CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger – Thriller of the Year – Shortlisted
THE SINS OF THE PAST NEVER DIE…
Raised in Natchez, Mississippi, former prosecuting attorney Penn Cage learned all he knows of honour and duty from his father, Dr. Tom Cage.
But now Tom stands accused of murdering an African-American nurse with whom he worked in the 1960s, when racist violence was at its peak.
As he hunts for the truth, Penn uncovers a long-buried secret that could place his family in mortal danger – a conspiracy of greed and murder connected to a vicious sect of the KKK.
Up against the most powerful men in the state, Penn faces an impossible choice: does a man of honour choose his father or justice?