Mississippi Blood

Mississippi Blood

Book - 2017
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Shattered by grief and dreaming of vengeance, Penn Cage sees his world collapsing around him. The woman he loves is gone, his principles have been irrevocably compromised, and his father, Dr. Tom Cage, is about to be tried for the murder of a former lover. Most terrifying of all, Dr. Cage seems bent on self-destruction, preferring to risk dying in prison to revealing the truth to his son.

For decades Dr. Cage has had a second son known to almost no one, the product of an affair with his African-American nurse, Viola Turner. It is this bitter son--Penn's half brother--who set in motion the case against Dr. Cage. But a murder charge may be the least of Tom's worries. In the 1960s South, Viola Turner became a nexus point between Penn's father and the Double Eagle group, a savage splinter cell of the KKK. Now the surviving Double Eagles will stop at nothing to keep their past deeds buried, and they mean to ensure that Dr. Cage either takes the fall for them or takes his secrets to an early grave.

Mississippi Blood is the enthralling conclusion to a breathtaking trilogy, a highly atmospheric, deeply satisfying, and unforgettable novel.

Performed by Scott Brick

Publisher: HarperCollins, 2017
ISBN: 9780062657350
Branch Call Number: 3564fbk 1


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Mar 03, 2019

In for a penny in for a pound. Book 3. I find the most annoying characters to be Penn Cage and his family who are the good guys. They drive me up the wall and I find myself actually rooting for the bad guys cause at least they are interesting.

Jan 18, 2019

So much better than the diabolical, hate-filled book II. This concluding book of a trilogy did a decent job of tying up loose ends, but you could feel the author wanting to continue writing more books with the lead character and his family (bigger with addition of previously unknown members). I wish Iles could be dissuaded from doing that.

Nov 22, 2017

Historical and action packed. Fast read with lots of action.

Nov 05, 2017

After I was able to dot the commas (names) I could hardly put this book down although it's almost 700 pages!

Jun 24, 2017

Not having read the first two of this series, took sometime to get to know the personalities. Fantastic book. Hated for it to end. Would definitely give it 5 stars

Apr 26, 2017

I waited so long to read this so at the beginning I started it with a chip on my shoulder. I found out from the author that the publisher chose to hold back the book for 2 years. But I also didn't remember all the details of the previous books - but while it seemed slow at the beginning, it suddenly gathered speed and took off. I would say the best of the triology. My favorite. But now, we'll have to wait for the next one - hopefully not 2 years - and I hear that Penn, Serenity and Lincoln are in it!

Apr 26, 2017

A doubt slipped in while I was waiting for my turn. What if the author simply fell apart and the story flopped. No disappointment when I finally read the book. EXCELLENT!! The trilogy was well worth reading.

Apr 25, 2017

Iles is a master story teller. This is a great book and a part of a great trilogy. He has the ability to describe the south in such a way that you feel you are there.

Apr 24, 2017

LOVE, LOVE, LOOOOOOVE this book and the series. Turn your phone off and curl up. Enjoy the ride. Great story.

Apr 14, 2017

I am a Greg Iles fan. The NATCHEZ BURNING trilogy, of which MISSISSIPPI BLOOD is the last book has been a great read and this book is every bit as engaging, entertaining and thought provoking as the first two. It is a bit different though in that this is more a balanced legal thriller and mystery thriller than the other two. At the same time, for those of us who grew up in the 50s and 60s, the backdrop story of race relations compelled me to think back on those times and my own experiences - some of which were uplifting and some of which were disturbing. But I love the fact that Iles can entertain us with a great thriller, even while provoking us to think about profound issues. He is much like Leon Uris in that regard. So I loved this book and the other two. But to be frank, I did recommend Natchez Burning to a friend who was looking for a good novel. After several days, she told me she had to put the book down because it 'hurt her soul.' I get that too. It is a hard story told in stark language and full of moments of explicit violence. So in fairness, I would want potential readers to be aware of that.

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