By Greg Iles
From New York Times bestselling writer Greg Iles comes his so much electrifying mystery but. The Devil's Punchbowl unearths an international of depravity, intercourse, violence, and the corruption of a Southern city.
As a prosecuting legal professional in Houston, Penn Cage despatched hardened killers to demise row. however it is as mayor of his native land -- Natchez, Mississippi -- that Penn will face his most threatening possibility. instructed via previous associates to aim to revive this fading jewel of the outdated South, Penn has ridden into workplace on a tide of aid for swap. yet in its quest for brand spanking new jobs and clean cash, Natchez, like different Mississippi cities, has grew to become to on line casino playing, and now 5 fantastical steamboats waft at the river beside the previous slave industry at Natchez like props from Gone With the Wind.
yet one boat isn't the same as the others.
Rumor has it that the Magnolia Queen has came upon how to pull the large avid gamers from Las Vegas to its Mississippi backwater. And with them -- on modern deepest jets that slip out and in of city like whispers within the evening -- come seasoned soccer avid gamers, rap stars, and foreign gamblers, all sharing an unquenchable style for something: blood recreation -- and the darkish vices that compliment it. whilst a formative years buddy of Penn's who brings him facts of those crimes is brutally murdered, the entire weight of Penn's failure to guard his urban hits domestic. So starts his quest to discover the boys in charge. yet it is a hunt he starts off on my own, for the neighborhood professionals were corrupted by way of the money and tool of his hidden enemy. together with his family's lives at stake, Penn realizes his in simple terms allies in his one-man conflict are these guaranteed to him by means of blood or honor: Caitlin Masters, the sweetheart Penn present in The Quiet Can Game and misplaced in Turning Angel
Danny McDavitt, the heroic helicopter pilot from Third Degree
Tom Cage, Penn's father and mythical neighborhood kinfolk physician
Walt Garrity, a retired Texas Ranger who served with Penn's father throughout the Korean War
jointly they need to defeat a cosmopolitan killer who has a nearly preternatural skill to count on -- and counter -- their each circulation. eventually, victory depends on a daring stroke that may go away one among Penn's allies useless -- and Natchez replaced ceaselessly.
After showing in of Iles's most well liked novels, Penn Cage makes his positive go back as a super, honorable, and brave hero. wealthy with Southern surroundings and marked by means of one jaw-dropping plot flip after one other, The Devil's Punchbowl confirms that Greg Iles is America's grasp of suspense.