A father on trial for murder. A son whose world is falling apart. A No.1 New York Times bestseller, the climax to the ground-breaking Natchez Burning Trilogy by Greg Iles. A father on trial for murder. A son whose world is falling apart. Former prosecutor Penn Cage sees his world collapsing around him. The woman he loves is gone and his father, Dr Tom Cage, once a pillar of the community, is about to be tried for the murder of a former lover. For decades Tom Cage has had a second son known to almost no one. It is this bitter son who set in motion the murder case against Dr Cage. But a murder charge may be the least of Tom's worries. The Double Eagle group, a savage splinter cell of the KKK, will stop at nothing to ensure that Tom either takes the fall for their past deeds, or takes his secrets to an early grave. Unable to trust anyone - not even his own mother - Penn battles to discover the secret history of both the Cage family and the South itself, risking the only thing he has left to gamble: his life.