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Author: Greg Iles Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Audio Length: Series:The Penn Cage Series Release Date: July 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781423318170

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A new day has dawned…but the darkest evils live forever in the murky depths of a Southern town.

Penn Cage was elected mayor of Natchez, Mississippi—the hometown he returned to after the death of his wife—on a tide of support for change. Two years into his term, casino gambling has proved a sure bet for bringing new jobs and fresh money to this fading jewel of the Old South. But deep inside the Magnolia Queen, a fantastical repurposed steamboat, a depraved hidden world draws high-stakes players with money to burn on their unquenchable taste for blood sport and the dark vices that go with it. When an old high school friend hands him blood-chilling evidence, Penn alone must beat the odds tracking a sophisticated killer who counters his every move, placing those nearest to him—including his young daughter, his renowned physician father, and a lover from the past—in grave danger, and all at the risk of jeopardizing forever the town he loves.

With his gift for crafting “a keep-you-engaged-to-the-very-last-page thriller” (USA Today) at full throttle, Greg Iles brings back Penn Cage, the sharply honed, unforgettable hero from his most popular novels, in this electrifying suspense masterpiece.

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I almost didn't continue reading this book because of the subject matter. For some reason, I can tolerate reading about awful things happening to people, but not at the same level to animals. Since this book is about prostitution, gambling, and dogfighting, I was sure that I would have trouble--particularly remembering that this author holds back very little in his descriptions. However, the illusions were restrained enough that I retained my indignation at the act, but was able to continue to read the story. I do like Greg Iles and with another book coming out with this character, I look forward to the next installment. "

    - Teresa, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Wow.....what a nail biter! "

    - Mary, 2/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Standard Gregg Iles. A little dark and a bit long but still a good read. "

    - Denise, 2/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Finally a different subject but still the suspense type book. Will read the next in the series. "

    - Cathy, 2/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Cliffhanger!! And no new book for me to read after?? ARGH!!!! "

    - Christy, 1/29/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is darker than most of his others. He still weaves a good tale but I found it less enjoyable. "

    - Mimsy, 1/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another great book by Greg Iles. This book grabs your attention from the very beginning, and you find yourself eager to finish it. The historical references, which usually add to the storyline, were sometimes annoying; but, only because I wanted to find out what would happen next and didn't want to wait. "

    - Vicki, 1/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " New author for me and he merits another look. However, The Devil's Punchbowl is not for the tender nor the faint of heart, and I will reserve judgment until I have read a few more works. "

    - Laine, 1/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Very graphic and uncomfortable to read. "

    - Carrie, 1/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Sort of a disturbing topic. But still a great read. "

    - Roxanne, 1/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I like the main character, Penn Cage. He has a sort of hero complex but it is one of the most believable hero-type characters I've read about recently. He is backed up by a lineup of other believable characters, although I wish he had given several of them more detail. Overall an excellent book "

    - Daniel, 1/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It's fun to see Penn Cage at it again... This one's definitely dirtier/grainier than some of the others in the Natchez series... If you have any feelings for pets, you'll struggle with sections of this book. The bad guys are definitely bad this time... "

    - Shawn, 1/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Greg does a great job with the suspense and web weaving that goes on in the southern town of Natchez, Mississippi. The believable peril and brutality that goes on is far below the surface of this quiet river town but he makes it feel very real indeed. "

    - Beauchampt, 12/31/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is his third book about Penn Cage. I would recommend reading them in order although it is not really neccessary to do so. He tells a really good, suspenseful story. They can get pretty graphic and brutal, so if that would bother you, these are not the books for you. "

    - Marge, 12/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was very good once I started couldn't put it down "

    - Temptingat40, 12/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great book! Hard to put down! "

    - Pleasantree, 10/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Iles is a master of suspense. He makes the Deep South come alive and I love his Penn Cage character. This book didn't disappoint. It moved right along at a fast clip from the very first page in the graveyard. "

    - Ann, 3/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really like Greg Iles' writing, especially this series. "

    - Lorraine, 2/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I've read all Greg Isles books and I place this one on top! Many characters return in this Penn Cage novel....Caitlyn,Kelly,Shad Johnson,Chief Logan to name a few. Takes off right from the first page, and never slows down. "

    - Chigrl, 10/11/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " a fun but lengthy read. If you're from Natchez,as I am, then it it peaks your interest a little more. THe prose is ordinary & the story a little outrageous (like all of the Penn Cage books)but a nice book to pass the time "

    - Sferg, 8/17/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I had to finish this book the day I started it. Great Read. "

    - Estelle, 6/5/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " excellent. sometimes tough to read (why is it so much harder for me to read about cruelty to animals than to people?), but reliably satisfying ending, and plenty of twists to keep you on your toes. "

    - Angi, 2/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great page turner. "

    - JennyDB, 12/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good book, a little too dramatic in parts, but it still managed to keep my attention for almost 600 pages. Looking forward to the next book with these same characters. "

    - Melissa, 9/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Disturbing subject matter (dog fighting, and graphic violence) but brutally honest. Could not out this book down. "

    - Alicia, 5/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is another Grandma Shirley book. It's way, way over the top. "

    - Michelle, 5/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The Devil's Punchbowl was a long book. Even with the length, the story was well-paced and had a great story /plot line. There were spots that I just wanted Greg Iles to get on with it, but I did enjoy the book. "

    - Barbara, 5/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " this penn cage novel is superbly written...cant wait untill the release of his next book on 12/2011 "

    - Goalmaster1089, 4/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Pretty good,story moves well but really wished Simpson had to answer for his actions "

    - Michael, 3/31/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Good writer, suspenseful book, but too long and I don't like reading about torture of animals and humans. "

    - Rita, 3/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Penn Cage is my favorite series character and it seems by the ending Mr Iles will write another one. "

    - Lisa, 3/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Good read, but very brutal. Dog fighting, rape, etc. "

    - Missy, 3/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Kept me interested, but not captivated.... looking for more of what I loved in Footprints of God by same. "

    - Shannon, 3/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Definitely some tough subject matter but it was so intriguing! I don't think I slept until I finished it. I think he is writing another book to finish the story from this one. "

    - Wendy, 3/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I have read and enjoyed 7 previous books by Iles but this one was a big, meandering mess. Way too long, 2 or 3 hundred pages could have been edited out to make a tight thriller but as it is it's just all over the place. I will not stop reading any of his books but this one was a huge disappoinment. "

    - Paul, 2/11/2011

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

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and thirty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.