Natchez Burning

by Greg Iles

HarperCollins | April 29, 2014 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Natchez Burning is rated 3.9524 out of 5 by 21.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles returns with his most eagerly anticipated novel yet and his first in five years—Natchez Burning—the first installment in an epic trilogy that interweaves crimes, lies, and secrets past and present in a mesmerizing thriller featuring Southern lawyer and former prosecutor Penn Cage.

Growing up in the rural Southern hamlet of Natchez, Mississippi, Penn Cage learned everything he knows about honor and duty from his father, Tom Cage. But now the beloved family doctor and pillar of the community is accused of murdering Violet Turner, the beautiful nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the early 1960s. A fighter who has always stood for justice, Penn is determined to save his father, even though Tom, stubbornly evoking doctor-patient privilege, refuses to speak up in his own defense.

The quest for answers sends Penn deep into the past—into the heart of a conspiracy of greed and murder involving the Double Eagles, a vicious KKK crew headed by one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the state. With the aid of a local friend and reporter privy to some of Natchez's oldest and deadliest secrets, Penn follows a bloody trail that stretches back forty years, to one undeniable fact: no one—black or white, young or old, brave or not—is ever truly safe.

With everything on the line, including his own life, Penn must decide how far he will go to protect those he loves . . . and see justice done, once and for all.

Rich in Southern atmosphere and electrifying plot turns, Natchez Burning marks the brilliant return of a genuine American master of suspense. Tense and disturbing, it is the most explosive, exciting, sexy, and ambitious story Greg Iles has written yet.

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Published: April 29, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062359746

