Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles

Mississippi Blood

The endgame is at hand for Penn Cage, his family, and the enemies bent on destroying them in this revelatory volume in the epic trilogy set in modern-day Natchez, Mississippi—Greg Iles’s epic tale of love and honor, hatred and revenge that explores how the sins of the past continue to haunt the present.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 p...

Details Mississippi Blood

TitleMississippi Blood
Release DateJun 5th, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow Paperbacks
GenreFiction, Mystery, Thriller, Historical, Historical Fiction, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Mississippi Blood

  • Susanne Strong
    5 Stars (I’d give it more if I could)!!Mississippi Blood. It is over. This is it. The end. How can that be? I am at a loss, yet I am amazed and stunned. Mississippi Blood and the entire Natchez Burning Trilogy is a masterpiece.“Mississippi Blood is Different. … There’s Strength in it too. Strength that’s been beat but not Broke. That’s Mississippi Blood.”Like I said, this is it for Penn Cage. There is nothing left. And in his life h...
  • Julie
    Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles is a 2017 William Morrow publication. I’ve been putting off reading this book for a couple of reasons. One is that Greg Iles doesn’t churn out assembly line novels. It’s always a couple of long years between books, so I like to keep one waiting in the wings, so to speak. The other reason is that this is the last book, at far as I know, in the Penn Cage series, and I wanted to postpone saying goodbye to Penn fo...
  • Nancy McFarlane
    I would give this ten stars if they were available. I couldn’t wait for the third installment of this masterfully written trilogy. And now, I’m sorry it’s over. Greg Iles is a magnificent story-teller; a genius with a pen. A history lesson, a love story, betrayal, a murder mystery, harrowing action, spectacular courtroom drama, corruption, incredible sadness… Everything one could ask for in a well-written story. Iles definitely saved the ...
  • Brenda
    I started reading the Penn Cage books in 2009 and really enjoyed the characters and the setting. I felt awful when I read that Greg Iles sustained life-threatening injuries in an automobile accident in 2011, but the accident changed his outlook toward his writing and this trilogy within the series was born.With this trilogy, Natchez Burning was a 5-star book for me, the second book was 3 stars, and this final third gets 4 stars. I applaud the aut...
  • Tammy
    AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!! So good it makes me want to scream! The tension has been building throughout the series and this is a perfect culmination. Isles is a master at character development and describing action. I love that Penn is not a noble character who always does the right (lawful) thing,..he does what's necessary to protect his family. One of the best thrillers I've ever read! ❤❤❤❤❤ AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!! So good it makes me want to ...
  • Mel
    Sometimes I catch myself about to write a review, wondering, "and just who do you think you are, Miss Never Published Anything Substantial who thinks punctuation marks can be used like crayons or Legos?" Then I read the professional writers on writing and whole books about so-you-want-to-be-a-novelist that contradict each other; well-known phrases like *kill all adjectives,* and read Faulkner; *say it simply,* then read Nabokov; and so on with th...
  • Amy
    I have read the entire series and felt nothing was gained by this book. Almost 700 pages of rehashing the same thing (the entire series) and extremely repetitive (how many times do you threaten to take the case from someone?). All telling and the action only served to kill off or harm people. The ending was just unsatisfactory. I even figured out who Tom was protecting early on. Not a fan of Penn in this book as Caitlin's body is barely cold in t...
  • Skip
    The sixth and final book in the Penn Cage trilogy. I really think Greg Iles is among the best writers of "Southern secrets." However, I think the scope of this book was a bit too narrowly focused on the trial of Penn's father, highly respected Dr. Tom Cage, and the legal strategies of his defense lawyer and prosecutor Shadrach Johnson. In fact, I though the book was strongest away from the trial: the visiting award-winning writer, the new witness...
  • J.T.
    Maginificent finish!
  • Kevin
    Penn Cage, Natchez, Mississippi mayor, continues the fight against the "Double Eagles," a militant branch of the KKK. These villains are the worst of the worst, vilest of the vile racists who have terrorized the area for decades. Penn has surrounded himself with true friends who would die to protect his family and fight against these villains.Penn's father, who became one of the most respected doctors in Natchez, is on trial for the death of his ...
  • Liz
    To say it’s been difficult for me to disengage from this book over the last several days would be putting it lightly. Am I surprised by this? No. This is simply what happens when I pick up a book written by Greg Iles. I’ve read all the full length Penn Cage novels, but this one is the culmination of a three-part story that began in Natchez Burning. It’s an extensive and intricate story that reaches back through generations into the civil ri...
  • Mainlinebooker
    The final chapter in Greg Iles's trilogy includes Natchez Burning, The Bone Tree and finally Mississippi Blood. I was biting my nails waiting for this superb conclusion to one of the best series I have ever read. It took over 8 years to finish and I am sure readers who have been following this have been wondering what would happen to their main characters. This series is so special that it is being adapted for a TV series by Sony Pictures. You re...
  • RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) Griffin (alwaysdaddyprincess)
    One star. I will try to do a book review down the road. ( Note- I cut and copy paste this.)
  • Erin
    The stunning conclusion of the trilogy that began with Natchez Burning and The Bone Tree sees the trial of Dr Tom Cage get underway as son, Penn tries desperately to save his father from life imprisonment while also pursuing the Double Eagles and their hate crimes. Plenty of twists and turns that made this a satisfying edge of your seat legal thriller. I would highly recommend this series(and yeah you need to read them in order), but they are le...
