A father on trial for murder. A son whose world is falling apart.
The No.1 New York Times bestselling final volume of the ground-breaking Natchez Burning Trilogy by Greg Iles.
He’ll risk everything for the darkest secrets in history
Former prosecutor Penn Cage sees his world collapsing around him. The woman he loves is gone and his father, Dr Tom Cage, once a pillar of the community, is about to be tried for the murder of a former lover.
For decades Tom Cage has had a second son known to almost no one. It is this bitter son who set in motion the murder case against Dr Cage. But a murder charge may be the least of Tom’s worries.
The Double Eagle group, a savage splinter cell of the KKK, will stop at nothing to ensure that Tom either takes the fall for their past deeds, or takes his secrets to an early grave.
Unable to trust anyone – not even his own mother – Penn battles to discover the secret history of both the Cage family and the South itself, risking the only thing he has left to gamble: his life.
Greg Iles is the author of fourteen New York Times bestselling novels, including the No.1 bestseller, The Quiet Game. His books have been made into films, translated into more than twenty languages and published in more than thirty-five countries. Mississippi Blood is the final volume in the ground-breaking Natchez Burning Trilogy, which has been published to critical acclaim and optioned for TV. The first novel in the saga, Natchez Burning, was heralded by The Times as ‘the thriller of the year’.Greg spent most of his youth in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from Ole Miss in 1983. He currently lives in Natchez with his wife, and has two children.
”'Exceptional … literary crime fiction at its finest - fluent, intelligent, high-octane and yet with deep moral purpose … Unputdownable” - The Times
”'A cracking courtroom drama … a compelling read” - Sun
”'Epic … operatic in its reach … with courtroom drama that is far more blistering than the John Grisham variety” - Financial Times
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”'Iles is a phenomenal thriller writer” - Independent on Sunday
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”'A tale that is both riveting in detail and amazing in its sheer scope” - Sun
”'Exciting, moving and inspirational” - Metro
”'Often seen as a John Grisham imitator, Iles clearly outperforms the master of the Deep South thriller in this angry yet engrossing novel” - Sunday Times
”'Extraordinarily entertaining and fiendishly suspenseful. I defy you to start it and find a way to put it down …This is an amazing work of popular fiction” - STEPHEN KING
”'A scorching read” - John Grisham
”'An incredible web of intrigue and suspense” - Clive Cussler
”'My favourite kind of novel … Ambitious in its scope and superbly satisfying in its execution” - Dan Brown