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Turning Angel: A Novelby Greg Iles
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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.
"[A] powerful tale of murder, sex, drugs, Deep South societal unrest and generational confusion....Iles's genuinely suspenseful and well-plotted thriller puts Cage through much emotional upheaval." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"This book will certainly please fans of Iles's earlier novels, while its thrill-a-minute pace and frequent plot twists are certain to appeal to new readers." Library Journal
"Iles dishes out...much violence....But the killings in this novel are finally less alarming than its portrait of a generation living lives that most of us can't comprehend. If you can deal with that, this is a powerful piece of popular fiction." Washington Post
"Iles is the best-selling author of nine other novels, but if you haven't yet discovered him, Turning Angel will have you wondering where he has been all your life." USA Today
"Much more than a thriller....The lurid scenes of pornography, drugs, and sex will attract many readers, but so will Iles's portrayal of emotions and morality." Bookmarks Magazine
"Iles writes gracefully, letting us get to know his characters gradually....The story is solidly plotted, too....Unfortunately, for those who spot the killer, much of the novel's suspense is ruined....Call this one a well-written misfire." Booklist
"Lively scenes pop up here and there, but 500-plus pages will transmogrify most thrillers into a relentless march of predictable events." Kirkus Reviews
"Turning Angel sounds like a John Grisham story that's been left to fester in the Southern humidity....Buried within this book is a tighter, leaner thriller trying to break out." Janet Maslin, The New York Times
"What makes the novel nauseating is the pretense of a moral point of view in what amounts to an NC-17-rated male fantasy. What makes the book virtually unreadable is the multi-car pileup of a plot. (Grade: C-)" Entertainment Weekly
"[O]ne of the finest novels of the year....Turning Angel...isn't just a great thriller; it's a frank and honest exploration of deep-seated emotions as well as a brilliant depiction of the new world below the Mason-Dixon line." Providence Journal
"What sets Turning Angel head shoulders above similar novels are the well-drawn characters which, even when bordering on cliché, ring so true." Denver Post
"Any reader with a taste for a literary challenge in this genre is going to be more than satisfied. Turning Angel is a definite keeper." BookReporter.com
New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles brings the secrets of the South alive in this vibrant novel — now in this Premium Edition — of infatuation, murder, and sexual intrigue set in his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi.
About the Author
Greg Iles was born in 1960 in Germany. He founded the band Frankly Scarlet, plays guitar for the Rock Bottom Remainders, and is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, including Blood Memory and 24 Hours. He lives in Natchez, Mississippi.
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