24 Hours (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jun 1, 2001 - Fiction - 448 pages
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Greg Iles's novels have been praised for their unusual depth of characterization and complexity of plot, and The Quiet Game was no exception. Reviewers called it "beautifully crafted" (The Providence Sunday Journal), "heartbreakingly honest" (Cleveland Plain Dealer), and simply "a grand thriller with a wonderful Southern seasoning" (The Orange County Register). In 24 Hours, Iles takes readers on a daringly executed roller-coaster ride with enough twists and surprises to last a lifetime. 24 Hours begins with the perfect family. On the perfect night. About to become trapped in the perfect crime. Will Jennings is a successful young doctor in Jackson, Mississippi, with a thriving practice, a beautiful wife, and a five-year-old daughter he loves beyond measure. But Will and his family are being watched by a con man and psychopath who may be a genius. A man who has crafted the unbeatable crime. A man who has never been caught and whose victims have never talked to the police. A man whose life's work strikes at the heart of every family's unspoken fear: the unstoppable kidnapping. But this man has never met the likes of Will and Karen Jennings.




  

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Review: 24 Hours (Mississippi #2)

User Review  - Pattie - Goodreads

My rating for this book is actually 2 1/2 stars. It is the first Greg Iles book I have read and I would try another one, but if there are as many plot holes and repetitive dialogue in the next it will ... Read full review

Review: 24 Hours (Mississippi #2)

User Review  - Robin - Goodreads

Dr. Will Jennings is attending the annual physician's conference when he is approached by a woman with a gun. She tells him that his six-year-old daughter has been kidnapped and his wife is being held ... Read full review

Contents

ONE
1
TWO
10
THREE
37
FOUR
60
FIVE
86
SIX
109
SEVEN
129
EIGHT
143
TWELVE
217
THIRTEEN
239
FOURTEEN
264
FIFTEEN
282
SIXTEEN
298
SEVENTEEN
316
EIGHTEEN
338
NINETEEN
359

NINE
168
TEN
178
ELEVEN
198
TWENTY
386
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About the author (2001)

Greg Iles was born in Germany, where his father ran the US Embassy Medical Clinic during the height of the Cold War. He was raised in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983. Iles worked for several years as guitarist and vocalist for the band Frankly Scarlet, but after getting married in 1989, decided that a more stable lifestyle was in order.

His first novel, Spandau Phoenix, a thriller about Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess, was published in 1992 and became a New York Times bestseller.

Iles's second novel, Black Cross, a thriller set during the Holocaust in Germany, was awarded the Mississippi Author's Award for Fiction. Previous winners include Richard Ford, and Donna Tartt. Black Cross also received the Bertelsmann Award for New Fiction, after Iles was nominated for the prize by John Grisham.

In 1997, with his third novel, Iles shifted settings from Europe to his native South. Mortal Fear, a New York Times bestseller, traces a duel between a computer sysop running an exclusive sexual-fantasy chatroom and the serial killer who haunts it. Of Iles's next novel, Jeffery Deaver wrote: “What a compelling story! The Quiet Game takes us on an engrossing, page-turning ride into the heart of terror, past and present, in a Southern town.” Iles’ last book, 24 Hours, was hailed by critics as “a tour de force of suspense” (The Memphis Commercial Appeal), “diabolical” (People), and “brilliantly plotted bone-chilling suspense” (Publishers Weekly). Iles's writing is so immediate that we feel we know his characters personally, and that Penn Cage's search for justice becomes ours.”

Iles lives in Natchez, Mississippi, with his wife and two children, and is now at work on his sixth novel. For relaxation, he writes and records original music with a few close friends from his “former life.”

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