Vicki of Reading At The Beach hosts A-Z Wednesday. Today’s letter is Q.
I’m going back to one I read in 2007. I didn’t make any notes about it at the time, but did rate it 4 1/2 stars out of 5.
The Quiet Game by Greg Iles
Taking place in Natchez, Miss. The Quiet Game is flavored with the violence and seamy undertones of a Southern Gothic. After his wife’s death, Penn Cage, a former Houston prosecutor and a bestselling suspense novelist, retreats to his parents’ home in Natchez with his grieving young daughter. The healing process is interrupted when Cage learns that someone is blackmailing his father, a saintly family doctor who once made a lethal mistake. In tracing the source of his father’s moral dilemma, Cage stumbles upon a trail of lies surrounding the unsolved murder of a black man in 1968. He determines to reopen the case, even though his antebellum hometown is smoldering with racial tension. With the assistance of Caitlin Masters, the attractive, smart and ambitious publisher of the local newspaper, Cage gradually uncovers an intricate conspiracy that reaches up to the highest levels of the FBI. Forced to confront powerful Judge Leo Marston, who nearly destroyed his father in pursuing an unrelated, unfounded malpractice accusation decades before, Cage must also face Marston’s daughter, Livy, his old high school sweetheart, who tries to persuade Cage to let sleeping dogs lie. (Amazon.com)
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I read a Greg Iles book — 24 Hours — not that long ago. Loved it. I’d definitely pick this one up!
Sounds very interesting, but probably too intense for me! Here is my “Q” book.
This sounds very very interesting, my kind of book!
Thanks for playing!
Wow, this book sounds pretty intense. Quiet almost seems to be a misnomer for it!
Great one! I like the Penn Cage books!
This looks REALLY good…..thanks for the heads-up. I’m off to see if my local library branch has it!
My Q book, if you want to have a peek.
I’ve read a few books by this author (not this one) and thought they were good reads. He latest book Devil’s Punchbowl, does not seem for me though.
I’ve never read anything by this author but it sure sounds intense…
Sounds like a good one for my Q title next year 🙂
I’ve read this, it was my first Greg Iles book. I liked 24 Hours better.