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Monday, April 10, 2017

Natchez Burning by Greg Iles




Greg Iles is a master of tension.   I think I start all his books with that compliment.   This book matches Dead Sleep and Third Degree tense moment for tense moment but adds the disturbing note that much of the depicted violence actually took place.

I'm old enough to recall civil rights violence.  This book deals with the KKK, a splinter group of the KKK, the Double Eagles; a crazed boot strap millionaire; a crusading journalist and a family with a troubled past.   If that is not enough to pique your interest then you apparently have little or no imagination.

The hard part of reading this book is remembering the disappearance of three civil rights workers and the ensuing discovery of their murder was true.  As troubled as our current climate is regarding race, it has been worse.   That was hard to read and to realize the depravity that was novelized was reality based.

Iles writes a powerful story.

I strongly recommend.

web site: http://www.gregiles.com/

This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

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