Natchez Burning by Greg Iles
As I have reported, I am attacking the Penn Cage series by Greg Isles. I’m now on to Natchez Burning, the 4th book in this series.
This novel is the first of what is known as the Natchez Burning Trilogy which is being turned into an Amazon TV series starring Toby McGuire. In this book, Penn Cage, a lawyer turned novelist turned Mayor, deals with a murder charge leveled against his father, a beloved local doctor for over 40 years, who is accused of killing the African American nurse with whom he worked in the 1960s.
But his father invokes doctor-patient privilege and refuses to speak in his own defense. The quest for the truth unravels sexually-charged secrets, vestiges of the KKK and some of the most powerful men in Mississippi.
As I have said, this is one of the best series I’ve read in a long time, so if you’re hankering for something to read, even a bit down the road in that welcome summer vacation you’re planning, don’t overlook this great series.
As I’ve said, when I discover a new series, I follow my own recommendation to start from the beginning. So, start with first book in this series, The Quiet Game.