Cemetery Road



Cemetery RoadEbook Cemetery Road Author Greg Iles Capitalsoftworks.co.uk When Marshall McEwan Left His Mississippi Hometown At Eighteen, He Vowed Never To Return The Trauma That Drove Him Away Spurred Him To Become One Of The Most Successful Journalists In Washington, DC But As The Ascendancy Of A Chaotic Administration Lifts Him From Print Fame To Television Stardom, Marshall Discovers That His Father Is Terminally Ill, And He Must Return Home To Face The Unfinished Business Of His Past.On Arrival, He Finds Bienville, Mississippi Very Much Changed His Family S 150 Year Old Newspaper Is Failing And Jet Turner, The Love Of His Youth, Has Married Into The Family Of Max Matheson, One Of A Dozen Powerful Patriarchs Who Rule The Town Through The Exclusive Bienville Poker Club To Marshall S Surprise, The Poker Club Has Taken A Town On The Brink Of Extinction And Offered It Salvation, In The Form Of A Billion Dollar Chinese Paper Mill But On The Verge Of The Deal Being Consummated, Two Murders Rock Bienville To Its Core, Threatening Far Than The City S Economic Future.An Experienced Journalist, Marshall Has Seen Firsthand How The Corrosive Power Of Money And Politics Can Sabotage Investigations Joining Forces With His Former Lover Who Through Her Husband Has Access To The Secrets Of The Poker Club Marshall Begins Digging For The Truth Behind Those Murders But He And Jet Soon Discover That The Soil Of Mississippi Is A Minefield Where Explosive Secrets Can Destroy Far Than Injustice The South Is A Land Where Everyone Hides Truths Of Blood And Children, Of Love And Shame, Of Hate And Murder Of Damnation And Redemption The Poker Club S Secret Reaches All The Way To Washington, D.C., And Could Shake The Foundations Of The U.S Senate But By The Time Marshall Grasps The Long Buried Truth About His Own History, He Would Give Almost Anything Not To Have To Face It.

Greg Iles was born in Germany in 1960 He grew up in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983 He was active in a band called Frankly Scarlet , but quit after realizing that the touring lifestyle was not conducive with his family life Once no longer busy with the band, he turned his attention to writing.Greg s novels have been translated into various languag

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  • Hardcover
  • 590 pages
  • Cemetery Road
  • Greg Iles
  • English
  • 25 March 2017
  • 9780062824615

10 thoughts on “Cemetery Road

  1. Paromjit says:

    This is a standalone thriller from Greg Iles, set in a small southern town, Bienville, in Mississippi with all the elements for a riveting read set in Trump s US, and all that entails No one here is free from flaws in this story of murder and twisted intrigues, least of all the protagonist, Marshall McEwan, estranged from his father, a Pulitizer prize winning journalist in the 1960s for his coverage of the Civil Rights movement After 26 years away, Marshall returns to run the struggling newspaper Watchman, with his father suffering from terminal cancer, not expected to live long Marshall too is an acclaimed journalist winning the Pulitzer, although that award was based on lies He has a tragic background that haunts him, his gifted older brother, Adam, who eclipsed him growing up died in an accident, he has a failed marriage behind him and his young son drowned in a pool We are provided with the details of these events in the narrative, along with how his friend, Paul Matheson, saved his life in Iraq, and Marshall s relationship with his childhood love, Jet Turner, now a lawyer, who he has never been able to forget A Jet that is now married to Paul.After Marshall s relationship with his father deteriorated after the death of his brother, Buck Ferris provided much need support to a t...

  2. Beata says:

    I am afraid my thoughts on the latest novel by Greg Iles will not be that praising as in the case of the Natchez Burning Trilogy I was really looking forward to reading Cemetery Road since the deep south of the United States holds some allure that I can t resist The allure is still there, however, the novel disappointed me with regard to the characters, their secrets and their psychological development I am sorry but I did not find their actions and reactions believable The idea of punishing culprits responsible for the murder of an archaeologist who tries to veto destroying a site of great historic value sounds excellent, alas, the execution is of rather poor quality I did finish the book but it was like a little struggl...

  3. Julie says:

    Cemetery Road by Greg Iles is a 2019 William Morrow publication Small town corruption, family tragedies, betrayals, and murder In other words quintessential Greg Iles In this standalone novel, award winning journalist, Marshall McEwan, returns home to Bienville, Mississippi to be closer to his parents after his estranged father is diagnosed with Parkinson s At least that s what he tells himself Deep in his heart, however, he acknowledges an ulterior motive reuniting with his first love a woman named Jet, who just happens to be married to his best friend But when Buck Ferris, a man who had a strong influence on Marshall, is found dead, Marshall is convinced foul play is at hand But who would want to kill Buck and why Well, Buck may have made a discovery that could derail the proposed installation of a paper mill, which would breathe new life into the slowly dying town of Bienville A lot is at stake, and the town s powerful Poker Club will make sure the Chinese investors aren t scared off, which means Buck might have been collateral damage As Marshall digs deeper into the circumstances of Buck s death, the Poker Club members do what they do best make threats, intimidate, bully, and blackmail, and mayb...

