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Turning angel

by Iles, Greg.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mississippi Blood , Greg Iles, keeps the secrets of the South alive in this vibrant novel of infatuation, murder, and sexual intrigue set in his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi.

After winning the most dangerous case of his career, prosecutor Penn Cage decides to remain in his Southern hometown to raise his young daughter in a safe haven. But nowhere is truly safe -- not from long-buried secrets, or murder....When the nude body of prep school student Kate Townsend is found near the Mississippi River, Penn's best friend, Drew Elliott, is desperate for his counsel. An esteemed family physician, Drew makes a shocking confession that could put him on death row. Penn will do all he can to exonerate Drew, but in a town where the gaze of a landmark cemetery statue -- the Turning Angel -- never looks away, Penn finds himself caught on the jagged edge of blackmail, betrayal, and deadly violence.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The murder of a beautiful 17-year-old girl throws the town of Natchez, Mississippi, into turmoil. When Penn's close friend, Dr. Drew Elliott, confesses that he was about to leave his wife and run off with the victim, Penn agrees to act as his attorney. But he also knows that if the police bring charges against Drew, he'll have a hard time getting him off. As usual, Iles writes gracefully, letting us get to know his characters gradually, keeping certain things hidden until it's the right time to reveal them. The story is solidly plotted, too, but there's one major gaffe: the introduction of the villain is handled so clumsily that readers even remotely familiar with the genre will know instantly whodunit. Unfortunately, for those who spot the killer, much of the novel's suspense is ruined. Still, Iles has become an A-list thriller writer over the years, and anything with his name on it can be counted on to draw a crowd. Call this one a well-written misfire. --David Pitt Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Hill, one of the best interpreters of novels featuring thoughtful male protagonists under pressure, was an inspired choice for Iles's powerful tale of murder, sex, drugs, Deep South societal unrest and generational confusion. Respectful of the Natchez, Miss., atmosphere that permeates the novel, Hill uses a lyrical and literate drawl for the book's narrator, attorney Penn Cage. Iles's genuinely suspenseful and well-plotted thriller puts Cage through much emotional upheaval. Hill responds accordingly, with just the right mood-from the shock Cage feels when discovering that his best friend, respected and happily married Dr. Drew Elliott, had been sexually involved with a bright and beautiful 17-year-old and is now suspected of killing her to Cage's awe when he finds himself falling for his daughter's babysitter. Hill's Dr. Elliott has a slightly whiny voice, conveying a man on the edge of panic, but with more than a hint of a "Why me?" attitude born of entitlement. The rest of the large cast is treated to the same careful interpretation. Shad Johnson, the politically ambitious black DA, has the sound of a smooth talker who is also an intellectual bully. Penn's dad has a soft-spoken, no-nonsense dignity. Hill is particularly effective in delineating an assortment of teenagers, among them babysitter Mia Burke. Hill has selected an attitude for her that mixes blas? precocity with little girl neediness. This helps to underline the novel's theme: today's teens mature sooner than most adults realize and can pay a very high price for their early loss of innocence. Simultaneous release with the Scribner hardcover (Reviews, Oct. 31). (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series The Penn Cage novels
#1 - The Quiet game
#2 - Turning angel
#3 - The Devil's punchbowl
#4 - Natchez burning
#5 - The Bone tree
#6 - Mississippi blood
Subjects Teenage girls -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Attorney and client -- Fiction.
Trials (Murder) -- Fiction.
Male friendship -- Fiction.
Natchez (Miss.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Pocket Books,2008
Edition Pocket Books premium pbk. ed.
Language English
Notes Originally published: New York : Scribner, c2005.
Includes excerpt of "The Devil's Punchbowl" by Greg Iles, (p. [647-664]).
Description 646 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780743454162
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