The second thriller in the New York Times No.1 bestselling series featuring Penn Cage: a man who must face the dark heart of the Deep South - and question everything he believes in...Rape and murder aren't new to the Deep South, but when the body of a popular high school girl is found dumped in the local river, the whole town of Natchez, Mississippi is shocked. Penn Cage no longer practises law, but when his best friend Drew is accused of the murder and asks for help, Penn must face the hardest questions of his life: Can he defend Drew against the town, the police and overwhelming evidence? Or could it be true that his friend is a brutal killer who has deceived Penn and everyone else?
Praise for Greg Iles: 'A scorching read' John Grisham 'Iles is a phenomenal thriller writer' Independent on Sunday 'An engrossing page-turning ride' Jeffery Deaver 'A rarity. A thriller that really thrills' Stephen King 'Alarming, believable, and utterly consuming' Dan Brown 'Splendidly creepy ... compulsive' Daily Telegraph 'An incredible web of intrigue and suspense, an avalanche of action from first page to last' Clive Cussler
Greg Iles is the author of thirteen international bestselling novels, including Turning Angel, True Evil, Third Degree and the New York Times No.1 bestseller The Devil's Punchbowl. His novels have been made into films, translated into more than twenty languages, and published worldwide in more than thirty-five countries. He lives in Natchez, Mississippi.