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Detective and mystery fiction
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017
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|ISBN:||9780062311153 0062311158 9780062644008 0062644009|
|Description:||694 pages ; 24 cm|
|Series Title:||Penn Cage series, bk. 6|
Shattered by grief and dreaming of vengeance, Penn Cage sees his family and his world collapsing around him. The woman he loves is gone, his principles have been irrevocably compromised, and his father, once a paragon of the community that Penn leads as mayor, is about to be tried for the murder of a former lover. Most terrifying of all, Dr. Cage seems bent on self-destruction. Despite Penn's experience as a prosecutor in major murder trials, his father has frozen him out of the trial preparations -- preferring to risk dying in prison to revealing the truth of the crime to his son. During forty years practicing medicine, Tom Cage made himself the most respected and beloved physician in Natchez, Mississippi. But this revered Southern figure has secrets known only to himself and a handful of others. Among them, Tom has a second son, the product of an 1960s affair with his devoted African American nurse, Viola Turner. It is Viola who has been murdered, and her bitter son -- Penn's half-brother -- who sets in motion the murder case against his father. The resulting investigation exhumes dangerous ghosts from Mississippi's violent past. In some way that Penn cannot fathom, Viola Turner was a nexus point between his father and the Double Eagles, a savage splinter cell of the KKK. More troubling still, the long-buried secrets shared by Dr. Cage and the former Klansmen may hold the key to the most devastating assassinations of the 1960s. The surviving Double Eagles will stop at nothing to keep their past crimes buried, and with the help of some of the most influential men in the state, they seek to ensure that Dr. Cage either takes the fall for them, or takes his secrets to an early grave. Unable to trust anyone around him -- not even his own mother -- Penn joins forces with Serenity Butler, a famous young black author who has come to Natchez to write about his father's case. Together, Penn and Serenity battle to crack the Double Eagles and discover the secret history of the Cage family and the South itself, a desperate move that risks the only thing they have left to gamble: their lives.
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- Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) -- Fiction.
- Cage, Penn (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
- Family secrets -- Fiction.
- Trials (Murder) -- Fiction.
- Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
- White supremacy movements -- Mississippi -- History -- Fiction.
- Natchez (Miss.) -- Fiction.
- FICTION -- Thrillers.
- FICTION -- Mystery & Detective -- General.
- FICTION -- General.
- Suspense fiction. .
- Mystery fiction. .
- Cage, Penn (Fictitious character)
- Mississippi -- Natchez.
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