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The Quiet Game

by Greg Iles

Signet | July 10, 2000 | Mass Market Paperbound

The Quiet Game is rated 4.3846 out of 5 by 13.
When former prosecutor Penn Cage returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, he doesn''t find the peace he desperately craves. He finds that his own father is being blackmailed by a corrupt ex-cop. And when Penn investigates, he uncovers a murderous secretand the small town''s violent past

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 640 pages, 7.58 × 4.58 × 1.36 in

Published: July 10, 2000

Publisher: Signet

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451180429

ISBN - 13: 9780451180421

Found in: Suspense, Suspense

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from My new favourite So I am not really sure just who turned me on to the Penn Cage series by Greg Iles. If I did, I would give them a huge hug, because this series has turned out to be pretty amazing. The Quiet Game is the first book in the Penn Cage series and of course, I read it after I read the second book, The Turning Angel. Reading it second is probably why I didn't give it five stars as I was comparing it to the second book. If you haven't started this series yet, please read this one first. Don't read the books out-of-order as it really spoils them. The book is really, really raw. Penn Cage returns to his home town after the death of his wife to find out that his father is being blackmailed over a decades old mistake. It all revolves around the 1968 unsolved car bombing and murder of a member of Natchez's black community. As you can imagine, there was a fair bit of racial tension at the time of the murder, and now that Penn is digging into the case, the tension ratchets up once again. It seems that most people in the town know something, but aren't willing to talk for whatever reason. The case does get solved in the end, but it doesn't have the same resolution as one would suspect of a civil rights era murder case. Added to that, Penn doesn't investigate the case as a lawyer, even though he is a former prosecutor. He investigates it for both moral and personal reasons and it is refreshing to see a character struggle with his decision and trying to balance his need to help his father and his wish to protect his daughter at all costs. *Warning* Like most books that deal with civil rights era issues, the language in the book is strong and has definitely reflects the atmosphere of the situation.
Date published: 2011-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Explosive Truely a five star. Greg Iles can really put it together. Once I started this one I had trouble to put it down. My style to the last page. However, it did end a little to fast. I don't think Portman got what he deserved since he was using g-men to assasinate the various witnesses. I think I would have handled LIvy a bit diferently. I would have given Penn more backbone when it comes to her. An excellent read. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2011-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome What a great novel. The was never a dull moment in this book. It was very fast paced and I had a very hard time putting this book down. In true Greg Iles fashion it was full of sexual frustration and moral obligation. Truly a must read for suspense lovers.
Date published: 2008-02-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dissapointed!!! Even though this book was a quick read, I expected more from it. There were a few too many twists and turns near the end that weren't necessary. Overall I would recommend it to people who want to get a feel for the racial tensions of the past and a lot of unpreditable sub-plots.
Date published: 2001-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from "If you like Grisham, you'll love Iles!" If you like Grisham, you'll love Iles! The Quiet Game is a legal thriller which at the same time tugs at your heart strings.Iles also informs his readers about the discord that occurred in 1960's America between blacks and whites. Overall, a very good read. Pick it up!
Date published: 2001-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Quiet Game Out Grisham's Grisham with a touch of James Lee Burke for added flavor! What a great two day read! This out did his other three books and I can't wait to read his latest '24 Hours'.
Date published: 2000-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard to put down Why haven't I heard of Greg Isles before now? I have some serious reading to catch up on with his previous books. Not being a regular reader, I had no idea how I would make it through the 550+ pages of this book. That question was soon answered as I jumped into reading this head first. If they would bring this story to the Silver Screen, John Grisham would have some HUGE competition.
Date published: 2000-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As Good As Grisham This novel is one of the best novels I have ever read. Rivals John Grisham's best. It is the only book this year that I have not been able to put down. A suspensful political and legal thriller with all the ingedients to make an international bestseller.
Date published: 2000-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning! This book is an amazing and thrilling page-turner. It's a seism of intrigue. Greg Iles has written a marvelous story that embodies law, order, politics and Southern charm. Just when you think it's over, the truth comes out and leaves you stunned! Great book! Great reading!
Date published: 2000-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Iles Hits a Home Run "The Quiet Game" is an intense thriller chock full of unforgettable characters. Iles speaks to the reader in a voice that is clear and distinguished. Penn Cage is an admirable character who soon becomes entangled in a web of deception and intrigue that reaches the highest levels of government. Clear your calendar for several days as you will not be able to put this one down! It is an exciting, excellent summer read.
Date published: 2000-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Quiet Game A very captivating story. It grabs you straight away and helps you to gradually understand the personalities of the characters as they are depicted in the life of the south, in the era of the civil rights movement. A mystery murder takes priority in the written part of the book, however, it is not without romance and suggestion. A strong demonstration of the "power of family" tugs at you throughout, and you begin to wonder if the author may have meant to challenge your own sense of beliefs - morally. An interesting story, a good read.
Date published: 2000-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Quiet Game A very captivating story. It grabs you straight away and helps you to gradually understand the personalities of the characters as they are depicted in the life of the south, in the era of the civil rights movement. A mystery murder takes priority in the written part of the book, however, it is not without romance and suggestion. A strong demonstration of the "power of family" tugs at you throughout, and you begin to wonder if the author may have meant to challenge your own sense of beliefs - morally. An interesting story, a good read.
Date published: 2000-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Quiet Game This book is an incredibly compelling read. I could not put it down and was late for work because I had to read it in the mornings!!
Date published: 2000-08-11

– More About This Product –

The Quiet Game

by Greg Iles

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 640 pages, 7.58 × 4.58 × 1.36 in

Published: July 10, 2000

Publisher: Signet

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451180429

ISBN - 13: 9780451180421

From the Publisher

When former prosecutor Penn Cage returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, he doesn''t find the peace he desperately craves. He finds that his own father is being blackmailed by a corrupt ex-cop. And when Penn investigates, he uncovers a murderous secret—and the small town''s violent past

About the Author

Greg Iles was born in Stuttgart, Germany, where his father was in charge of the medical clinic at the U.S. Embassy, in 1961. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983. Iles's first three novels, Spandau Phoenix, Black Cross, and Mortal Fear, have made the New York Times bestseller list. His second, Black Cross, was awarded the Mississippi Author's Award for Fiction in 1995.

From Our Editors

 

Recently widowed, Penn Cage decides to set off for home with his daughter, leaving the thralls of Houston for what he perceived to be the warmth and welcome of his old town of Natchez, Mississippi, the jewel of the antebellum South. Much to his dismay, he is greeted by a blackmail that haunts his father's very rigid existence. The town begins to close in on Penn, who is consumed with trying to dispel once and for all the lies and rumours that put his father on trial for murder so long ago. The darkness of the past leaves his family alone in a fight against the ghost of J. Edgar Hoover's FBI policies and turns The Quiet Game into the kind of tense drama we have come to expect from Greg Iles. 

Employee Review

In my opinion, this is a great book. A man comes home in hopes of giving his daughter an environment in which to heal from the recent death of her mother. But instead he finds himself in a whirlwind of danger -- a danger brought back from thirty years ago. From the very first page, this novel has so many twists and turns that there is no way of guessing what will happen next. There is something here for everyone: conspiracy, romance, suspense and action.
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