  4. Joey R. says:

    4.5 Stars This is the 10th book by Greg Iles I have read Needless to say, if he wasn t one of the best storytellers around, I wouldn t have read 10 of his 16 novels Cemetery Road is a stand alone book which doesn t star Penn Cage, Iles most famous and well liked protagonists It also doesn t include one courtroom scene, which makes it different from most of Iles other books However, despite these differences, this book does not disappoint Cemetery Road tells its story through the eyes of Marshall McEwan, the publisher of a local newspaper The book begins with McEwan s good friend being murdered and McEwan taking a personal interest in attempting to solve the case He is met with strong opposition from a group of community power brokers nicknamed The Poker Club that basically run the town and everyone in it The Poker Club has a special interest in this case and in keeping it unsolved as it could disrupt a huge Chinese manufacturing plant from building and operating in the city, which would cost The Poker Club millions in profits This combined with the storyline of turmoil in Marshall s personal life the result of him having an affair with a good friend s wife form the plot of this 608 page novel As always, Iles does a great job of keeping the plot moving...

  5. Tammy says:

    This is your usual Iles A crusading and prize winning journalist returns to his small town Mississippi home to a less than functional family and barely functioning family newspaper There is a murder which provides the impetus for the narrative A cabal controls t...

  6. Brenda says:

    This book is fiction, but damn it, I know that what happens in this book happens in real life.A group of men obtain riches and power The they have, the they want They die and pass everything to their sons and then their sons Starting after the Civil War in Mississippi, this group of men has played a long game They spread their arms wide and circle the pot of poker chips in the middle of the table and pull the pile to themselves In Bienville, this group of men is known as the Poker Club They are bankers, lawyers, oil men, casino owners, businessmen, doctors they own the police and the judges They ve installed their U S Senator Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority still when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority John Dalberg Acton, 1887The Poker Club does provide for Bienville They are bringing in a billion dollar paper mill owned by the Chinese, and in exchange, the Chinese will have guaranteed favorable votes from the senator Along with the mill comes a new interstate highway, a bridge across the Mississippi River, and all the nationally known restaurants, coffee shops, department stores, bookstores, movie theaters You get the gist Throw in a world renown Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who comes home to tend to his dying estranged father, who is also a Pulitzer Prize winning jour...

  7. Susanne Strong says:

    4 Stars.Complex, Twisty, Dark and Gritty Cemetery Road is a standalone novel by Greg Iles It is a brilliant character driven novel about family, friendship, love and politics in a small Mississippi town Marshall McEwan is a reporter who returns to Bienville after a long absence His father is ill and he has been tasked with taking over his dad s ailing newspaper, The Watchman Returning to Bienville is something he thought he d never do it holds too many bad memories for Marshall the loss of his brother Adam, the breakdown of his relationship with his father and losing the love of his life Jet, to his former best friend Paul Marshall s life has been full of one tragedy after another and upon his return to Bienville, it happens again Buck Ferris, a man who was like a father to Marshall is murdered and Marshall sets out to prove it, even though Buck s death is made to look like an accident It spells bad news for Marshall as the most powerful men in Bienville known as The Poker Club will do whatever it takes to stop him from spilling their secrets Turns out of course, that Marshall has a few secrets of his own, secrets that could hurt a lot of people, including his friends, his family and the love of his life and her husband What a brilliantly done, heart pounding saga What Greg Iles does best is his characterizations He draws you i...

  8. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Different, complex, twisting story, a perfect combination of a family drama and real events on Florida mystery An absorbing crime story,grief, betrayal in Southern community

  9. Lisa says:

    A first rate journey into a small town s corrupt power brokers and the length they will go to protect their pockets SUMMARYMarshall McEwan vowed never to return to his hometown, Beinville Mississippi when he left at age eighteen He moved to Washington D.C and became an extremely successful and award winning journalist But now his father is now dying and his mother needs Marshall to help with the debt ridden family newspaper, The Watchman Soon after Marshall s return to Beinville, his boyhood mentor, Buck Ferris is found murdered at a soon to be construction site The site is that of a new paper mill, a billion dollar economic investment by a group of Chinese investors, in a town on the brink of economic death Buck had been looking for some 4,000 year old artifacts he believed to be at the site Bienville is thrown into chaos with the threat of historic artifacts on the site, which would kill the deal Marshall will stop at nothing to find Buck s killer His investigation brings him into conflict with the Poker Club, a corrupt group of Beinville s power brokers, who will not let anyone stand in their way of lining their pockets Marshall s high school sweetheart from over twenty years ago, Jet, still lives in Beinville and has married into the family of Max Matheson, patriarch of one of the families that rule the Poker Club Pa...

  10. Tim says:

    Multiple plot lines become sullied and muddled until the end By then, it s hard to care much for the characters 3 of 10 stars

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