The Devil's Punchbowl

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The Devil's Punchbowl

By Greg Iles

Pocket Books, Paperback, 9781451668704, 580pp.

Publication Date: December 6, 2011

"New York Times" bestselling author Greg Iles delivers his most electrifying thriller yet revealing a world of depravity, sex, violence, and the corruption of a Southern town now available in paperback.
With his gift for crafting a keep-you engaged- to-the-very-last-page thriller ("USA Today") at full throttle, Greg Iles brings back the unforgettable Penn Cage in this electrifying suspense masterpiece.
"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.

About the Author
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 s novels have been made into films and published in more than thirty-five countries. He lives in Natchez with his wife and has two children.

Praise For The Devil's Punchbowl

"A knockout thriller that's just the right degree of chilly to combat the dog days of summer... Iles' knack for perfectly integrating character and plot could serve as a master's class for other authors." -- The Dallas Morning News