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    Greg Iles(Author)

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Rape and murder aren't new to the Deep South, but when the body of a popular high school girl is found dumped in the local river, the whole town of Natchez, Mississippi is shocked.

Penn Cage no longer practises law, but when his best friend Drew is accused of the murder and asks for help, Penn must face the hardest questions of his life: Can he defend Drew against the town, the police and overwhelming evidence? Or could it be true that his friend is a brutal killer who has deceived Penn and everyone else?

Everything goes crazy and we the readers can only sit back and enjoy the mayhem. Brilliant! (Independent on Sunday)A pleasure to read (Time Out)The job of great fiction is to entertain, elucidate and educate while keeping readers nailed to their chairs; this does all of that brilliantly. (Publishers Weekly)One of America's top new crime writers. (Observer on Greg Iles)Alarming, believable, and utterly consuming ... resonates long after the final page is turned. (Dan Brown on DARK MATTER)Iles's way of telling the story lifts him clear of the pack ... into a different league. (Observer on BLOOD MEMORY)Edge-of-the-seat thrills all the way. (Irish Independent on BLOOD MEMORY)What does a book's plot need to entice you? Sex, drugs, murder? How about sleazy politicians, bigotry, gunfights...and more sex?...If you haven't yet discovered Iles, TURNING ANGEL will have you wondering where he's been all your life (USA Today)Explosive...powerful (Chicago Sun-Times)Lurid...gripping, but there is more to TURNING ANGEL than sex and scandal. Iles offers an insider's heartfelt picture of a Southern town...and populates it with characters who are all too real (Washington Post)'An engrossing, fast paced legal thriller...a terrific writer' (Irish Independent)'Greg Iles writes gripping legal thrillers soaked in atmosphere' (Mirror) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 502 pages
  • Greg Iles(Author)
  • Scribner Book Company (30 Dec. 2005)
  • English
  • 6
  • Crime, Thrillers & Mystery

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  • By Martin Pratt on 17 June 2017

    this is the second book in a series with the charcter Penn Cage. I noted in my review of the first book (The Quiet Game) that i had read an earlier book by this author, was unimpressed, and had never read him again, until recvently. in that review, I mused which of these two books i had read was more typical of his output, as i highly rated TQG and did not rate whatever other book i had read. well, i can confirm that this book is just as good, or better, than the first in the series.This book picks up five years after TQG and Penn cage is now settled back in his childhood home. His on/off girlfriend, who won a Pullitzer prize on the back of the events in that previous book, is more off the scene than on. Penn is a widower but his doing a good job bringing up his young daughter, aided with insightful help from his teenage baby sitter.He and a very good friend, Drew are on the Board of St Stephens, a private school where they were both distinguised former pupils. the community is shattered when the Head Girl, Kate, bound for an excellent future, is found murdered. Complications set in when Drew reveals he has had a passionate relationship with the girl and they were planning to be together. Penn, a former lawyer, is torn between his loyalty to Drew and his opposiiton to the fairly recently appointed District Attorny, who, as a black man, is politically motivated to prosecute a prominent white doctor.The book is full of twists and turns, electrically charged in a tense 'Old South' environment with drug dealing and police/DA opportunists. Kate's former life, is revealed through diaries of her experiences; (we have to assume the author is accurate in his research), showing a maturity in an 18 year old that i dont recall from my youth.all in all, a very good read. Probably best if you read the books in order although it can be read as a stand alone. And will i be reading more from this author? Most certainly!

  • By S. Ivory on 4 May 2017

    Read the first in the series and then followed straight after with this one. I thoroughly enjoyed the machinations and seedy underbelly of a small Southern town. High profile middleaged doctor accused of murdering a teen girl, drug runners, murders, police rivalry and in the middle Penn Cage trying, unsuccessfully at first to help his friend. A bit long I have to admit, and at times a bit unbelievable, but still pure escapism. You start to get to know the characters in this book and as the series progresses i am sure they will come into their own. Cant wait to start the third.

  • By carl lazarevic on 30 August 2017

    After the fantastic "Quiet Game" I was looking forward to reading this next adventure. The writing remains as solid as ever and the court room thrills kept me enthralled.However the book was spoiled somewhat by a strange obsession with teenage sexuality, and an almost preachy tone that claimed it is ok to sleep with underage girls. It made Pen a lot less likeable whole he was mulling over his tendency to glance at his babysitters body, and flirt with her openly about her 'ghetto butt'.Nevertheless it is a very enjoyable book.

  • By Melvyn Hull on 5 May 2017

    Really good book. Gripping. New to this author, but if this book is anything to go by will definitely be reading more.

  • By Guest on 3 June 2017

    Enjoy reading all the Penn Cage books by Greg Iles. They are always entertaining can't wait to read the next one

  • By Guest on 26 July 2017

    Having read the first book in the series (the quiet game), I felt compelled to read this. I really enjoyed the story but was not as taken with it as the first book. Still a good read and well worth your time.


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