Cemetery Road

Cemetery Road

by Greg Iles

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Overview

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.

“An 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.”
   — 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062824615
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 12,298
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Greg Iles spent most of his youth in Natchez, Mississippi. His first novel, Spandau Phoenix, was the first of thirteen New York Times bestsellers, and his new trilogy continues the story of Penn Cage, protagonist of The Quiet Game, Turning Angel, and #1 New York Times bestseller The Devil’s Punchbowl. Iles’s novels have been made into films and published in more than thirty-five countries. He lives in Natchez with his wife and has two children.

Hometown:

Natchez, Mississippi

Date of Birth:

1961

Place of Birth:

Stuttgart, Germany

Education:

B.A., University of Mississippi, 1983

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Cemetery Road: A Novel 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Greg Iles has lost his writing mojo. It is exruciatingly obvious he is just looking for a paycheck with this book. Extremmely disappointed.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Have+read+all+of+his+books+and+anticipated+this+one.+it+Was+just+not+nearly+as+good%2C+it+was+slow+to+develop+and+full+of+unnecessary+plot+line.+characters+not+as+well+developed+as+in+previous+books.++
Anonymous 6 months ago
as+usual+Mr%2C+Iles+has+proven+again+not+only+to+be+a+gifted+wordsmith+but+also+an+amazing+story+teller+who+has+the+reader+so+mesermized+%2C+they+never+want+to+stop++reading+until+the+end++.+.....albeit+over+600+pages+
Anonymous 3 months ago
Would have been better without all sexual Descriptions and cuss words. In all it was a Good book.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Can not believe this is not on best sellers list This author captures the South and the way it was Many kudos to him and his true understanding
Anonymous 6 months ago
I always say that I couldn’t put one of your books down.. and it’s the truth. I’m awaiting the next heart stopping journey.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I felt like this book had three endings Iles is a good writer but drug this book out to the point that it didnt make sense
Anonymous 6 months ago
Entirely evolves around sex not one character to like
Anonymous 6 months ago
could+not+put+this+book+down.+so+many++twists+and+turns.+thank+you+Mr.+Iles+for+writing+this+book.
Anonymous 25 days ago
Great read
Anonymous 26 days ago
Greg Isles is an amazing author. Cemetery Road is an amazing story. Certainly in my top ten!
Anonymous 3 months ago
wanted+more%21
Anonymous 3 months ago
A bit disappointed, as this was not Mr. Iles best. Far too much descriptive sex, far too much background on locations and companies. Perhaps his next book will be written in his usual style.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Another winner Great character delineation sand intricate plot with twists to keep you reading Lyrical landscape description Can hardly wait for Isles next great read
Anonymous 4 months ago
Pulls you in and hooks you till you just have to finish it!
Anonymous 4 months ago
while+I+found+the+story+line+compelling+and+attention+grabbing%2C+it+is+difficult+to+recommend+to+othets+because+of+the+heavy+use+of+profanity++I+feel+a+little+goes+a+long+way+and+can+be+a+turn+off+to+many%0A
Anonymous 15 hours ago
I didn't think it could be as good as his trilogy, but i was wrong, the story and characters were fantastic, Its a book you simply cant stop reading, Please dont stop writing!!!!
Anonymous 4 days ago
Anonymous 8 days ago
Having+waited+anxiously+for+this+new+book+to+arrive+on+my+Tablet+I+was+disappointed+to+be+disinterested++by+page+75.+Nothing+captured+my+imagination+by+that+time.+Too+much+trivia+and+deadwood.+Truly%2C+I+was+bored+thinking+of+621+pages+of+THAT.+Long+books+are+great+for+me+to+get+involved+such+as+this+would+have+been.+I+didn%27t+give+up+but+trudged+forward.+Cemetery+Road+got+more+interesting+over+halfway+through...but+I+napped+a+lot%21+Characters+were+not+believable.+Iles+is+a+favorite+author+of+mine++usually.+Not+one+I%27d+read+over%21
Anonymous 13 days ago
Delphimo 21 days ago
Greg Iles tells an interesting story, but drones on and on when the story should have ended. The language and the graphic scenes provide the gore and excitement that are necessary for current readers, but this reader becomes insulted with the repeated language. The main female character, Jet Turner Matheson, stands as an evil vixen, that the reader sees as the main threat for goodness for Marshall McEwan. Greg Iles shows greed and meanness of his characters, and very little goodness leaks through the holes.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I enjoyed the book but I must say I wasn’t a huge fan of the main character. But the plot was entertaining, suspenseful at times and reflects today’s political climate.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Greg+Isles+never+disappoints%21++love+love+love+his+books%21
Anonymous 3 months ago
Good story. Fast pace. Fun to read.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Won't buy any more of his books. Didn't realize he was so left-leaning. I wasted my money!!! Extremely anti-President Trump!