Greg iles bone tree series
The Bone Tree (Penn Cage #5) by Greg Iles#1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles continues the electrifying story he began in his smashing New York Times bestseller Natchez Burning with this highly anticipated second volume in an epic trilogy of blood and race, family and justice.
Southern prosecutor Penn Cage is caught in the darkest maelstrom of his life. The heartbreaking but seemingly straightforward death of his fathers African-American nurse, Viola Turner, has fractured Penns family and turned Dr. Tom Cage into a fugitive from justice. And in the search for his father and his reasons for running, Penn has unwittingly started a war with a violent offshoot of the KKK, the Double Eagles, whose members seem to know much more about Toms past than Penn or his mother ever did.
Desperately following his fathers trail, Penn finds himself in a maze of mirrors, beset on all sides by a family of criminals and corrupt police whose power reaches into the highest levels of state government. To even the odds, Penn must rely on allies whose objectives are very different from his own. FBI special agent John Kaiser sees Tom Cage as the key to closing not only countless civil rights murders, but also the ultimate cold case: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Penns fiancée, journalist Caitlin Masters, is chasing the biggest story of her career and believes Tom can lead her to evidence of Americas most secret, shameful history. In the end, all roads will lead to the mysterious Bone Tree, a legendary killing site that may conceal far more than the remains of the forgotten.
Penn now knows that the death of Viola Turner is a door to the darkest chapters of Americas past. In the civil rights battleground that was 1960s Mississippi and Louisiana, powerful men had audacious, sweeping agendas, and their violent race murders concealed a conspiracy that ran wide and deep, involving the New Orleans Mafia, a Double Eagle hit squad, and a world- altering murder in Dealey Plaza in 1963. And if the FBI can be believed, somehow Dr. Tom Cage stands at the center of it all.
Enthralling, captivating, and utterly engrossing, The Bone Tree is a masterpiece of modern suspense and the next novel in the monumental trilogy that Greg Iles was born to write.
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Rate this book. 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. 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 Just how far will Penn Cage, the hero we thought we knew, go to protect those he loves? This listing refers to the trade paperback edition.
Greg Iles is an American writer who was born in He was raised in Mississippi and managed to graduate from the University of Mississippi in Despite his later success as a novelist, he actually started out in a rock band called Frank Scarlett. In the band, he excelled as a guitarist and a singer-songwriter. He only quit the band once he had married and needed to settle down and make more money. That is when he turned his hand to writing and began working on his first novel. It was his first book and it got on the New York Times best sellers list.
When an author announces he is writing a trilogy of books just so it can contain his full story, one's first thought is it had better be a good tale to stretch over that length. Ken Follett pulled it off with his last set of novels, and Greg Iles got off to a good start with his novel Natchez Burning. Now he has come forth with the second novel, The Bone Tree , and it matches, or even outdoes, the first story in excitement and drama. In many instances the middle book of a trilogy is basically full of filler. The first book is the set up; the second is the filler; the third is the highly anticipated conclusion.