Lorsque Marshall McEwan quitte le Mississippi à l'âge de dix-huit ans, il jure de ne plus jamais revenir. Le traumatisme qui l'a poussé à partir fait de lui un journaliste couronné de succès à Washington. Mais quand Marshall apprend que son père est en phase terminale, il se voit contraint de revenir affronter les fantômes de son passé. Et bien malgré lui s'impliquer dans les affaires troubles de la ville suite à deux terribles morts qui secouent la population. Après sa trilogie du Mississippi, Greg Iles revient avec un roman noir vertigineux.
La vie de Penn Cage, le maire de Natchez, est en ruine. La femme qu'il aimait est morte, assassinée par des membres des Aigles Bicéphales, le groupuscule de suprémacistes blancs qui sévit dans la région depuis les années 1960. Son père, le docteur Tom Cage, est poursuivi en justice pour avoir prétendument tué Viola Turner, une femme noire avec qui il a eu une liaison à l'époque où elle était son assistante ; son procès, placé sous haute protection, est d'ailleurs sur le point de s'ouvrir.
Snake Knox, le chef des Aigles Bicéphales, est prêt à tout pour intimider les Cage. Et Penn sait qu'il n'y aura pas de paix dans sa ville tant que Snake n'aura pas été mis hors d'état de nuire.
Dans cet ultime volet de sa magistrale trilogie romanesque, ouverte avec «Brasier noir» et prolongée par «L'Arbre aux Morts», c'est rien de moins que le sombre passé de l'histoire américaine que Greg Iles cite à comparaître.
L'ancien procureur Penn Cage, aujourd'hui maire de Natchez, a tout appris de son père le Dr Tom Cage. Mais aujourd'hui, le médecin de famille respecté de tous est accusé du meurtre remontant aux années 1960 d'une infirmière afro-américaine. Penn est déterminé à le sauver, mais il refuse de se défendre. Le fils va devoir se confronter seul au passé du père pour découvrir la vérité. Imprégné de l'atmosphère poisseuse du sud, «Brasier noir »marque le brillant retour d'un maître américain du suspense. Le premier volume d'une trilogie événement.
L'ancien procureur Penn Cage et sa fiancée, la journaliste Caitlin Masters ont failli périr sous la main du riche homme d'affaires Brody Royal et de ses Aigles bicéphales, une branche radicale du Ku Klux Klan liée à certains des hommes les plus puissants du Mississippi. Mais la véritable tête des Aigles est un homme bien plus redoutable encore : le chef du Bureau des Enquêtes Criminelles de la police d'État de Louisiane, Forrest Knox. Pour sauver son père, le Dr Tom Cage, Penn devra pactiser avec ce diable de Knox ou le détruire, tandis que Caitlin lève le voile sur des meurtres non résolus datant de l'époque des droits civiques qui pourraient ne pas être sans lien avec les événements d'un certain 22 novembre 1963 à Dallas.
Médecin depuis plusieurs années dans la paisible bourgade de Natchez, dans le Mississippi, Chris Shepard vient de se marier et mène une existence des plus heureuses. Jusqu'à ce qu'Alexandra Morse, agent du FBI, lui annonce que ses jours sont comptés. En effet, d'après son enquête, la femme de Chris serait en contact avec un avocat spécialisé dans les divorces qu'Alexandra soupçonne d'aider ses clients à se débarrasser de leur conjoint. Si Chris refuse d'abord d'accorder du crédit à cette thèse farfelue, le doute s'immisce peu à peu en lui. Il accepte de collaborer avec Alexandra en servant d'appât. Et si votre âme soeur était votre pire ennemi ? Dans ce thriller psychologique démoniaque qui porte un coup fatal à l'institution sacrée du mariage, Greg Iles montre une fois de plus que derrière leurs façades proprettes et respectables, les petites villes américaines cachent plus d'un secret.
Greg Iles spent most of his youth in Natchez, Mississippi. His first novel, Spandau Phoenix, was the first of thirteen New York Times bestsellers and his new trilogy continues the story of Penn Cage, protagonist of The Quiet Game, Turning Angel, and #1 New York Times bestseller The Devil''s Punchbowl. Iles'' novels have been made into films and published in more than thirty-five countries.