ISBN - 13: 9780062359742

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Natchez Burning I could not put this book down. It was an amazing story! The tragedy that happened in the Southern US is heart breaking.
Date published: 2015-10-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sigh After reading almost 900 pages I found this book to be long winded....very disappointed.
Date published: 2015-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page turner! This book was an engaging read, I couldn't put it down, even on my honeymoon! Having lived in the South, i can say the author depicts societal norms of the region with alarming accuracy.
Date published: 2015-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! This book will have you flipping pages to see what happens next. Its dip into the racial tensions of the 60's make it even more fascinating. Great book!
Date published: 2015-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Natchez burning My new favorite author! So well written, great storyline and full of suspense. Highly recommended to my friends already!
Date published: 2015-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Read Strong plot. Excellent characters. I really enjoyed this novel. A few parts were a little far fetched, but I really cared about the characters and their plights.
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Natchez burni Good reading but a little slow at times . I will go on to read the Bone tree though just to see the story to the end . Interesting to learn of racial history and tension in the 60s . It makes you realize it is still carrying on today .
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Emotional Roller Coaster Thoroughly enjoyed the read. It is not often that a book comes along and entertains you and at the same time almost enrages you. Even though thiis is work of fiction, many of the events that are in the book mirrored what happened historically. It is hard to fatham how men can do things portrayed in this book and have gotten away with it. Greg Iles brings things to light that many should be ashamed of. The characters in this book become such a part of you that you live and feel their highs and lows. As mad as I got at times I could not put it down.
Date published: 2015-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Natchez burning Loved that the story was built around an important time in history. Looking foward to reading more books by this author. Great read.
Date published: 2015-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Natchez Burning After the first few chapters it was hard to put this book down. Great twists and turns! Can't wait to read the next one "The Bone Tree"
Date published: 2015-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Natchez Burning Thrilling and daring in its scope. Great historical interpretations. Has it all-murder,mystery,love,action and family loyalty.
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from interesting story The story was very interesting and at the end of the chapters it kept you wanting to read more. It was a very long narrative with too much detail especially with encounters between characters to the point where I was confused as to what was happening and it seemed so unreal and I found myself skimming over these parts. The ending left me with a feeling that not too much was resolved. Nothing seemed to tie in to the rest of the story after all! I think a work of fiction should at least not abruptly end especially with such a long narrative! It did very strongly make you aware of the injustices of the sixties and I was impressed with historical accuracy. I'm sure that real events like this happened without a good outcome most of the time but I felt for a fiction it could have left the reader with a sense of justice being done.
Date published: 2015-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had never heard of Greg until Natchez Burning... I had just gotten this tablet with the Kobo app so I decided to try it out with my first book in years, Natchez Burning. Let me tell you that right from the beginning, I knew I was gonna love this book and so I did. I just couldn't put it down. I read like a maniac. The more action and drama he gave me , the more I wanted until finally the glorious conclusion. Afterwards I started looking up more works by Greg Iles, only to find out that I had missed three books in a series and that there's one to come, which I've since purchased. You won't regret reading all five books in the series and they will leave you hankering for more, like a crack fiend. I'm not a writer or a critic, but I can tell you that this author has an abundance of talent and skill that will keep our eyes and mind glued to his words for many years to come!
Date published: 2015-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Natchez Burning Gripping story, and definitely loosely based on actual groups of people in 1960's Natchez. In the book the group Double Eagles is a splinter of the kkk. There actually existed a similar splinter group, in Louisiana, called the Silver Dollars. Knowing a little of the actual history made this book very worth the read!
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Natchez burning started off really enthraling, educational and generally captivating ....then turned into a bit of drivel.....book just dwindled off into a lot of action type of stupid sequences that made a sham of the whole book ! too bad , as I first thought this was a special "read "
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Natchez Burning Very complex rewarding read. Well written and entertaining start to finish. Truly one of those hard yo put down books.
Date published: 2015-02-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Natchez Burning I really enjoyed the flow of the story. Was constantly in suspense as to what would happen next. The only problem was that by the time chapter 44 came around I was getting very disappointed in Mr. Iles and his publishers for allowing this book to be released with so many typo errors, words missing and words in the wrong order. Wow from chapter 44 on recorded 11 errors not counting the ones I noticed in the chapters before!
Date published: 2015-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down Thrilling, exciting, with twists and turns in every chapter. I couldn't put it down, even when I was clearly dozing off!
Date published: 2015-02-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Natchez burning A really bad book. It takes the longest time to set the scene and the characters that you are bored before you are half way thru. You almost want the bad guys to kill them early in the story line, as they are to stupid to continue to exist. Then the author strings you along with chapter after chapter without ever convincing you that these people are real. It is a crime that this book was a bestseller.
Date published: 2015-02-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Beginning, Faltering Ending This begins with promise and I was expecting much more of a convoluted interesting plot. Sadly not. End is disappointing.
Date published: 2015-01-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Natchez Burning Although the book is well researched & has interesting local historical detail, as a "thriller", it lacks pace. This story could have been told in half the number of pages. This is one of those books I felt duty bound to finish to see if there really was going to be a climax.
Date published: 2015-01-26

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Kobo eBookNatchez Burning

Natchez Burning

by Greg Iles

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: April 29, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062359746

ISBN - 13: 9780062359742

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles returns with his most eagerly anticipated novel yet and his first in five years—Natchez Burning—the first installment in an epic trilogy that interweaves crimes, lies, and secrets past and present in a mesmerizing thriller featuring Southern lawyer and former prosecutor Penn Cage.

Growing up in the rural Southern hamlet of Natchez, Mississippi, Penn Cage learned everything he knows about honor and duty from his father, Tom Cage. But now the beloved family doctor and pillar of the community is accused of murdering Violet Turner, the beautiful nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the early 1960s. A fighter who has always stood for justice, Penn is determined to save his father, even though Tom, stubbornly evoking doctor-patient privilege, refuses to speak up in his own defense.

The quest for answers sends Penn deep into the past—into the heart of a conspiracy of greed and murder involving the Double Eagles, a vicious KKK crew headed by one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the state. With the aid of a local friend and reporter privy to some of Natchez's oldest and deadliest secrets, Penn follows a bloody trail that stretches back forty years, to one undeniable fact: no one—black or white, young or old, brave or not—is ever truly safe.

With everything on the line, including his own life, Penn must decide how far he will go to protect those he loves . . . and see justice done, once and for all.

Rich in Southern atmosphere and electrifying plot turns, Natchez Burning marks the brilliant return of a genuine American master of suspense. Tense and disturbing, it is the most explosive, exciting, sexy, and ambitious story Greg Iles has written yet.