Sunday, July 16, 2017

Natchez Burning by Greg Iles

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Wow!  This is not a book for the lighthearted.  It is really good, but really deep and in depth and is set in Mississippi and going back and forth between today and the civil rights era.  It's fiction but historical fiction/mystery/crime all tied into one.  And, it's a trilogy.  So, it's an investment.  It's not one I can read back to back though.  I need a break from the heaviness of it, but it was really good.  I wonder if they will make a movie from it?  Or if they already have.  I'm usually behind on those type of things! LOL!

Summary from goodreads.com:
#1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles returns with his most eagerly anticipated novel yet—Natchez Burning—the first installment in an epic trilogy that interweaves crimes, lies, and secrets past and present in a mesmerizing thriller featuring Southern lawyer and former prosecutor Penn Cage

Growing up in the rural Southern hamlet of Natchez, Mississippi, Penn Cage learned everything he knows about honor and duty from his father, Tom Cage. But now the beloved family doctor is accused of murdering Viola Turner, the beautiful nurse with whom he worked in the early 1960s. A fighter who has always stood for justice, Penn is determined to save his father.

The quest for answers sends Penn deep into the past—into the heart of a conspiracy of greed and murder involving the Double Eagles, a vicious KKK crew headed by one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the state. Now Penn must follow a bloody trail that stretches back forty years, to one undeniable fact: no one—black or white, young or old, brave or not—is ever truly safe.
 

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