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Author: Greg Iles Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: HarperAudio Audio Length: Series:The Natchez Burning Trilogy Release Date: March 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780062657343

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The endgame is at hand for Penn Cage, his family, and the enemies bent on destroying them in this revelatory volume in the epic trilogy set in modern-day Natchez, Mississippi—Greg Iles’s epic tale of love and honor, hatred and revenge that explores how the sins of the past continue to haunt the present.

Shattered by grief and dreaming of vengeance, Penn Cage sees his family and his world collapsing around him. The woman he loves is gone, his principles have been irrevocably compromised, and his father, once a paragon of the community that Penn leads as mayor, is about to be tried for the murder of a former lover. Most terrifying of all, Dr. Cage seems bent on self-destruction. Despite Penn's experience as a prosecutor in major murder trials, his father has frozen him out of the trial preparations--preferring to risk dying in prison to revealing the truth of the crime to his son.

During forty years practicing medicine, Tom Cage made himself the most respected and beloved physician in Natchez, Mississippi. But this revered Southern figure has secrets known only to himself and a handful of others.  Among them, Tom has a second son, the product of an 1960s affair with his devoted African American nurse, Viola Turner.  It is Viola who has been murdered, and her bitter son--Penn's half-brother--who sets in motion the murder case against his father.  The resulting investigation exhumes dangerous ghosts from Mississippi's violent past. In some way that Penn cannot fathom, Viola Turner was a nexus point between his father and the Double Eagles, a savage splinter cell of the KKK. More troubling still, the long-buried secrets shared by Dr. Cage and the former Klansmen may hold the key to the most devastating assassinations of the 1960s. The surviving Double Eagles will stop at nothing to keep their past crimes buried, and with the help of some of the most influential men in the state, they seek to ensure that Dr. Cage either takes the fall for them, or takes his secrets to an early grave. 

Tom Cage's murder trial sets a terrible clock in motion, and unless Penn can pierce the veil of the past and exonerate his father, his family will be destroyed. Unable to trust anyone around him--not even his own mother--Penn joins forces with Serenity Butler, a famous young black author who has come to Natchez to write about his father's case. Together, Penn and Serenity--a former soldier--battle to crack the Double Eagles and discover the secret history of the Cage family and the South itself, a desperate move that risks the only thing they have left to gamble: their lives.

Mississippi Blood is the enthralling conclusion to a breathtaking trilogy seven years in the making--one that has kept readers on the edge of their seats. With piercing insight, narrative prowess, and a masterful ability to blend history and imagination, New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles illuminates the brutal history of the American South in a highly atmospheric and suspenseful novel that delivers the shocking resolution his fans have eagerly awaited. 

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  • “It takes gravitas and a quiet dignity to capture the people caught in a racial maelstrom in this concluding volume of Iles’s atmospheric trilogy. Narrator Scott Brick lends both these qualities to this audiobook’s central characters…Brick’s versatile baritone is equally adept when inhabiting characters black or white, male or female…Thanks to Brick’s stellar narration, this lengthy production never drags, and listeners will want to visit Penn’s Natchez again as a result.”

    - AudioFile
  • “A superb entertainment that is a work of power, distinction, and high seriousness… also (a) prime example of what the thriller—and other forms of so-called ‘genre’ fiction—can accomplish when pushed beyond traditional limits.”

    - Washington Post
  • “[The books] are page-turning entertainments with an edge of history and a deep understanding of race relations in the American South…Mississippi Blood is packed with compelling characters…Harrowing and spellbinding.”

    - Pittsburg Post-Gazette
  • “Page-turning suspense. Well written and a must read.”

    - CriminalElement.com
  • “This magnificent saga concludes in breathtaking fashion as Iles wields his artistry to a fine point.”

    - RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
  • “Relentless pacing keeps the story churning…The trial scenes are among the most exciting ever written in the genre.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “A gripping tale of revenge and dangerous family secrets.”

    - BookPage


  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for March 2017
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A BookPage Top Pick for April 2017
  • A 2018 Audie Award Finalist for Best Thriller/Suspense Narration

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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.