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The Bone Tree - A Novel

Greg Iles

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles comes the second novel in his Natchez Burning trilogy-which also includes Natchez Burning and the upcoming Mississippi Blood-an epic trilogy of blood and race, family and justice, featuring Southern lawyer Penn Cage. Former prosecutor Penn Cage and his fiancée, reporter and publisher Caitlin Masters, have barely escaped with their lives after being attacked by wealthy businessman Brody Royal and his Double Eagles, a KKK sect with ties to some of Mississippi's most powerful men. But the real danger has only begun as FBI Special Agent John Kaiser warns Penn that Brody wasn't the true leader of the Double Eagles. The puppeteer who actually controls the terrorist group is a man far more fearsome: the chief of the state police's Criminal Investigations Bureau, Forrest Knox. The only way Penn can save his father, Dr. Tom Cage-who is fleeing a murder charge as well as corrupt cops bent on killing him-is either to make a devil's bargain with Knox or destroy him. While Penn desperately pursues both options, Caitlin uncovers the real story behind a series of unsolved civil rights murders that may hold the key to the Double Eagles' downfall. The trail leads her deep into the past, into the black backwaters of the Mississippi River, to a secret killing ground used by slave owners and the Klan for over two hundred years . . . a place of terrifying evil known only as "the bone tree." The Bone Tree is an explosive, action-packed thriller full of twisting intrigue and deadly secrets, a tale that explores the conflicts and casualties that result when the darkest truths of American history come to light. It puts us inside the skin of a noble man who has always fought for justice-now finally pushed beyond his limits. Just how far will Penn Cage, the hero we thought we knew, go to protect those he loves?

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles comes the second novel in his Natchez Burning trilogy-which also includes Natchez Burning and the upcoming Mississippi Blood-an epic trilogy of blood and race, family and justice, featuring Southern lawyer Penn Cage. Former prosecutor Penn Cage and his fiancée, reporter and publisher Caitlin Masters, have barely escaped with their lives after being attacked by wealthy businessman Brody Royal and his Double Eagles, a KKK sect with ties to some of Mississippi's most powerful men. But the real danger has only begun as FBI Special Agent John Kaiser warns Penn that Brody wasn't the true leader of the Double Eagles. The puppeteer who actually controls the terrorist group is a man far more fearsome: the chief of the state police's Criminal Investigations Bureau, Forrest Knox. The only way Penn can save his father, Dr. Tom Cage-who is fleeing a murder charge as well as corrupt cops bent on killing him-is either to make a devil's bargain with Knox or destroy him. While Penn desperately pursues both options, Caitlin uncovers the real story behind a series of unsolved civil rights murders that may hold the key to the Double Eagles' downfall. The trail leads her deep into the past, into the black backwaters of the Mississippi River, to a secret killing ground used by slave owners and the Klan for over two hundred years . . . a place of terrifying evil known only as "the bone tree." The Bone Tree is an explosive, action-packed thriller full of twisting intrigue and deadly secrets, a tale that explores the conflicts and casualties that result when the darkest truths of American history come to light. It puts us inside the skin of a noble man who has always fought for justice-now finally pushed beyond his limits. Just how far will Penn Cage, the hero we thought we knew, go to protect those he loves?
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles comes the second novel in his Natchez Burning trilogy-which also includes Natchez Burning and the upcoming Mississippi Blood-an epic trilogy of blood and race, family and justice, featuring Southern lawyer Penn Cage. Former prosecutor Penn Cage and his fiancée, reporter and publisher Caitlin Masters, have barely escaped with their lives after being attacked by wealthy businessman Brody Royal and his Double Eagles, a KKK sect with ties to some of Mississippi's most powerful men. But the real danger has only begun as FBI Special Agent John Kaiser warns Penn that Brody wasn't the true leader of the Double Eagles. The puppeteer who actually controls the terrorist group is a man far more fearsome: the chief of the state police's Criminal Investigations Bureau, Forrest Knox. The only way Penn can save his father, Dr. Tom Cage-who is fleeing a murder charge as well as corrupt cops bent on killing him-is either to make a devil's bargain with Knox or destroy him. While Penn desperately pursues both options, Caitlin uncovers the real story behind a series of unsolved civil rights murders that may hold the key to the Double Eagles' downfall. The trail leads her deep into the past, into the black backwaters of the Mississippi River, to a secret killing ground used by slave owners and the Klan for over two hundred years . . . a place of terrifying evil known only as "the bone tree." The Bone Tree is an explosive, action-packed thriller full of twisting intrigue and deadly secrets, a tale that explores the conflicts and casualties that result when the darkest truths of American history come to light. It puts us inside the skin of a noble man who has always fought for justice-now finally pushed beyond his limits. Just how far will Penn Cage, the hero we thought we knew, go to protect those he loves?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Petkoff

