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  • 4 of 6 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 4 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Breckenridge Public Library ILE (Text) 33500013013495 Express Available -
Crookston Public Library ILE (Text) 33500013013479 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library ILE (Text) 33500013013511 Express Checked out 01/23/2020
Moorhead Public Library ILE (Text) 33500013013487 New Checked out 01/18/2020
Godel Memorial-Warren Library ILE (Text) 35500006138885 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library ILE (Text) 35500006219420 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0062824627
  • ISBN: 9780062824622
  • ISBN: 0062824619 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780062824615 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 590 pages ; 24 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "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.When Marshall McEwan left his hometown at age eighteen, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away ultimately spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington D.C. But just as the political chaos in the nation's capital lifts him to new heights, Marshall is forced to return home in spite of his boyhood vow. His father is dying, his mother is struggling to keep the family newspaper from failing, and the town is in the midst of an economic rebirth that might be built upon crimes that reach into the state capitol--and perhaps even to Washington. More disturbing still, Marshall's high school sweetheart, Jet, has married into the family of Max Matheson, patriarch of one of the families that rule Bienville through a shadow organization called the Bienville Poker Club. When archeologist Buck McKibben is murdered at a construction site, Bienville is thrown into chaos. The ensuing homicide investigation is soon derailed by a second crime that rocks the community to its core. Power broker Max Matheson's wife has been shot dead in her own bed, and the only other person in it at the time was her husband, Max. Stranger still, Max demands that his daughter-on-law, Jet, defend him in court. As a journalist, Marshall knows all too well how the corrosive power of money and politics can sabotage investigations. Without telling a soul, he joins forces with Jet, who has lived for fifteen years at the heart of Max Matheson's family, and begins digging into both murders. With Jet walking the dangerous road of an inside informer, they soon uncover a web of criminal schemes that undergird the town's recent success. But these crimes pale in comparison to the secret at the heart of the Matheson family. When those who have remained silent for years dare to speak to Marshall, pressure begins to build like water against a crumbling dam. Marshall loses friends, family members, and finally even Jet, for no one in Bienville seems willing to endure the reckoning that the Poker Club has long deserved. And by the time Marshall grasps the long-buried truth, he would give almost anything not to have to face it"--
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #2
    *Starred Review* After the remarkable trifecta of Iles' magnificent, perhaps career-defining Natchez Burning trilogy, readers couldn't help but speculate about what the author would do next. After three thick novels, would he go with something shorter, sleeker, less freighted with dramatic import? Nope. His new book, coming in at more than 750 pages is another big one, but—as with the Natchez Burning novels—it contains not an ounce of fat. The story starts simply: in Bienville, Mississippi, a man is murdered. Marshall McEwan, a journalist who was closer to the murdered man than he is to his own father, vows to expose the killer, but to do that, he must go up against the most powerful men in Bienville, who are part of a conspiracy that goes much deeper than McEwan could possibly have imagined. Iles sits alongside the icons at the top of today's crime-fiction mountain. He has made Mississippi his own in the same way that James Lee Burke has claimed Cajun country and Michael Connelly has remapped contemporary Los Angeles. Readers who have been eagerly awaiting his first post-Natchez novel needn't have worried; they will be talking about this one for a quite a while.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Another big, intense tale from a heavy-hitter. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Mississippi Fiction
Homecoming Fiction
Secrecy Fiction
Corruption Fiction
Criminal investigation Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
Journalists Fiction
SUSPENSE
FICTION / Suspense
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction).
Suspense fiction.
Suspense fiction.

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