Bestseller Iles’s stellar third suspense novel to feature Penn Cage (after Turning Angel) finds the former prosecutor and bestselling novelist. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Penn Cage series comes an electrifying thriller that reveals a world of depravity, sex, violence, and the. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Bestseller Iles’s stellar third suspense novel to feature Penn Cage (after Turning Angel) finds the .

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I tend to like it when an author uses a fiction story as a bully pulpit to make a point about social issues, but in this case, that particular scene fell flat on its face. Still he cannot help but keep certain ways of thinking that served him well as a prosecuting attorney in big-city Houston Punchbowp. The cover of this one fooled me. In addition to his popular novels, he wrote the original script for the movie 24 Hours later renamed Punchboal.

He feels like his idealistic, one man crusade to fix the education system in Natchez is failing, and he lost the second love of his life, Caitlyn as a result of his decision to live in Natchez. Only now do I realize that he must have changed clothes after work. The basest human depravities are displayed front and center and Mr. The thrills, mystery, and exposure to evil things that happen are all there.

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The Best Books of If you take out all the parts involving the dogs, the overly abused woman in confinement, the repeated musings on the futility of being a mayor, half the page time on Caitlin and Penn’s relationship problems, and then cut another pages, it’d make an exciting novella.

Books of the Week. He produces a Bic lighter, which he flicks into flame and touches to the end of the cigarette, drawing air through the paper tube like someone sucking on a three-foot bong.


Greg’s novels have been translated into punchbosl languag Greg Iles was born in Germany in I’ve had a lifetime fill of cartoonish villains and over-righteous heroes. I have to say he uses some neat metaphors and writes a thriller which moves well and has some of the great twists and turns.

This book was published in and weighs devill at pages long.

An avid animal lover, I just found this subject far to revolting to ever be able to consider it entertainment in any way, shape or form. Not surprisingly, Cage refuses to roll over and surrender to the evil that threatens to envelope his city.

The casual brutality Quinn exhibits is supposed to turn the reader off from ilrs character, but it sometimes just elicits laughter at how excessive it is. Add to Cart Add to Cart. Then, there was a chapter where the author sought to educate us about the economic inequality of the south and how the economic lines follow racial lines and offers his own solutions. The denoument went on forever!

In the end both Tim and I failed to fulfill this, but in very different ways. The monument at its head reads: Cage also has worked with Danny Kelly, a former army special ops in Afghanistan who brings his Blackwater type organization with him puncjbowl assist the mayor of Natchez since he cannot trust his own law enforcement apparatus.

The next three days will be the dveil of my year as mayor, beginning with a news conference and a helicopter flight in the morning. Daniel Kelly, an old friend working for a private security organization, lends support, sneaking Cage’s year-old daughter out of town to safety. That chapter was missing the hissing sound of the air brakes on a bus or a big truck, because it suddenly slowed the story down to a standstill much like a bus stopping at a railroad crossing. Its pages fly by with ease, and I found myself sad to see it draw to a close.

I found this book to be disturbing, disgusting and stomach churning. The first Penn Cage book dealt with racism, and the second was about the age of consent. Society, government and our legal system are all on trial her. Even though this is fiction, it stretched the boun 3rd in the series of the former ADA, lawyer, novelist in his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi.


Sadly, Greg Isles was in a horrific car crash. However, I wouldn’t change a thing because the writing contains details that set the characters, locations, and moods so perfectly. Ultimately, victory will depend on a bold stroke that will leave one of Penn’s allies dead—and Natchez changed forever. I also hate the feeling that Punchhbowl came in the middle of a series.

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The author wasn’t afraid to use raw language to depict just how monstrous and criminal the “bad” guys were. Whats wrong with The Devil’s Punchbowl? There is something about these books that make you want to lles reading. Now, he has many regrets.

You got to be careful dealing with this class of people. Once the story got moving forward again, it picked up and was much more satisfying. Ilez I want to read the next and maybe the next and the next still to be published in the series. I want just a book about him.

His punchbowwl are vivid. Even though this is fiction, it stretched the boundaries of belief with the action and decisions of our characters. But it was hard to credit. This geeg most annyoing because it makes the third party chapter seem like either dream sequences or with forced importance.

Urged by old friends to try to restore this city of the Old South to its former glory, Penn has taken office with strong support from the townspeople for change. I wanted to focus on the dishonest nature of these reviews, but that would be break my own code of conduct.