Cemetery Road

Cemetery Road

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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Sometimes the price of justice is a good man’s soul. The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Natchez Burning trilogy returns with an electrifying tale of friendship, betrayal, and shattering secrets that threaten to destroy a small Mississippi town. (S2(BAn ambitious stand-alone thriller that is both an absorbing crime story and an in-depth exploration of grief, betrayal and corruption… Iles’s latest calls to mind the late, great Southern novelist Pat Conroy. Like Conroy, Iles writes with passion, intensity and absolute commitment.(S3 (B   — Washington Post When Marshall McEwan left his Mississippi hometown at eighteen, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington, DC. But as the ascendancy of a chaotic administration lifts him from print fame to television stardom, Marshall discovers that his father is terminally ill, and he must return home to face the unfinished business of his past. On arrival, he finds Bienville, Mississippi very much changed.  His family’s 150-year-old newspaper is failing; and Jet Turner, the love of his youth, has married into the family of Max Matheson, one of a dozen powerful patriarchs who rule the town through the exclusive Bienville Poker Club.  To Marshall’s surprise, the Poker Club has taken a town on the brink of extinction and offered it salvation, in the form of a billion-dollar Chinese paper mill.  But on the verge of the deal being consummated, two murders rock Bienville to its core, threatening far more than the city’s economic future. An experienced journalist, Marshall has seen firsthand how the corrosive power of money and politics can sabotage investigations. Joining forces with his former lover—who through her husband has access to the secrets of the Poker Club—Marshall begins digging for the truth behind those murders.  But he and Jet soon discover that the soil of Mississippi is a minefield where explosive secrets can destroy far more than injustice.  The South is a land where everyone hides truths: of blood and children, of love and shame, of hate and murder—of damnation and redemption.  The Poker Club’s secret reaches all the way to Washington, D.C., and could shake the foundations of the U.S. Senate.  But by the time Marshall grasps the long-buried truth about his own history, he would give almost anything not to have to face it.
Publisher: [S.l.]: HarperCollins, 2019
ISBN: 9780062824639
Characteristics: c
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nsheinbaum
May 21, 2019

This has more twists and turns than a person can imagine. A surprise right up to the end.

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bfcoffey
May 14, 2019

Not one of Greg Iles better books but a good read nonetheless. Every author comes out with a dud from time to time. If this is his dud, then he's still doing okay. The one thing I was very disappointed in was his introduction of his brother's exploration of homosexuality (no spoiler here). It seems that he was just jumping on the current "everybody support the gay movement" craze. It had absolutely nothing to do with the story. Some other sexual references made me scratch my head as well. The story itself, though, wasn't bad.

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fangger
May 04, 2019

Loved this book. I have read all of Greg Iles novels and can hardly wait for his next one! This one was a real page turner.

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workhorse6491
Apr 22, 2019

I've read the previous two books of the Trilogy; they were excellent. This one? Well, I wonder if Mr. Iles caught the flu or suffered with measles or was otherwise unsettled. The story just is both over-the-top and completely underwhelming. The re-runs of "In the Heat of the Night" appear to be highly poetic and intellectual compared to this offering. Gratuitous sex, so much violence and killing, an unheroic protagonist, and so on. I like to think I've learned something when I finish a book, but this book and all that's in it, I would like to unlearn. Yuck.

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heaven219
Apr 09, 2019

I have read all of his past books and really enjoyed them. I couldn't even finish this one, reads like a soap opera, a boring soap opera. I have read other review sites where they mention the political bias in the book as the reason they didn't like it. I don't care about that, the whole story was just too wordy and a typical Southern small town corruption book.

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cnsreader
Mar 19, 2019

Well, I don’t even have to say anything if you are a Greg Iles fan because you will know how good this book is. He does it again!

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bob74
Mar 15, 2019

Hadn't read this author before. Book read like a soap opera with guns. Finished the book to see if Victor Newman made a cameo. Incredibly overwrought (and endless) dialogue. Also, for you baseball fans out there, the three references to the game were so off base (get it?) to be cringeworthy.

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