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