The Death Factory: A Penn Cage Novella by Greg IlesThe Death Factory: A Penn Cage Novella by Greg Iles

The Death Factory: A Penn Cage Novella

byGreg Iles

Mass Market Paperback | July 8, 2014

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Natchez Burning trilogy—Natchez Burning, The Bone Tree,  and the upcoming Mississippi Blood—comes this e-original novella featuring former prosecutor Penn Cage, a story of family secrets and justice denied, plus an excerpt from Natchez Burning.

Death is the end, and if a man doesn't speak before it silences him, then his deepest secrets go with him.

When a heart attack sends Penn's father, Tom Cage, to the ER, Tom begs that his son be brought to his side to hear a dying declaration. But when Penn arrives, Tom denies ever making the request—keeping his secrets for another day.

The emergency hurls Penn back to a chilling case in Houston, where he worked in a DA's office known as the "death factory," which sent more killers to death row than any other in America. While Penn cares for his ailing wife, a tormented forensic technician brings him evidence of a crime lab in chaos, throwing past convictions into doubt and begging Penn to prevent an imminent travesty of justice. With the desperation of a man fighting death in his own home, Penn must find a way to bring the machinery of the death factory to a halt.

Greg Iles spent most of his youth in Natchez, Mississippi. His first novel,Spandau Phoenix, was the first of thirteenNew York Timesbestsellers, and his new trilogy continues the story of Penn Cage, protagonist ofThe Quiet Game,Turning Angel, and #1New York TimesbestsellerThe Devil’s Punchbowl. Iles’s novels have been made into films an...
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Title:The Death Factory: A Penn Cage NovellaFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.28 inPublished:July 8, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006233669X

ISBN - 13:9780062336699

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Death Factory Did I miss something? A prequel or some chapters? Maybe this was a sample? It is well written, etc., but doesn't the Uncle have an agenda? Main character is rather shallow, even self-centered..other than that... This was one empty read.
Date published: 2015-06-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The Death Factory This download was a ripoff. All that I received was nothing more than an addendum to the book Natches Burning, a short and boring sequel to that story VERY DISAPPOINTED. In future I will probably skip other books from this author.
Date published: 2015-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What came before You may remember me raving about Greg Iles' new book Natchez Burning - the first in a planned trilogy. I only discovered after reading the book that Iles had penned an 'in-between' Penn Cage novella called The Death Factory that is set just before the beginning of Natchez Burning. Before returning to Natchez, Penn worked in a DA's office that became known as The Death Factory - that office sent more people to death row than any other. But when an evidence tech still working there becomes concerned that sloppy evidence handling has put an innocent man behind bars, it is Penn he turns to - not his current employer. For those that haven't yet read Natchez Burning, this is a great 'opening' chapter for that book, setting the scene in so many ways. We learn of Tom Cage's illness, and wonder what it is he wanted to tell Penn, see more of Penn's brother Jack and get the full story of Penn's wife's illness and death. And for those new to this series (!!) it's a great introduction to this fantastic character and series. And, there's a great case to boot! Iles's stories are simply a joy to read or listen to. The Death Factory will only whet your appetite for the main course - Natchez Burning. However, that being said, I listened to The Death Factory after reading Natchez Burning, and still hugely enjoyed it. More like dessert for me. As I said, I did choose to listen. The reader is David LeDoux. He has a great voice with a lovely gravely undertone that just resonates. His southern accent is not overdone or affected, but is understated and just right.
Date published: 2014-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What came before You may remember me raving about Greg Iles' new book Natchez Burning - the first in a planned trilogy. I only discovered after reading the book that Iles had penned an 'in-between' Penn Cage novella called The Death Factory that is set just before the beginning of Natchez Burning. Before returning to Natchez, Penn worked in a DA's office that became known as The Death Factory - that office sent more people to death row than any other. But when an evidence tech still working there becomes concerned that sloppy evidence handling has put an innocent man behind bars, it is Penn he turns to - not his current employer. For those that haven't yet read Natchez Burning, this is a great 'opening' chapter for that book, setting the scene in so many ways. We learn of Tom Cage's illness, and wonder what it is he wanted to tell Penn, see more of Penn's brother Jack and get the full story of Penn's wife's illness and death. And for those new to this series (!!) it's a great introduction to this fantastic character and series. And, there's a great case to boot! Iles's stories are simply a joy to read or listen to. The Death Factory will only whet your appetite for the main course - Natchez Burning. However, that being said, I listened to The Death Factory after reading Natchez Burning, and still hugely enjoyed it. More like dessert for me. As I said, I did choose to listen. The reader is David LeDoux. He has a great voice with a lovely gravely undertone that just resonates. His southern accent is not overdone or affected, but is understated and just right.
Date published: 2014-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What came before You may remember me raving about Greg Iles' new book Natchez Burning - the first in a planned trilogy. I only discovered after reading the book that Iles had penned an 'in-between' Penn Cage novella called The Death Factory that is set just before the beginning of Natchez Burning. Before returning to Natchez, Penn worked in a DA's office that became known as The Death Factory - that office sent more people to death row than any other. But when an evidence tech still working there becomes concerned that sloppy evidence handling has put an innocent man behind bars, it is Penn he turns to - not his current employer. For those that haven't yet read Natchez Burning, this is a great 'opening' chapter for that book, setting the scene in so many ways. We learn of Tom Cage's illness, and wonder what it is he wanted to tell Penn, see more of Penn's brother Jack and get the full story of Penn's wife's illness and death. And for those new to this series (!!) it's a great introduction to this fantastic character and series. And, there's a great case to boot! Iles's stories are simply a joy to read or listen to. The Death Factory will only whet your appetite for the main course - Natchez Burning. However, that being said, I listened to The Death Factory after reading Natchez Burning, and still hugely enjoyed it. More like dessert for me. As I said, I did choose to listen. The reader is David LeDoux. He has a great voice with a lovely gravely undertone that just resonates. His southern accent is not overdone or affected, but is understated and just right.
Date published: 2014-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Death Factory Through the years I have read all but one or two of the books Gregg Illes has written and have never been disappointed. Each is well researched and reads as a true story with great character development and dialog that is on the mark. This is no exception. While it was just a taste of the whole book to come, I cant wait to finish it when I buy it. I would recommend this and all Penn Cage books to those who were too young to remember when the KKK had the power , especially in the south. And not just the Klan but many of your white neighbors and friends felt the same. Greg Illes is awonderful author who every one should read at least one of his books; it wont be your last
Date published: 2014-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The death factory Really enjoy the book, anything by Greg Iles.
Date published: 2014-06-19