INTRODUCING PENN CAGE... From the author of Cemetery Road comes the first intelligent, gripping thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling 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 towns darkest secret, now set to trap and destroy Penn as well.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles comes the second novel in his Natchez Burning trilogy--which also includes Natchez Burning and the upcoming Mississippi Blood --an epic trilogy of blood and race, family and justice, featuring Southern lawyer Penn Cage. Former prosecutor Penn Cage and his fiancee, reporter and publisher Caitlin Masters, have barely escaped with their lives after being attacked by wealthy businessman Brody Royal and his Double Eagles, a KKK sect with ties to some of Mississippi''s most powerful men. But the real danger has only begun as FBI Special Agent John Kaiser warns Penn that Brody wasn''t the true leader of the Double Eagles. The puppeteer who actually controls the terrorist group is a man far more fearsome: the chief of the state police''s Criminal Investigations Bureau, Forrest Knox. The only way Penn can save his father, Dr. Tom Cage--who is fleeing a murder charge as well as corrupt cops bent on killing him--is either to make a devil''s bargain with Knox or destroy him. While Penn desperately pursues both options, Caitlin uncovers the real story behind a series of unsolved civil rights murders that may hold the key to the Double Eagles'' downfall. The trail leads her deep into the past, into the black backwaters of the Mississippi River, to a secret killing ground used by slave owners and the Klan for over two hundred years . . . a place of terrifying evil known only as "the bone tree." The Bone Tree is an explosive, action-packed thriller full of twisting intrigue and deadly secrets, a tale that explores the conflicts and casualties that result when the darkest truths of American history come to light. It puts us inside the skin of a noble man who has always fought for justice--now finally pushed beyond his limits. Just how far will Penn Cage, the hero we thought we knew, go to protect those he loves?
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles comes the first novel in his Natchez Burning trilogy--which also includes The Bone Tree and the upcoming Mississippi Blood --an epic trilogy that interweaves crimes, lies, and secrets past and present in a mesmerizing thriller featuring Southern lawyer and former prosecutor Penn Cage. Raised in the southern splendor of Natchez, Mississippi, Penn Cage learned all he knows of duty from his father, Dr. Tom Cage. But now the beloved family doctor has been accused of murdering the African American nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the 1960s. Once a crusading prosecutor, Penn is determined to save his father, but Tom, stubbornly invoking doctor-patient privilege, refuses even to speak in his own defense. Penn''s quest for the truth sends him deep into his father''s past, where a sexually charged secret lies. More chilling, this long-buried sin is only one thread in a conspiracy of greed and murder involving the vicious Double Eagles, an offshoot of the KKK controlled by some of the most powerful men in the state. Aided by a dedicated reporter privy to Natchez''s oldest secrets and by his fiancee, Caitlin Masters, Penn uncovers a trail of corruption and brutality that places his family squarely in the Double Eagles'' crosshairs. With every step costing blood and faith, Penn is forced to confront the most wrenching dilemma of his life: Does a man of honor choose his father or the truth?
#1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles takes readers on a daringly executed roller-coaster ride as a family under attack takes justice into their own hands. It begins on a perfect night, with a perfect family about to be trapped in a 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 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 time he's picked the wrong family to terrorize. Because Will and Karen Jennings aren't going to watch helplessly as he victimizes them. They aren't going to let him get away with it. They're going to fight back...
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles comes the first novel in his Natchez Burning trilogy--which also includes The Bone Tree and the upcoming Mississippi Blood --an epic trilogy that interweaves crimes, lies, and secrets past and present in a mesmerizing thriller featuring Southern lawyer and former prosecutor Penn Cage. Raised in the southern splendor of Natchez, Mississippi, Penn Cage learned all he knows of duty from his father, Dr. Tom Cage. But now the beloved family doctor has been accused of murdering the African American nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the 1960s. Once a crusading prosecutor, Penn is determined to save his father, but Tom, stubbornly invoking doctor-patient privilege, refuses even to speak in his own defense. Penn's quest for the truth sends him deep into his father's past, where a sexually charged secret lies. More chilling, this long-buried sin is only one thread in a conspiracy of greed and murder involving the vicious Double Eagles, an offshoot of the KKK controlled by some of the most powerful men in the state. Aided by a dedicated reporter privy to Natchez's oldest secrets and by his fiancee, Caitlin Masters, Penn uncovers a trail of corruption and brutality that places his family squarely in the Double Eagles' crosshairs. With every step costing blood and faith, Penn is forced to confront the most wrenching dilemma of his life: Does a man of honor choose his father or the truth?
