Bestseller Iles’s stellar third suspense novel to feature Penn Cage (after Turning Angel) finds the former prosecutor and bestselling novelist. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Penn Cage series comes an electrifying thriller that reveals a world of depravity, sex, violence, and the. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Bestseller Iles’s stellar third suspense novel to feature Penn Cage (after Turning Angel) finds the .

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Having said that, I’ll conclude my review by copying what I wrote in a message to a fellow animal loving friend, who warned me to stay away from this book because of the violence, especially the violence to animals: For Penn Cage his frustration with the existing American legal system is something he is about to give up on.

I have to admit, though: Penn has won the special e There were a few reasons why I did not enjoy this installment in the Penn Cage series as much as The Turning Angel. I tend to like it when an author uses a fiction story as a bully pulpit to make a point about social issues, but in this case, that particular scene fell flat on its face.

The Devil’s Punchbowl (Penn Cage, book 3) by Greg Iles

Now, he has many regrets. Greg still lives in Natchez, Mississippi, with his wife and two children. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It is his descriptions of the picturesque and slower-paced city and surrounding area that led me to choose this book.

This time, our hero, Penn Cage is the Mayor at the midpoint of his term and questioning the wisdom deivl staying in office, Natchez, or even the South. In this book, Cage is the mayor of Natchez, Mississippi. If that isn’t bad enough for you occasionally one third person character breaks into first person perspective.


The Devil’s Punchbowl | Book by Greg Iles | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

Then my wife died. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I mean, I can see some rednecks down in the bottoms doing it, or out in the parishes across the river, but not high rollers and celebrities.

Urged by old friends to try to restore this city of the Old South to drvil former glory, Penn has taken office with strong support from the townspeople for change.

The Devil’s Punchbowl

There is something about these books that make you want to keep reading. The monument at its head reads: But I believe that ignoring this book based on a few paragraphs in one chapter would be to do yourself a great disservice.

Cage also brings in Walt Garrity, a former soldier and Texas Ranger, that he had fought with during the Korean War to assist his son. It’s long, but I can’t think that it would work better if abridged.

Only now do I realize that he must have changed clothes after work. Compact Disc – 20 pages – For if the rumors are true—if a uniquely disturbing evil has entered into my town—it was I who opened the door for it.

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. The book also provides a window to international organized crime, particularly the Chinese variety and the strategies employed by the American justice system. Julia Stanton married the high school quarterback at nineteen and took five years of punishment before forfeiting that particular game.


Iles brilliantly creates opportunities for his characters to demonstrate principle and courage, both on a large and small scale, ules this much more than just an exciting read.

grev This engrossing book is not for the faint of heart. But it is as mayor of his hometown — Natchez, Mississippi — that Penn will face his most dan From New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles comes his most electrifying thriller yet.

A word of warning: Does Tim remember that? The book is a race through time while Penn protects his family and loved ones while trying to bring down an evil empire that he accidentally helped succeed.

Jul 16, James Thane rated it really liked it Shelves: I am not sure I will ever be looking forward to a new release from Greg Iles again. While the subject of dogfighting is prevalent throughout the book, this book is not full of dogfights, as some reviewers will have you believe. Suffice it to say, most of the negative I’ve written this review three different ways: Iles threw up a few too many twists and turns.

These other reviews are those reviewers’ subjective opinions, even if they are ppunchbowl bullshit.

Daniel Kelly, an old friend working for a private security organization, lends support, sneaking Cage’s year-old daughter out of town to safety.

After appearing in two of Iles’s most popular novels, Penn Cage makes his triumphant return as a brilliant, honorable, and courageous hero.

I also hate the feeling that I came puncgbowl the middle of a series.