The Bone Tree by Greg Iles audiobook
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The Bone Tree: A Novel

By Greg Iles
Read by Robert Petkoff

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062311115

The Penn Cage Series: Book 5

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780062672223

  • ISBN: 9780062672223

Runtime: 32.30 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A 2015 Amazon Best Books of the Year Selection for Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense

An April 2015 LibraryReads Pick

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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial 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
“The story exposes family secrets and horrible crimes carried out in the Civil Rights era, as well as explores a possible explanation for one of the greatest mysteries of the last century.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
“Iles superbly blends past and present in his swift and riveting story line.” Library Journal (starred review)
“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)
“Richly plotted…[and] the action-packed narrative moves swiftly to a surprising and moving conclusion.” Publishers Weekly

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Greg Iles

Author Bio: Greg Iles

Greg Iles spent most of his youth in Natchez, Mississippi. His first novel, Spandau Phoenix, was the first of more than a dozen New York Times bestsellers, and his new trilogy continues the story of Penn Cage, protagonist of The Quiet Game, Turning Angel, and #1 New York Times bestseller The Devil’s Punchbowl. His novels have been made into films and published in more than thirty-five countries.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 32.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English