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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Cage gets wind of it when his old friend, who had worked as a dealer in the casino, is murdered, and the murder is apparently tied to the casino. I would recommend The Turning Angel as a superior audiobook over this installment in the series.

Aug 23, Arnis rated it really liked it. I found this book to devvil disturbing, disgusting and stomach churning. Ultimately, victory will depend on a bold stroke puncgbowl will leave one of Penn’s allies dead — and Natchez changed forever.

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and the suspense that Iles builds throughout the book; it is extremely hard to put down.

They sense a threat, they react—bam! Tim Jessup, and old boyhood friend of Penn’s contacts the mayor to let him know horrible crimes on being committed on one boat in particular. And that leads into the faults of Iles. They meet late at night in the town cemetery where Jessup discloses that the casino operators are involved with a number of illegal activities ranging from dog fights, prostitution of underage girls, money laundering, and tax fraud.

That’s exactly what happened. Late one Halloween night a half dozen boys tossed our banana bikes over the wall and rode wildly through the narrow lanes, laughing hysterically until a pack of wild dogs chased us up into the oak trees near the third gate.

But, in this novel, Caitlyn seems to have changed a little, and by the end of the book she has put many of the qualities I disliked, behind her. Pro athletes, rappers, like that.


More By and About This Author. So, keep your eyes and ears open for any news. The Devl’s Punch Bowl. Penn hoped to put Natchez on the track to a better future by reinvigorating the public education system and encouraging white parents who have fled the public schools to return their children to the public schools so that black and white students would be educated together, thus building the base of a new and better city.

Caitlin Masters the newspaper publisher and a woman he lived with for five years; Police Chief Don Logan, and the network of individuals that Cage worked with when he was a prosecutor in Houston.

Book review: Greg Iles’s *The Devil’s Punchbowl*

When Jessup first called, I thought he was proposing the cemetery for his convenience; he works 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.

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. That chapter was missing the hissing sound of the air brakes on a bus or a big truck, because it suddenly slowed the story down to a standstill much like a bus stopping at a railroad crossing.

Penn’s failure to act quickly enough arguably leads to Tim’s death.

The Devil’s Punchbowl (Penn Cage, book 3) by Greg Iles

He just ended a relationship with Libby. Frustrated by his limited ability to change the system, Cage is plunged into a deadly duel of wits with some bad guys after a childhood friend, Tim Jessup, now a card dealer, alerts him to illegal dog fighting and sexual abuse connected with a floating casino.

When a childhood friend of Penn’s brings him evidence of these crimes, the full weight of Penn’s failure to protect his city hits home. Otherwise, I really enjoyed this book and look forward to more by Greg Iles. He feels like his idealistic, one man crusade to fix the education system in Natchez is failing, and he lost the second love of his life, Caitlyn as a result of his decision to live in Natchez.


Yet in the end I agreed to hear him out. You will bear witness to a single dogfight, the aftermath of a different dogfight, and brief descriptions of child pornography and abuse.

For Penn Cage his frustration with the existing American legal system is something he is about to give up on. But then Tim Jessup, one of Penn’s childhood friends who works aboard the Queen shows Penn evidence suggesting that ilee gambling aboard the boat is a cover for sinister and xevil activities.

I’m not crazy about the voice and the entire tale is too far fetched to be immersive. This is the third book in the Penn Cage series and is by far the best one.

Jonathan Sands, the man who runs the boat is evil, as is his right hand man Quinn and there is no doubt about that. Julia Stanton married the high school quarterback at nineteen and took five years of punishment before forfeiting ddvil particular game.

I do agree that it would be nice to see him in his own book or grdg series! Ultimately, victory will depend on a bold stroke that will leave one of Penn’s allies dead—and Natchez changed forever.

The Devil’s Punchbowl

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sign up and get ;unchbowl free eBook! Dec 26, Charles rated it really liked it. Why would the mayor of a small town though a former prosecutor, elsewhere have access to these guys?

But, before they can address their differences and work on the future, Penn has to find out what is going on in his town. He begins searching for the men involved.