The Bone Tree

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Scribner, Dec 6, 2011 - Fiction - 504 pages
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The first in a two-part series, a new Penn Cage thriller set in the South—from theNew York Timesbestselling author “who puts the horror in a believable context” (The Washington Post) and “who just keeps getting better” (Booklist).

Featuring the return of popular hero Penn Cage (Devil’s Punchbowl,Turning Angel,The Quiet Game), this suspenseful tale set in the deep south is filled with long-held secrets and unresolved mysteries; and, perhaps most worrisome of all, a serious threat to the well-being of Tom Cage, Penn’s father, the respected doctor who is the moral center of the Penn Cage books.

     This is classic Greg Iles territory, where the South’s past and present lie eternally entangled; where the sins of the father pass from generation to generation; and where a murder from yesteryear finds new life—and victims—in the present. Penn Cage faces a son’s biggest nightmare—having his father stand accused of murder.

     In Natchez, where the past is never truly “past,” long-buried secrets turn lethal when exposed to the light of day. Confronted by the still living remaining members of the Double-Eagle Club—as well as their much more threatening sons—Penn Cage, Caitlin, and Tom Cage face more danger than ever before.

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The Bone Tree

User Review  - Barbara Hoffert - Book Verdict

Prosecutor-turned-writer Penn Cage, introduced in Iles's 1999 The Quiet Game, is shocked when his father, Dr. Tom Cage, stands accused of murdering his former nurse Viola. Even more shocking: the ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Greg Iles was born in 1960 in Germany where his father ran the US Embassy medical clinic during the height of the Cold War. After graduating from the University of Mississippi in 1983 he performed for several years with the rock band Frankly Scarlet and is currently member of the band The Rock Bottom Remainders. His first novel, Spandau Phoenix, a thriller about Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess, was published in 1993 and became a New York Times bestseller. Iles went on to write ten bestselling novels, including Third Degree, True Evil, Turning Angel, Blood Memory, The Footprints of God, and 24 Hours (released by Sony Pictures as Trapped, with full screenwriting credit for Iles). He lives in Natchez, Mississippi.

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