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Author: Greg Iles Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: HarperAudio Audio Length: Release Date: April 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781460791608

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles returns with an electrifying tale of friendship, betrayal, and shattering secrets that threaten to destroy a small Mississippi town

'An ambitious stand-alone thriller that is both an absorbing crime story and an in-depth exploration of grief, betrayal and corruption in a small Southern community ... Greg Iles is back and at the top of his game.' Washington Post

Successful journalist Marshall McEwan is forced to return home. His father is dying, his mother is struggling to keep the family newspaper from failing, and the town is in the midst of an economic rebirth that might be built upon crimes that reach into the state capitol - and perhaps even to Washington. More disturbing still, Marshall's high school sweetheart, Jet, has married into the family of Max Matheson, patriarch of one of the families that rule Bienville through a shadow organization called the Bienville Poker Club.

When archeologist Buck McKibben is murdered at a construction site, Bienville is thrown into chaos. The ensuing homicide investigation is soon derailed by a second crime that rocks the community to its core. Power broker Max Matheson's wife has been shot dead in her own bed, and the only other person in it at the time was her husband, Max. Stranger still, Max demands that his daughter-in-law, Jet, defend him in court.

Without telling a soul, Marshall joins forces with Jet and begins digging into both murders. With Jet walking the dangerous road of an inside informer, they soon uncover a web of criminal schemes that undergird the town's recent success. But these crimes pale in comparison to the secret at the heart of the Matheson family ...

'Iles... has made Mississippi his own in the same way that James Lee Burke has claimed Cajun country and Michael Connelly has remapped contemporary Los Angeles... They will be talking about this one for a quite awhile.' Booklist (starred review)

'[A] compulsively readable thriller... Iles once again delivers a sweeping tale of family dysfunction, sexually charged secrets, and the power of wealth, with an overlay of violence and Southern sensibility.' Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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  • “Both an absorbing crime story and an in-depth exploration of grief, betrayal, and corruption.”

    - Washington Post
  • “What elevates this sexy potboiler is Iles’ psychological acuity, his huge variety of literary and pop culture references, and a narrative pull as strong as a Mississippi River current.”

    - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • “Iles’s pace and tone are uniquely his own, and he opens to readers a world of insight wrapped in excellent crime fiction.”

    - Crime Spree Magazine
  • “[A] marvelous audiobook…Scott Brick’s masterful narration highlights every nuance of Greg Iles’s captivating novel…Brick’s ability to imbue the story’s characters with credible Southern accents is particularly effective. But it’s his perfect timing, coupled with the cadence of his delivery, that transforms this audiobook into a must-listen. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    - AudioFile
  • “[A] compulsively readable thriller…Iles once again delivers a sweeping tale of family dysfunction, sexually charged secrets, and the power of wealth, with an overlay of violence and Southern sensibility. Despite the novel’s length, it all goes by in a flash.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Iles sits alongside the icons at the top of today’s crime-fiction mountain. He has made Mississippi his own in the same way that James Lee Burke has claimed Cajun country and Michael Connelly has remapped contemporary Los Angeles. Readers who have been eagerly awaiting his first post-Natchez novel needn’t have worried; they will be talking about this one for a quite a while: another big, intense tale from a heavy-hitter.”

    - Booklist (starred review)

Awards

  • New York Times bestseller
  • USA Today bestseller
  • A New York Times audio bestseller
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

Greg Iles spent most of his youth in Natchez, Mississippi. His first novel, Spandau Phoenix, was the first of more than a dozen 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. His novels have been made into films and published in more than thirty-five countries.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.