Length:

32h 20m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

27:29


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

25:51


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

18:30


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

07:24


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

22:20


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

13:44


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

14:34


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

38:51


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

21:51


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

06:16


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

11:15


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

26:31


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

22:15


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

17:28


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

33:05


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

12:24


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

27:49


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

18:29


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

08:52


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

30:37


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

17:27


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

21:18


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

35:55


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

17:38


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

17:23


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

22:06


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

25:25


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

17:49


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

17:26


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

35:33


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

15:30


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

17:58


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

23:42


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

12:03


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

43:13


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

32:58


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

23:46


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

28:18


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

51:49


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

26:27


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

16:48


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

25:08


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

09:34


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

14:35


Part 2, Chapter 44
Part 2, Chapter 44

11:47


Part 2, Chapter 45
Part 2, Chapter 45

11:27


Part 2, Chapter 46
Part 2, Chapter 46

23:45


Part 2, Chapter 47
Part 2, Chapter 47

18:58


Part 3, Chapter 48
Part 3, Chapter 48

12:33


Part 3, Chapter 49
Part 3, Chapter 49

27:53


Part 3, Chapter 50
Part 3, Chapter 50

04:13


Part 3, Chapter 51
Part 3, Chapter 51

18:31


Part 3, Chapter 52
Part 3, Chapter 52

12:52


Part 3, Chapter 53
Part 3, Chapter 53

23:19


Part 3, Chapter 54
Part 3, Chapter 54

16:39


Part 3, Chapter 55
Part 3, Chapter 55

27:45


Part 3, Chapter 56
Part 3, Chapter 56

23:02


Part 3, Chapter 57
Part 3, Chapter 57

20:14


Part 3, Chapter 58
Part 3, Chapter 58

13:45


Part 3, Chapter 59
Part 3, Chapter 59

22:49


Part 3, Chapter 60
Part 3, Chapter 60

47:34


Part 3, Chapter 61
Part 3, Chapter 61

27:47


Part 3, Chapter 62
Part 3, Chapter 62

12:46


Part 3, Chapter 63
Part 3, Chapter 63

24:23


Part 3, Chapter 64
Part 3, Chapter 64

21:52


Part 3, Chapter 65
Part 3, Chapter 65

18:23


Part 3, Chapter 66
Part 3, Chapter 66

19:40


Part 3, Chapter 67
Part 3, Chapter 67

19:10


Part 3, Chapter 68
Part 3, Chapter 68

19:57


Part 3, Chapter 69
Part 3, Chapter 69

24:33


Part 3, Chapter 70
Part 3, Chapter 70

32:12


Part 3, Chapter 71
Part 3, Chapter 71

17:24


Part 3, Chapter 72
Part 3, Chapter 72

10:57


Part 3, Chapter 73
Part 3, Chapter 73

20:59


Part 3, Chapter 74
Part 3, Chapter 74

11:59


Part 3, Chapter 75
Part 3, Chapter 75

11:37


Part 3, Chapter 76
Part 3, Chapter 76

17:11


Part 3, Chapter 77
Part 3, Chapter 77

14:35


Part 3, Chapter 78
Part 3, Chapter 78

19:59


Part 3, Chapter 79
Part 3, Chapter 79

29:25


Part 3, Chapter 80
Part 3, Chapter 80

16:20


Part 3, Chapter 81
Part 3, Chapter 81

22:44


Part 4, Chapter 82
Part 4, Chapter 82

09:59


Part 4, Chapter 83
Part 4, Chapter 83

09:28


Part 4, Chapter 84
Part 4, Chapter 84

09:21


Part 4, Chapter 85
Part 4, Chapter 85

12:23


Part 4, Chapter 86
Part 4, Chapter 86

29:16


Part 4, Chapter 87
Part 4, Chapter 87

30:10


Part 4, Chapter 88
Part 4, Chapter 88

33:51


Part 4, Chapter 89
Part 4, Chapter 89

02:36


Part 4, Chapter 90
Part 4, Chapter 90

21:19


Part 4, Chapter 91
Part 4, Chapter 91

24:10


Part 4, Chapter 92
Part 4, Chapter 92

17:27


Part 4, Chapter 93
Part 4, Chapter 93

08:21


Part 4, Chapter 94
Part 4, Chapter 94

04:58


Part 4, Chapter 95
Part 4, Chapter 95

00:53