Bestseller Iles’s stellar third suspense novel to feature Penn Cage (after Turning Angel) finds the former prosecutor and bestselling novelist. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Penn Cage series comes an electrifying thriller that reveals a world of depravity, sex, violence, and the. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Bestseller Iles’s stellar third suspense novel to feature Penn Cage (after Turning Angel) finds the .

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When I reach the edge of the table of earth that is Jewish Hill, the land and sky fall away before me with breathtaking suddenness. I find it sad beyond belief that someone would feel the need to lie in an attempt to keep people away from this terrific, challenging novel, mainly because more people should read it.

Plenty of bang for your buck.

The Devil’s Punchbowl

Human trafficking, rape, and other violence is also pretty graphic. Most Americans are raised never to give up, and in the South that credo is practically a religion.

Greg’s novels have been translated into various languag Greg Iles was born in Germany in They sense a threat, they react—bam! But when he flicks his lighter into flame and holds it over the first photo, a wasplike buzzing begins in my head, and my stomach does a slow roll. But I believe that ignoring this book based on a few paragraphs in one chapter would be to do yourself a great disservice.

Iles peoples the book with colorful characters, including an ex-Texas Ranger gone undercover, a mysterious beautiful Chinese woman, and an evangelical preacher with a secret vice. One of the other travelers had finished with it and passed it on to me. Now I want to read the next and maybe the next and the next still to be published in the series.


For at least the first pages we’re blugoened with the daily life and thoughts of Penn Cage, town mayor IMO mayor’s of small town don’t make compelling protaganists The plot is neither melodramatic enou First of all I almost put the rating down to two stars, because while Punchbowl isn’t is bad as some books I’ve read, it’s page length was extra-painful to get through.

When Jessup first called, I thought he was proposing the cemetery for his convenience; he punchboal on one of the riverboat casinos at the foot of the bluff—the Magnolia Queen, moored almost directly below Jewish Hill—and midnight marks the end of his shift.

Otherwise, I really enjoyed this book and look forward to more by Greg Iles. If you love suspense, it really doesn’t get any better than this. As a prosecuting attorney in Houston, Penn Cage sent hardened killers to death row. Good story and I loved the southern feel. Compact Disc – 20 pages – This helped the downgrade puunchbowl well.

They are both a little too amazing.

The Devil’s Punchbowl | Book by Greg Iles | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

The plot is focused around the gambling boats on the Mississippi and the underground activities that occur in and around these boats that attract not onl Again, Greg Iles did not disappoint. I also hate the feeling that I came in the middle of a series.


For though Tim Jessup made a grey of bad decisions—in full knowledge of the risks—the one that set them all in train could have been, and in fact was, made by many of us.

He grabs my attention from page one and makes me keep wanting to turn pages.

Penn has won the special e There were a few reasons why I did not enjoy this installment in the Penn Cage series as much as The Turning Angel. Part of that is that I no longer am satisfied with a book just because it’s a thriller with an interesting plot. If the reader finds these parts difficult to read, know that you can skip over them and not miss any important elements that aren’t recapped later without the graphic detail.

I love the humanity of Penn Cage. About being the better person. Greg’s novels have been translated into various languages and are published in more than 20 countries. Does Tim remember that?

Finally there are detailed passages of dog abuse. And lastly, I definitely appreciated the damsel in distress saving herself. I need something special, such as well written prose not Iles’ strong suit or an interesting structure not present here.