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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Together they treg defeat a sophisticated killer who has an almost preternatural ability to anticipate — and counter — their every move. The basest human depravities are displayed fro This is a difficult book to read, not because of the authors writing, but rather because of the themes and subtexts that are the core of the story. View all 16 comments.

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As I bend to slide down the hill, an urgent whisper breaks the silence of the night: This helped the downgrade as well. Jonathan Sands, the man who runs the boat is evil, as is his right hand man Quinn and there is no doubt about that.

Greg’s novels have been translated into various languag Greg Iles was born in Germany in A childhood friend comes to him in secret and reveals scandalous behavior lles to the gambling industy shocker! Took me a while as I was busy.

Included in this menagerie of criminals is Edward Po a Chinese corporate type who seems to be in charge, but is also a target of the Department of Homeland Security as represented by Special Agent William Hull.

The Devil’s Punchbowl

My feet make no sound in the dewy, manicured grass. They seemed superhuman to me, especially Kelly. Former Houston prosecutor Penn Cage is now the disillusioned mayor of his home town, Natchez, Mississippi. This typically happens in a dog-fighting scene.

They are not my reviews. Finally there are detailed passages of dog abuse. Scary enough to bring me out here at this hour.


Discover what to read next. The result is a roller coaster ride, with lots of unexpected twists and turns.

The Devil’s Punchbowl (Penn Cage, book 3) by Greg Iles

I mean, I can see some rednecks down in the bottoms doing it, or out in the parishes across the river, but not high rollers and celebrities. There are those among us regardless of nationality, race or social standing that are capable of descending to the darkest depths that only man is capable of committing. It contains a considerable amount of very graphic violence directed both against human beings and animals. He does tell an exciting story, to be sure.

The Best Books of 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: He wasn’t afraid to write about things that are completely horrific without sugar coating them. The first person narrator is not going to know what third party characters are doing devll stage.

Iles we are reminded that our system is far from perfect and just and at times lacking in sufficient punishment punchhbowl fir the crime. Penn hoped to put Natchez on the track to a better future by reinvigorating the public education system and encouraging white parents who Former Houston prosecutor Penn Cage is now the disillusioned mayor of his home town, Natchez, Mississippi.

But it’s a hunt he begins alone, for the local authorities have been corrupted by the money and power of his hidden enemy. iels

Books of the Week. The shock of losing her almost broke me, and it shattered my four-year-old daughter. I find it sad beyond belief that someone would feel the need to lie in an attempt to keep people away from this terrific, challenging novel, mainly because more people should read it. As with his other novels, this one is a real page-turner, and as much as I have some misgivings about his books, he is still compulsively readable for me.

Using common stereotypes of the US South to great effect, parts of this book are so disturbing it grfg hard to read With his family’s lives at stake, Penn realizes his only allies in his one-man war are those bound to him by blood or honor: 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.


That was seven years ago. All is not forgiven or forgotten and a bag of dog food donated for any action taken by Vick on the football field is a slap in the face or should I say a bat to the head to all of the millions of dogs that face the cruelty that people like Vick believe is acceptable and “normal” behavior.

Now I want to read the next and maybe the next and the deil still to be published in the series.

I could not put this book down. 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.

The types of cruelties here cross all social and ethnic lines. As I sit, a pair deivl headlights moves punchbodl Cemetery Road like a ship beating against the wind, tacking back and forth across the lane that winds along the edge of the bluff. Iles brilliantly creates opportunities for ies characters to demonstrate principle and courage, both on a large and small scale, making this much more than just an exciting read.

Oct 12, Book Concierge rated it liked it Shelves: He was a Bruce-Willis-type character. Infants who died of yellow fever lie beside Spanish dons and forgotten generals, all moldering beneath crying angels and marble saints, while the gnarled oak branches spread ever wider above them, draped with cinematic beards of Spanish moss.