"There is a graphic beauty to Iles' writing. He uses measured words to express voluminous stories. . . . He is a masterful storyteller!"--Huffington Post on Mississippi Blood
"Iles draws his characters so well, and brings off scenes so deftly."--Houston Chronicle on Mississippi Blood
"A fabulous story. . . . Love, betrayal, murder, sadness, racism, adultery, hatred and revenge, with a bit of history thrown in. . . . The conclusion to a phenomenal trilogy."--Biloxi Sun Herald on Mississippi Blood
"In this dramatic conclusion to a stunning piece of work, Iles works suspense until the last second, making us question whether we'd be able to keep fighting if all the precious things in our lives were taken away."--Southern Living on Mississippi Blood
"The Natchez trilogy is a sprawling plunge into some of the worst crimes of the civil-rights era."--Knoxville News-Sentinel on Mississippi Blood
"This magnificent saga concludes in breathtaking fashion. . . . Tender and gripping."--RT Book Reviews on Mississippi Blood
"The breathtaking ending to an expertly crafted trilogy. . . . Page-turning suspense. Well-written and a must read."--CriminalElement.com
"It matches, or even outdoes, the first story in excitement and drama... A searing saga of remorse and revenge."--Huffington Post on The Bone Tree
"Natchez Burning is extraordinarily entertaining and fiendishly suspenseful. I defy you to start it and find a way to put it down; as long as it is, I wished it were longer. . . . This is an amazing work of popular fiction."--Stephen King
From the Back Cover
Shattered by grief and dreaming of vengeance, Penn Cage sees his world collapsing around him. The woman he loves is gone, his principles have been irrevocably compromised, and his father, Dr. Tom Cage, is about to be tried for the murder of a former lover. Most terrifying of all, Dr. Cage seems bent on self-destruction, preferring to risk dying in prison to revealing the truth to his son.
For decades Dr. Cage has had a second son known to almost no one, the product of an affair with his African-American nurse, Viola Turner. It is this bitter son—Penn’s half brother—who set in motion the case against Dr. Cage. But a murder charge may be the least of Tom’s worries. In the 1960s South, Viola Turner became a nexus point between Penn’s father and the Double Eagle group, a savage splinter cell of the KKK. Now the surviving Double Eagles will stop at nothing to keep their past deeds buried, and they mean to ensure that Dr. Cage either takes the fall for them or takes his secrets to an early grave.
Mississippi Blood is the enthralling conclusion to a breathtaking trilogy, a highly atmospheric, deeply satisfying, and unforgettable novel.
Performed by Scott Brick