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Cemetery Road

av Greg Iles

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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.… (mer)

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Really good story but easily 200 pages too long. This 630 page book takes place over the course of about 4 days.
All of the recounting of what took place prior to this was mostly filler and didn’t add much to the story.
The author can write but he needs to write less. ( )
  zmagic69 | Mar 31, 2023 |
Having read 4 of Greg's books, "The Footprints of God" was the only one that lacked a family-driven theme. Brilliant at building momentum, adding plot twists when least expected, his storytelling is masterful. Opening with the murder of Buck Ferris, an old friend, the reader is immersed into the world of Marshall McEwan, a Pulitzer prize winning writer and journalist. Greg inserts the Poker Club as primary suspect, a group of high rolling, political manipulators about to cash in on a deal cut with the Chinese. Corruption abounds with innumerable parallels drawn to the Trump administration; Max Matheson is father of Marshall's best friend, Paul, and like Trump leads the Poker Club like a mafia don. Evil to a fault, he manipulates not only his son and family, but all those around him. Fast paced, twists and turns abound, the story is one worth reading for those that like page turners, and even for those who don't. Highly recommended. ( )
  Jonathan5 | Feb 20, 2023 |
I'm giving three stars because the last 1/4 of the book was awesome! I didn't know who was going to get out of that mess alive! But.... The book was a bit bland and very predictable. There were some heavy topics throughout but I didn't feel for the characters. I couldn't even remember the main character's name! I royally despised Jet right from the beginning and what ever happened to the kid with the drone! Then the ending fell flat. Maybe giving three stars is too generous...... ( )
  mtngrl85 | Jan 22, 2023 |
This is great book. It’s in the vein of all the Penn Cage books but different. ( )
  Sunandsand | Apr 30, 2022 |
Like his Penn Cage series, this is classic Greg Iles: the main character is a writer, it is set in a small Southern city (Bienville), with a plot combining long-buried secrets, southern culture, complicated family dynamics, and nasty politics. Bienville is struggling with socioeconomic depression, corruption, murder, scheming politicians, and powerful, rich, white businessmen with no scruples (the Poker Club.)

Winner of a Pulitzer Prize for a war story, Marshall McEwen returns to Bienville to help his mother with his ailing father, who owns the local newspaper. Marshall is living dangerously though, sleeping with Jet, the wife of a boyhood rival, a former black ops contractor, and son of a town scion. Terrible (depressing) things have happened to both Marshall and Jet in the past, damaging both of them. Things really collapsing when the murder of Marshall's mentor threatens the construction of a Chinese manufacturing facility. The Poker Club and Marshall spend much of the book making and breaking arrangements to allow the deal to proceed based on reparations.

Once I got over the really depressing stuff, I enjoyed the story more, but the accelerating violence and number of dead bodies was a little extreme. Iles remains a favorite of mine.

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  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
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Fiction. Suspense. Thriller. HTML:

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.

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