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The Death Factory

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THE DEATH FACTORY Greg Iles

The Death Factory

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Greg Iles
publisher:
William Morrow Impulse
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a B-

The Devil’s Punchbowl, the last novel to feature prosecutor and author Penn Cage, ended in a giant cliff-hanger more than five years ago. This e-novella ties up some of those loose ends and finds Penn dealing with several major crises: his father’s heart attack, his wife’s cancer, and a botched crime investigation. There’s a lot going on, but The Death Factory feels like a long transition into the main event, which is Natchez Burning, the next Penn Cage novel coming in April. WHY E-ONLY Other thriller authors, such as Lee Child, have put out half installments like this one to add a mini-sode to a larger series. B-