MIS­SIS­SIPPI BLOOD by Greg Iles, Harper­Collins.

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - BOOKS - LM

Don’t read this book un­til you’ve read the first two in the tril­ogy, Natchez Burn­ing, and The Bone Tree. If that sounds like a lot of read­ing, trust me, you’ll be glad of the heft. This se­ries is so thrilling and sur­pris­ing you’ll burn through it with the in­ten­sity of a flame-thrower. Natchez is a town still liv­ing with the legacy and threat of an age­ing but deadly KKK splin­ter group. The mayor, Penn Cage, has lost too much to the Dou­ble Ea­gles al­ready. Now he fears his fa­ther and daugh­ter will be its next vic­tims. Mis­sis­sippi Blood is as pow­er­ful and ma­jes­tic as the river it­self, “a great tide of mud and wa­ter that al­ters the very at­mos­phere for miles on ei­ther side of it”. Fans will not be dis­ap­pointed by the grip­ping court case that an­chors this ex­plo­sive fi­nale.

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