The Quiet Game

The Quiet Game

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Baker & Taylor
Widower Penn Cage returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, where, finding that his father is being blackmailed, he reopens a notorious murder case that involves powerfully dangerous town forces, the FBI, and his own past

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Penn Cage is no stranger to death. As a Houston prosecutor he sent sixteen men to death row, and watched seven of them die. But now, in the aftermath of his wife's death, the grief-stricken father packs up his four-year-old daughter, Annie, and returns to his hometown in search of healing. But peace is not what he finds there.
Determined to save his father from a ruthless blackmailer, Penn stumbles over a link to the town's darkest secret: the thirty-year-old unsolved murder of a black Korean War veteran. But what drives him to act is the revelation that this haunting mystery is inextricably bound up with his own past. Under a blaze of national media attention, Penn reopens the case, only to find local records destroyed, the FBI file sealed, and the town closing ranks against him.
Penn joins forces with Caitlin Masters, a beautiful young newspaper publisher, on a quest that will lead from the bayous of the South to the highest reaches of the U.S. government. His need to right a terrible wrong pits him against the FBI, the powerful judge who nearly destroyed his family, and his most dangerous adversary: a woman he loved more than twenty years before, and who haunts him still.

Baker
& Taylor

Widower Penn Cage returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, where, finding that his father is being blackmailed, he reopens a notorious murder case that involves powerfully dangerous town forces, the FBI, and his own past. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, c1999.
ISBN: 9780525937937
0525937935
Branch Call Number: M ILE
Characteristics: 433 p. ; 24 cm.

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maipenrai
Dec 16, 2016

(The first book in the Penn Cage series)

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aprinterslife
Oct 01, 2015

Wow...loved the writing and the plot, Very detailed in creating a mental image in one's mind. I plan to continue to read Greg Iles books.

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oelgna_34
Jul 11, 2015

read this one before you read Natchez Burning and the Bone Tree. It introduces all the characters in Isles new trilogy.
ABSOLUTE DYNAMITE READING!!!

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STEPHANIE WHITING
May 14, 2015

Love this book - couldn't put it down. Would highly recommend it.

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rahmmie
Mar 28, 2014

It wasn't bad but I thought the book was much longer than it needed to be

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maurajk
Nov 23, 2011

read after Turning Angel

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