The Quiet Game
by Greg Iles
1999 / 640 pages
read by Tom Stechschulte 20h
rating: B+ / crime –
(Penn Cage series #1)
A slow start but in the last half the tension gets as thick as the Mississippi mud of the setting. I got this thinking it was your normal legal thriller (my favorite genre) but for a long ways it’s neither much legal nor “thrilling” – in the sense of what shares that genre’s shelves. Then it all picks up and everything fits together and the pages turn by themselves and midnight oil gets burned.
This is the second Greg Iles book I’ve read – the first was The Devil’s Punchbowl – and this is definitely better and I’m interested in reading another one in the Penn Cage series.
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