The hugely anticipated new Penn Cage novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Natchez Burning trilogy and Cemetery Road , about a man--and a town--rocked by anarchy and tragedy, but unbowed in the fight to save those they love. Fifteen years after the events of the Natchez Burning trilogy, Penn Cage is alone. Nearly all his loved ones are dead, and his old allies gone. Pursued by enemies and demoralized by a divided community, he''s found sanctuary on a former cotton plantation above the Mississippi River. But Penn''s self-imposed exile comes to an abrupt end when a brawl at a Bienville rap concert triggers a shooting--one that nearly takes the life of his daughter Annie. Before the stunned city can process the tragedy, an arsonist starts torching antebellum plantation homes in Natchez and Bienville. When an unknown Black radical group claims the deadly fires as acts of historic justice, citywide panic ensues, driving a prosperous Southern town to the brink of race war. Drafted by Bienville''s mayor to end the crisis and restore peace, Penn investigates the fires as casualties mount and armed marchers move toward a decisive clash. But Penn suspects that the arson attacks may not be what they seem--not retribution by radicals, but false-flag strikes designed to trigger the very chaos he sees roiling the streets. For that mayhem provides state and county leaders the excuse to dissolve the Black-run Bienville city government and seize control. It''s up to Penn and a band of locals to uncover the truth and expose those trying to destabilize the city. In Southern Man , Greg Iles returns to the riveting style and historic depth that made the Natchez Burning trilogy a searing masterpiece and hurls the narrative fifteen years forward into our current moment--where America teeters on the fence between anarchy and salvation.
A thriller that is ''on fire with suspense'' (Stephen King) from the New York Times No. 1 bestseller Greg Iles. A secret mission into the dark heart of the Third Reich - to commit an unimaginable act of destruction, in the name of peace. In January 1944, four people hold the fate of the world in their hands. They are not statesmen or generals, but an American doctor, a German nurse, a Zionist killer and a young Jewish widow. These four people are brought together in a place almost beyond imagination: a small SS-run concentration camp harbouring a weapon so lethal that it could wipe out an entire D-Day invasion force. What they are forced to do in the name of victory - and survival - shows with terrible clarity that in a world where all is at stake, war can have no rules...
A woman comes face-to-face with a serial killer who glorifies the art of death in this ingenious* thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Penn Cage series.
They are called The Sleeping Women. A series of unsettling paintings in which the nude female subjects appear to be not asleep, but dead. Photojournalist Jordan Glass has another reason to find the paintings disturbingThe face on one of the nudes is her own--or perhaps the face of her twin sister, who disappeared and is still missing. At the urging of the FBI, Jordan becomes both hunter and hunted in a search for the anonymous artist--an obsessed killer who seems to know more about Jordan and her family than she is prepared to face...
À Natchez, petite ville paisible du sud des États-Unis, tout n'est pas si tranquille qu'il n'y paraît. La découverte du cadavre d'une jolie lycéenne, Kate Townsend, fait ressurgir les lourds secrets des habitants. Lorsque le médecin local, Drew Eliott, avoue avoir eu une liaison avec la jeune fille, les soupçons se portent sur cet homme jusqu'alors admiré de tous. Mais pour Penn, l'ami d'Elliott, cette accusation facile semble arranger beaucoup de monde. Commence alors une course contre la montre pour révéler les véritables coupables.
Cat Ferry is a tough woman, but she's way out on the edge. Her specialist knowledge of dentistry is used by the New Orleans Police Department. Now she is helping Sean to investigate a particularly savage series of murders, but something in the case is calling to Cat, something that seems to connect with her own, troubled life.
Resisting those who would use a revolutionary new technology for unethical purposes, doctor David Tennant and psychiatrist Rachel Weiss run for their lives from ruthless NSA agents and turn to David's unusual dreams for guidance.