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Mississippi blood : a novel
First edition.
Physical Description:
694 pages ; 24 cm
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The endgame is at hand for Penn Cage and his family in this final volume in the epic Natchez Burning trilogy, set in modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.

Shattered by grief, Penn Cage's world is collapsing around him. The woman he loves is gone, his principles have been irrevocably compromised, and his father, once a paragon of the community that Penn leads as mayor, is about to be tried for the murder of a former lover. Tom Cage has secrets, including a second son, the product of an 1960s affair with his devoted African American nurse, Viola Turner. It is Viola who has been murdered. In Mississippi's violent past, Viola was a nexus point between his father and the Double Eagles, a savage splinter cell of the KKK that will stop at nothing to keep their past crimes buried.