Thursday, April 10, 2014

Introducing... Natchez Burning by Greg Iles

Introducing books through the first chapter or so...


"If a man is forced to choose between the truth and his father, only a fool chooses the truth." A great writer said that, and for a long time I agreed with him. But put into practice, this adage could cloak almost any sin. My mother would agree with it, but I doubt my older sister would, and my fiancee would scoff at the idea. Perhaps we expect too much of our fathers. Nothing frightens me more than the faith in my daughter's eyes. How many men deserve that kind of trust? One by one, the mentors I've most admired eventually revealed chinks in their armor, cracks in their facades, and tired feet of clay-- or worse.

But not my father.

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