The Quiet Game (Penn Cage 1)

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The first thriller in the New York Times No.1 bestselling series featuring Penn Cage: a prosecutor in a corrupt system, a husband whose wife has died, and a father who must protect his daughter. ‘An engrossing, page-turning ride’ (Jeffery Deaver).

Penn Cage is no stranger to death. As a Houston prosecutor he’s sent sixteen men to death row – and now he’s lost his wife to cancer.

Returning home to Natchez, Mississippi with his only daughter, Penn seeks a gentler life. No chance. After discovering that his father is being blackmailed over a long-forgotten homicide by the killer he never turned in, Penn is soon up to his neck in the town’s murky undercurrents of passion, power and racial tension.

This is a community with a dark past. A place where a thirty-year-old crime lies buried. A place where everyone plays the quiet game but Penn Cage cannot stay silent.

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Successful novelist Penn Cage comes back to Natchez to recover--a long career as a prosecutor has left him with enemies on both sides of the law and he has been shattered by the death of his wife. A quixotic decision to talk frankly about the town's racial politics to Caitlin, an attractive woman journalist, means he is asked to investigate the long-ago murder of black civil rights worker Del Payton, and almost at once he is being threatened, cajoled and shot at. Cage finds his enquiries coming close to home--his doctor father has skeletons in his closet and Liv Marston, the high school sweetheart Cage loved and lost, comes back into his life the moment he starts investigating the activities and connections of her industrialist father.

Iles' Natchez is a superficially civilised rats nest of intrigue where everyone plays the quiet game:

White and black both. Everybody keeping quiet, making like things is sweet and easy, trying to fish that new plant in here. Nobody wants nobody digging into Del's killing. Nobody 'cept you...Del's killers is playing the quiet game too. They been playing it thirty years. Not even sweatin'. You got to make people nervous to win the quiet game...
Cage, a man driven by a mixture of justice and vengeance, is a convincing new hero from Iles, if one who comes with rather more back story than is always easy to assimilate. The eventual courtroom drama--Cage adopts the high-risk strategy of making Marson sue him for slander--is especially powerful. -- Roz Kaveney

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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

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