  • Tim
    Too long, too brutal, 2 stars of 10.
  • Moonlight Reader
    I finished the conclusion to this epic trilogy a couple of days ago, and am just now sitting down to write this review. Let me begin by saying that I found this to be the weakest book in the trilogy. In part this is because I am a prosecutor, so I spend a lot of time in courtrooms, and as a result of that, courtroom drama is most emphatically not my jam. And this is, first and foremost, a courtroom drama that returns to the question of "Who kille...
  • Bruce Humbert
    Wow, not sure what book others were reading - but I found this to be a huge disappointment and waste of time - jumped ahead about 8 hours worth and found the ending very disappointing
  • Susan Crowe
    The perfect ending to an awesome series. I feel like I've been reading the Penn Cage series forever. This book is actually part of a trilogy and can be read on their own but I highly suggest you begin with The Quiet Game, which actually begins the series about Penn Cage and his family. I must warn you though, they have extreme and graphic violence, but sadly, it's real life. These things do happen. Goodbye Penn. I will definitely miss you.
  • Judy Collins
    The 30 Best Books of 2017EPIC! 10 stars — Secrets of Mississipi’s violent past and a KKK group called Double Eagles are revealed. At the heart, the big question: Who killed Viola Turner? Natchez Burning The first installment in an epic trilogy that weaves crimes, lies, and secrets past and present into a mesmerizing thriller featuring Southern mayor and former prosecutor Penn Cage, whose quest for the truth sends him deep into his father’...
  • Glenna Pritchett
    In anticipation of this, the long-awaited final book in the Natchez Burning trilogy, I did a full, back-to-back reread of the whole Penn Cage series. I am so glad I did, because there's at least a million and one details that I had forgotten. Maybe more. I think all Greg Iles' books are wonderful, but he has outdone himself with this trilogy-within-a-series. It is impossible for me to review just this one book, so I'm going to talk about the tril...
  • Jessica
    Friends, I am winded from the epic sprint that Greg Iles sent me on with this book. I tell you, I was already eagerly awaiting this final installment in Penn Cage's family saga. What I wasn't prepared for though, was how much Iles was going to throw at me all at once. This book is a rapid fire rush to the finish the line. It sweeps you off your feet, and all you can do is hang on for dear life as everything that you've been waiting for unfolds in...
  • Laurie
    The conclusion of Greg Iles’ Natchez Burning trilogy is spectacular. He weaves a tale of destruction and revenge at the hands of the Double Eagles and it has hit the Cage family relentlessly. In order to survive they must stand strong and find the truth to what has happened not only in recent months, but also forty years ago. Mississippi Blood is everything an exceptional southern novel should be. In-between the covers, there burns mystery, mur...
  • Steven Z.
    When I finished reading Greg Iles’ THE BONE TREE the second volume of his Natchez Burning trilogy it was clear the third installment would be equally suspenseful and the type of book that I would not want to put down. I was not disappointed as MISSISSIPPI BLOOD drew me in, grabbed my attention, and would not release me. Iles begins the conclusion of the trilogy by using old newspaper articles as a vehicle to review or present material from the ...
  • Luanne Ollivier
    I have been impatiently awaiting Mississippi Blood, the third book in Greg Iles' epic 'Natchez Burning' Trilogy. The last few chapters of the middle book, The Bone Tree, left me gasping, crying and re-reading to make sure what I thought happened, really happened. It did and I've been desperate to see where Iles would take the narrative. For those of you who haven't read this series (you need to) here's a quick overview from the publisher:",....ta...
  • Wendy
    Mississippi BurningWow! What a truly amazing and great book! I haven't enjoyed a series the way I did this one in quite a very long time. Greg Iles has always been one of my favorite authors but he is definitely at the top of my list now. What a talented writer. This story has to be one of the best I've ever read and I'm so sorry to have it end.
  • Robert Scragg
    First thing's first - If you haven't read any of the Penn Cage series, it's worth going back to the start, even before this trilogy, and reading "The Quiet Game" then working your way through; I promise you won't regret it.Mississippi Blood is the concluding part of one of the most compelling trilogies I've come across. Penn Cage is the mayor of Natchez, Mississippi. He returned to his hometown after a successful career as an attorney and an auth...
  • Donna
    I enjoy reading this author. My sister recommended him to me back in 2011, and I've read quite a few of his books since. He writes great characters into great stories. This particular series is one of those series that get better and better with each new book. My favorite part of this book was the courtroom scenes. I kept thinking, "Well done." I could feel the tension. This one was definitely worth the listen, as I did the audio, and I happen to...
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  • Tom Swift
    Stunning.Greg Iles is my favorite author, and the Penn Cage series is a wonderful ride. Do yourself a favor and read this series starting with the Quiet Game. History, courtroom drama, racial tensions of the South are captured brilliantly by Iles. His storytelling skills come from his Mississippi roots. 6 books and 3,500 pages later, I want more. But only Iles knows if that will happen. Either way, it was worth it.I am going to have a major book ...
  • Chad Malkamaki
    I'm conflicted about the way the third installment and the sixth overall book in the Natchez Trilogy and Penn Cage series played out. The trilogy is amazing, family honor, hidden history, heroic figures fighting the worst kind of hate. Mississippi Blood is a satisfying conclusion to the series.Now where I have issues: (view spoiler)[Penn Cage is supposed to be this brilliant prosecutor that seems to be pretty smart throughout the six books of the...