Happy release week to #MississippiBlood the immersive and gripping conclusion of the #NatchezBurning trilogy by @gregiles #review #giveaway #exclusive

About Mississippi Blood

• Hardcover: 704 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (March 21, 2017)

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author

The endgame is at hand for Penn Cage, his family, and the enemies bent on destroying them in this revelatory volume in the epic trilogy set in modern-day Natchez, Mississippi—Greg Iles’s epic tale of love and honor, hatred and revenge that explores how the sins of the past continue to haunt the present.

Shattered by grief and dreaming of vengeance, Penn Cage sees his family and his world collapsing around him. The woman he loves is gone, his principles have been irrevocably compromised, and his father, once a paragon of the community that Penn leads as mayor, is about to be tried for the murder of a former lover. Most terrifying of all, Dr. Cage seems bent on self-destruction. Despite Penn’s experience as a prosecutor in major murder trials, his father has frozen him out of the trial preparations–preferring to risk dying in prison to revealing the truth of the crime to his son.

During forty years practicing medicine, Tom Cage made himself the most respected and beloved physician in Natchez, Mississippi. But this revered Southern figure has secrets known only to himself and a handful of others. Among them, Tom has a second son, the product of an 1960s affair with his devoted African American nurse, Viola Turner. It is Viola who has been murdered, and her bitter son–Penn’s half-brother–who sets in motion the murder case against his father. The resulting investigation exhumes dangerous ghosts from Mississippi’s violent past. In some way that Penn cannot fathom, Viola Turner was a nexus point between his father and the Double Eagles, a savage splinter cell of the KKK. More troubling still, the long-buried secrets shared by Dr. Cage and the former Klansmen may hold the key to the most devastating assassinations of the 1960s. The surviving Double Eagles will stop at nothing to keep their past crimes buried, and with the help of some of the most influential men in the state, they seek to ensure that Dr. Cage either takes the fall for them, or takes his secrets to an early grave.

Tom Cage’s murder trial sets a terrible clock in motion, and unless Penn can pierce the veil of the past and exonerate his father, his family will be destroyed. Unable to trust anyone around him–not even his own mother–Penn joins forces with Serenity Butler, a famous young black author who has come to Natchez to write about his father’s case. Together, Penn and Serenity–a former soldier–battle to crack the Double Eagles and discover the secret history of the Cage family and the South itself, a desperate move that risks the only thing they have left to gamble: their lives.

Mississippi Blood is the enthralling conclusion to a breathtaking trilogy seven years in the making–one that has kept readers on the edge of their seats. With piercing insight, narrative prowess, and a masterful ability to blend history and imagination, New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles illuminates the brutal history of the American South in a highly atmospheric and suspenseful novel that delivers the shocking resolution his fans have eagerly awaited.

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Mama Says:

This took on a very Gaimanesque quality, becoming a story about an author writing this story in this third installment.  While there are a number of Penn Cage novels, this is a trilogy which begins with Natchez Burning, so if you haven’t read the first book, skip down to the author info and look for a surprise.
As with the first two books, I completely forgot how long I had been reading every time I picked it up, and was sad when I had to put it down.  Alas, I had to sleep and eat and take care of my daughter.  Otherwise I totally would have stayed up for two days straight reading it non-stop.  It was, if possible, even more gripping and urgent for being the final novel in this particular part of Cage’s story.
We were also treated to more of Iles’ luminous prose and lush imagery, taking us deep into the South of the past and all its darkness then casting us into the light of modern day, showing us just how closely intertwined the two could be.
If you aren’t normally a fan of mysteries and suspenseful novels, I urge you to give these books a chance as they are more literary than most, and have such an intriguing and important story to tell.

4.5 stars and my sincere thanks to William Morrow and TLC Book tours for the review opportunity!

About Greg Iles

Greg Iles spent most of his youth in Natchez, Mississippi. His first novel, Spandau Phoenix, was the first of thirteen New York Times bestsellers, and his new trilogy continues the story of Penn Cage, protagonist of The Quiet Game, Turning Angel, and #1 New York Times bestseller The Devil’s Punchbowl. Iles’s novels have been made into films and published in more than thirty-five countries. He lives in Natchez with his wife and has two children.

Find out more about Greg at his website, follow him on Twitter, and connect with him on Facebook.

To enter to win a copy of book 1, Natchez Burning, you have a few options:
First, comment below and let me know your favorite mysteries.
Second, follow me and the author on Twitter.
Third, follow the blog, of course!

Finally, I’ll be hosting another chance on my Instagram feed!

Good luck! Open to US and CA only, ends Mar 31st.

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4 thoughts on “Happy release week to #MississippiBlood the immersive and gripping conclusion of the #NatchezBurning trilogy by @gregiles #review #giveaway #exclusive

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    • I’m glad I’m not the only one! I know large books can be intimidating, so it’s always nice when they don’t drag along at a snail’s pace.
      You’re most welcome- thanks for having me!

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