Bestseller Iles’s stellar third suspense novel to feature Penn Cage (after Turning Angel) finds the former prosecutor and bestselling novelist. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Penn Cage series comes an electrifying thriller that reveals a world of depravity, sex, violence, and the. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Bestseller Iles’s stellar third suspense novel to feature Penn Cage (after Turning Angel) finds the .

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The casual brutality Quinn exhibits is supposed to turn the reader off from the character, but it sometimes just elicits laughter at how excessive it is. My second issue with this novel is that it was just too long. I decide to dispense with small talk. In this boo Although I already have some books in my wishlist, I now have to add at least one, maybe five, more.

Pocket Star December Length: But in its quest for new jobs and fresh money, Natchez, like other Mississippi towns, has turned to casino gambling, and now five fantastical steamboats float on the river beside the old slave market at Natchez like props from Gone With the Wind.

But when he flicks his lighter into flame and holds it over the first photo, a wasplike buzzing begins in my head, and my stomach does a slow roll.

The Devil’s Punchbowl (Penn Cage, book 3) by Greg Iles

They are not my reviews. These other reviews are those reviewers’ subjective opinions, even if they are utter bullshit. The author shows us that the hero has a history with these guys, but I could never comprehend the real bond between them. View Full Version of PW. It was not done in a manner that made me feel brought up to date, but rather that I was missing something.

The Devil’s Punchbowl | Book by Greg Iles | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

It goes on and on in excruciating detail about awful things – dog fighting, rape, etc. Aug 14, Kellie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Former Houston prosecutor Penn Cage is now the disillusioned mayor of his home town, Natchez, Mississippi.


The basest human depravities are displayed fro This is a difficult book to read, not because of the authors writing, but rather because of the themes and subtexts that are the core of the story. This devkl actually doesn’t grab you from the first page. Climb over that wall and slide back down to your car. I find it sad beyond belief that someone would feel the need to lie in an attempt to keep people away from this terrific, challenging novel, mainly because puncubowl people should read it.

The first person narrator is not going to know what third party characters are doing “off stage. After appearing in two of Iles’s most popular novels, Penn Cage makes his triumphant return as a brilliant, honorable, ilez courageous hero.

After graduating from the University of Mississippi inhe performed for several years with the rock band Frankly Scarlet and is a member of the lit-rock group The Rock Bottom Remainders. The over-the-top aspect of the book extends to Sands and his security chief, Seamus Quinn.

Not surprisingly, Cage refuses to roll over and surrender to the evil that threatens to envelope his city. The drop to the river is two hundred feet here, down a kudzu-strangled bluff of windblown loess—rich soil made from rock ground fine by glaciers—the foundation of our city.

The Devil’s Punchbowl

You want to walk away, do it now. The influx of gambling boats on the river has greatly increased the funds pouring into the city’s puncbbowl. Penn Cage became mayor of Natchez, Mississippi, to save the town from becoming the hive of scum and villainy that it had been slowly turning into. A good, but not great, listen.

Caitlin Masters the newspaper publisher and a woman he lived with for five years; Police Chief Don Logan, and the network of individuals that Cage worked with when he was a prosecutor in Houston.

I hadn’t read any reviews prior to picking up the book, so I hadn’t realized that dog-fighting, cruelty and the torture of women played an important part of the story. Sadly, the problem has proven to be much more difficult and intractable than Penn imagined and his one accomplishment has been to clear the way for a luxurious new gambling boat, the Magnolia Queen, to come to town.


A silver-white moon hangs high over the mirror-black river and the tired levee, shedding cold light on the Louisiana delta stretching off toward Texas.

The Quiet Game was a much better book. I read most of them out of order and it was never a problem. He holds them out, palm down, the cards mostly concealed beneath his fingers. Aug 16, Christopher Bowron rated it it was amazing.

Jun 22, Trudi rated it did not like it. Dick Hill did a credible job with the audio though his voice tends to be too gravelly to convincingly voice the women characters. One reviewer mentioned that it is too long and to some extent, I might agree with that a little. I love the humanity of Penn Cage. When I heard she was marrying Jessup, I figured she wanted a perfect record of losses.

Iles manages to discuss these themes while entertaining his reader. For at least the first pages we’re blugoened with the daily life and thoughts of Devio Cage, town mayor IMO mayor’s of small town don’t make compelling protaganists The plot is neither melodramatic enou First of all I almost put the rating down to two stars, because while Punchbowl isn’t is bad as some books I’ve read, it’s page greeg was extra-painful to get through.

He takes another long drag, cupping the cigarette like a joint.

Ilez the story got moving forward again, it picked up and was much more satisfying. Cage knows he is up against something or someone that he has few resources of which to confront.