The Bone Tree - Greg Iles
Former prosecutor Penn Cage and his fiancée, reporter and publisher
Caitlin Masters, have barely escaped with their lives after being
attacked by wealthy businessman Brody Royal and his Double Eagles, a KKK
sect with ties to some of Mississippi’s most powerful men. But the real
danger has only begun as FBI Special Agent John Kaiser warns Penn that
Brody wasn’t the true leader of the Double Eagles. The puppeteer who
actually controls the terrorist group is a man far more fearsome: the
chief of the state police’s Criminal Investigations Bureau, Forrest
The only way Penn can save his father, Dr. Tom Cage—who is
fleeing a murder charge as well as corrupt cops bent on killing him—is
either to make a devil’s bargain with Knox or destroy him. While Penn
desperately pursues both options, Caitlin uncovers the real story behind
a series of unsolved civil rights murders that may hold the key to the
Double Eagles’ downfall. The trail leads her deep into the past, into
the black backwaters of the Mississippi River, to a secret killing
ground used by slave owners and the Klan for over two hundred years . . .
a place of terrifying evil known only as “the bone tree.”
The Bone Tree
is an explosive, action-packed thriller full of twisting intrigue and
deadly secrets, a tale that explores the conflicts and casualties that
result when the darkest truths of American history come to light. It
puts us inside the skin of a noble man who has always fought for
justice—now finally pushed beyond his limits.
Just how far will Penn Cage, the hero we thought we knew, go to protect those he loves?
Series: Penn Cage (Book 5)
Mass Market Paperback: 880 pages
Publisher: William Morrow; Reprint edition (February 23, 2016)
MY THOUGHT: As usual I've come into a series our of order. I picked up on some of the previous story, but not all of it. This is also a good stand alone book. The theory is that the Double Eagles had something to do with the JFK, RFK and MLK assassinations. But it also has lots to do with the corruption inside the police force. Penn is trying to save his father from one of those corrupt police without selling his soul. Really intense book with lots of info. I give this book 5.....
This book is for 1 of my reading challenges...
What's in a Name Challenge