A brush with death can change your life. When a 2011 car crash left #1 New York Times best-selling writer Greg Iles in a coma for a week with a torn aorta and a lost right leg, he decided he’d throw all commercial concerns aside and deal with race and family in the South the way it should be done.” His “Natchez Burning” trilogy was published 2014-2017 and he now returns with an electrifying tale of friendship, betrayal, and shattering secrets that threaten to destroy a small Mississippi town in "Cemetery Road".
The new book concerns Marshall McEwan who left his hometown Bienville at age eighteen, vowing never to return. The trauma that drove him away ultimately spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington D.C. But just as the political chaos in the nation’s capital lifts him to new heights, Marshall is forced to return home in spite of his boyhood vow. But a homicide investigation in Bienville causes Marshall to lose friends, family members, and finally even his high school sweetheart (although as a journalist he knows all too well how the corrosive power of money and politics can sabotage an investigation). By the time Marshall grasps the long-buried truth, he would give almost anything not to have to face it.