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The Devil's Punchbowl (Penn Cage, Bk 3) (Audio CD) (Abridged)
The Devil's Punchbowl - Penn Cage, Bk 3 - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Greg Iles, Dick Hill (Narrator) As a prosecuting attorney in Houston, Penn Cage sent hardened killers to death row. But it is as mayor of his hometown -- Natchez, Mississippi -- that Penn will face his most dangerous threat. Urged by old friends to try to restore this fading jewel of the Old South, Penn has ridden into office on a tide of support for change. But in its quest f... more »or new jobs and fresh money, Natchez, like other Mississippi towns, has turned to casino gambling, and now five fantastical steamboats float on the river beside the old slave market at Natchez like props from Gone With the Wind.
But one boat isn't like the others.
Rumor has it that the Magnolia Queen has found a way to pull the big players from Las Vegas to its Mississippi backwater. And with them -- on sleek private jets that slip in and out of town like whispers in the night -- come pro football players, rap stars, and international gamblers, all sharing an unquenchable taste for one thing: blood sport -- and the dark vices that go with it. When a childhood friend of Penn's who brings him evidence of these crimes is brutally murdered, the full weight of Penn's failure to protect his city hits home. So begins his quest to find the men responsible. But it's a hunt he begins alone, for the local authorities have been corrupted by the money and power of his hidden enemy. With his family's lives at stake, Penn realizes his only allies in his one-man war are those bound to him by blood or honor:
Caitlin Masters, the lover Penn found in The Quiet Can Game and lost in Turning Angel
Danny McDavitt, the heroic helicopter pilot from Third Degree
Tom Cage, Penn's father and legendary local family physician
Walt Garrity, a retired Texas Ranger who served with Penn's father during the Korean War
Together they must defeat a sophisticated killer who has an almost preternatural ability to anticipate -- and counter -- their every move. Ultimately, victory will depend on a bold stroke that will leave one of Penn's allies dead -- and Natchez changed forever.
Read by Dick Hill. 5 sound discs (ca. 6 hr.)« less
This book was fantastic! I really enjoyed the complexity that Iles put into this book. While the book touched upon dog fighting, Iles gave you just enough information to let your imagination fly. Definitely worth the read.
WOW! Iles does it again. This man cannot write a bad book. The cemetary again sets the scene. Casinos, dog fights, evil men and a hero. A winning recipe for a darn good book. There will be another Penn Gage book. Can't wait. This book is like good sex. I didn,t want it to end.
Well, I simply love to read Greg Iles so I like nearly all his books and have only rejected one that I can think of and that only because it was very frightening. This book does not disappoint though it seemed to start slow for me. I found the details to add value as the story continued. I do not consider Greg Iles to be an easy read. I hope you enjoy this book.