640 pages, 7.5 × 4.25 × 1.31 in
July 1, 2000
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0451180429
ISBN - 13: 9780451180421
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTSAaron Priest, for taking me to the next level.Phyllis Grann, for faith and vision.David Highfill, for a wonderful editorial experience.Clare Ferraro, Rich Hasselberger, and the gang at Dutton for first-rate work.Courtney Aldridge, the best buddy a writer could have.Senior Special Agent Ronald Baughan, BATF, Certified Explosives Specialist, retired.Field research, weapons: Keith Benoist, force recon marine and budding writer.Historical expertise: Ron Miller.Legal advice: Michael Henry, District Attorney Ronnie Harper, Kevin Colbert, Chancery Judge George Ward, Circuit Judge Lillie Blackmon Sanders.Medical advice: Dr. Jerry W. Iles, Dr. Michael Bourland.Cultural perspective: Mildred Lyles, Georgia Ware, Peter Rinaldi.Advance readers: Ed Stackler, Natasha Kern, Courtney Aldridge, Mary Lou England, Betty Iles, Michael Henry, Dianne Brown.To those I omitted through oversight, my apologies.All mistakes are mine. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth,that shall he also reap.—GALATIANS 6:7Table of Contents CHAPTER 1I am standing in line for Walt Disney’s It’s a Small World ride, holding my four-year-old daughter in my arms, trying to entertain her as the serpentine line of parents and children moves slowly toward the flat-bottomed boats emerging from the grotto to the music of an endless audio loop. Suddenly Annie jerks taut in my arms and points into the crowd.“Daddy! I saw Mama! Hurry!”I do not look. I don’t ask where. I don’t because Anni
From the Publisher
The first intelligent, gripping thriller in New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles's Penn Cage series.
Natchez, Mississippi. Jewel of the South. City of old money and older sins. And childhood home of Houston prosecutor Penn Cage.
In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, this is where Penn has returned for solitude. This is where he hopes to find peace. What he discovers instead is his own family trapped in a mystery buried for thirty years but never forgotten—the town’s darkest secret, now set to trap and destroy Penn as well.
About the Author
Greg Iles is the New York Times bestselling author of the Penn Cage series. His novels have been made into films, translated into more than twenty languages, and published in more than thirty-five countries worldwide.
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.
“The pace is frenetic, the fear and paranoia palpable, and the characters heartbreakingly honest. Iles strikes not one false note.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Would make James Lee Burke or even Pat Conroy proud. This is storytelling at its absolute best, a tale of near-epic status.”—Providence Sunday Journal
“The plot turns and twists with surprise after surprise…inventive and satisfying. [Iles’s] mastery of the Southern setting rings with the truth of his own experience.”—New Orleans Times-Picayune
“A definite page-turner…Extremely well-written…profound…wise and disconcerting.”—The Daily Mississippian
“The plot twists and turns magnificently…A grand thriller with a wonderful Southern seasoning.”—Orange County Register
“A don’t-touch-that-dial courtroom climax.”—Charlotte Observer
“When the final page of The Quiet Game is turned you feel a pang as when good friends move away.”—Orlando Sentinel
“A superb legal-conspiracy thriller that brings the deep South to life…an enthralling tale.”—Kirkus Reviews
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.