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The Devils Punchbowl (Penn Cage)
The Devils Punchbowl (Penn Cage) Greg Iles 141652455X 9781416524557 From New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles comes his most electrifying thriller yet. The Devils Punchbowl reveals a world of depravity, sex, violence, and the corruption of a S
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The Devils Punchbowl (Penn Cage) by Greg Iles

From New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles comes his most electrifying thriller yet. The Devils Punchbowl reveals a world of depravity, sex, violence, and the corruption of a Southern town. As a prosecuting attorney in Houston, Penn Cage sent hardened killers to death row. But it is as mayor of his hometown -- Natchez, Mississippi -- that Penn will face his most dangerous threat. Urged by old friends to try to restore this fading jewel of the Old South, Penn has ridden into office on a tide of support for change. But in its quest for new jobs and fresh money, Natchez, like other Mississippi towns, has turned to casino gambling, and now five fantastical steamboats float on the river beside the old slave market at Natchez like props from Gone With the Wind. But one boat isnt like the others. Rumor has it that the Magnolia Queen has found a way to pull the big players from Las Vegas to its Mississippi backwater. And with them -- on sleek private jets that slip in and out of town like whispers in the night -- come pro football players, rap stars, and international gamblers, all sharing an unquenchable taste for one thing: blood sport -- and the dark vices that go with it. When a childhood friend of Penns who brings him evidence of these crimes is brutally murdered, the full weight of Penns failure to protect his city hits home. So begins his quest to find the men responsible. But its a hunt he begins alone, for the local authorities have been corrupted by the money and power of his hidden enemy. With his familys lives at stake, Penn realizes his only allies in his one-man war are those bound to him by blood or honor: Caitlin Masters, the lover Penn found in The Quiet Can Game and lost inTurning Angel, Danny McDavitt, the heroic helicopter pilot fromThird Degree, Tom Cage, Penns father and legendary local family physician, and Walt Garrity, a retired Texas Ranger who served with Penns father during the Korean War. Together they must defeat a sophisticated killer who has an almost preternatural ability to anticipate -- and counter -- their every move. Ultimately, victory will depend on a bold stroke that will leave one of Penns allies dead -- and Natchez changed forever. After appearing in two of Iless most popular novels, Penn Cage makes his triumphant return as a brilliant, honorable, and courageous hero. Rich with Southern atmosphere and marked by one jaw-dropping plot turn after another, The Devils Punchbowl confirms that Greg Iles is Americas master of suspense.

Author: Greg Iles

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 707

Publisher: Pocket Star Books

Publication Date: 2011-01-01

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