Death is the end, and if a man doesn't speak before it silences him, then his deepest secrets go with him.
From number-one New York Times best-selling author Greg Iles comes an original novella featuring former prosecutor Penn Cage, a story of family secrets and justice denied, plus an excerpt from his new novel, Natchez Burning.
When a heart attack sends Penn's father, Tom Cage, to the ER, Tom begs that his son be brought to his side to hear a dying declaration. But when Penn arrives, Tom denies ever making the request - keeping his secrets for another day.
The emergency hurls Penn back to a chilling case in Houston, where he worked in a DA's office known as the "death factory", which sent more killers to death row than any other in America. While Penn cares for his ailing wife, a tormented forensic technician brings him evidence of a crime lab in chaos, throwing past convictions into doubt and begging Penn to prevent an imminent travesty of justice. With the desperation of a man fighting death in his own home, Penn must find a way to bring the machinery of the death factory to a halt.
Included here is an extended sneak preview of Natchez Burning, the first installment in an epic trilogy featuring Penn Cage.
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Nice short story
I liked this one, but found it too short for the money.
Some reviewers have panned David compared to Dick Hill. I thought he held his own, and may fit the pace and style of Iles' books better.
Yes, and since it is so short, I almost did.
While this was priced at somewhat of a discount compared to full length books, it still costs a full credit. If it had cost about $5, I would have been completely satisfied.