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Third Degree

(2007)
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From New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles comes his latest tour de force thriller -- an unforgettable plunge into a world of sex, violence, marital betrayal, medical malpractice, and Southern intrigue...all of which takes place in the span of one furious, terrifying day.

In Third Degree, Greg Iles takes us to the idyllic town of Athens Point, Mississippi, to probe beneath the surface of the modern American marriage -- where the appearance of perfection conceals a soul-searing conflict of unnerving intensity and violent possibility. Packed with the storytelling brilliance and twisting suspense that mesmerized readers of True Evil, Turning Angel, and Blood Memory, Iles's newest novel delivers a powerful, revelatory reading experience.

Laurel Shields, thirty-five and mother of two, awakens to find that her husband, Warren, a prominent local physician, is not in bed with her. Creeping out to the kitchen of their palatial home, she sees him through the doorway of his study, wildly pulling books from the shelves. Two weeks earlier, Warren and his partner were informed by the IRS that their medical practice was being audited; since then the stress on Dr. Shields has steadily ratcheted up.

But Laurel has problems of her own. Quickly returning to the bedroom, she locks herself in the master bath, opens a home pregnancy testing kit, and fearfully tests herself. PREGNANT, announces the digital readout. Laurel closes her eyes as though absorbing news of a death, then quickly hides the evidence. She is not sure who the father is. Summoning all her strength, she walks into the kitchen to carry out the acting performance of her life.

Later that morning, Laurel returns home and is surprised to find her husband's car still parked in the driveway. The house has a strange stillness to it. In the den, she finds Warren sitting on the sofa in the same clothes he wore the previous day. His face is pale and unshaven, his eyes hollow with fear. Then, in come the children, innocent of it all....

So begins the most terrifying day in the history of a marriage, one that in less than five hours will make the Shields house the vortex of a nerve-wracking siege. While a nervous ring of armed men awaits its chance to storm the suburban home, inside the house the clock ticks down on exposure of Laurel's terrible secret. But she is not alone in her lies. Before the siege is through, this terrifying drama will pull in desperate characters from the town and drive Dr. Shields, his wife, and her lover to the very brink of sanity and survival.

Rich with Southern atmosphere, and perceptively laced with the tacit deceptions and psychological cracks found in nearly all marriages, Third Degree delivers another knockout, page-turning read from Greg Iles, "the poster boy of southern gothic thrillers" (Kirkus Reviews), and proves again that Iles is today's unparalleled master of the suspense novel.


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Hardback Editions

2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Third Degree
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 0-340-92057-2 / 978-0-340-92057-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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May 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Third Degree (Large Print Book)
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 1-4056-8604-9 / 978-1-4056-8604-4 (UK edition)
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December 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Third Degree (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 0-7862-9793-X / 978-0-7862-9793-1 (USA edition)
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November 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Third Degree: A Novel
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 0-7432-9250-2 / 978-0-7432-9250-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Third Degree
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 0-7394-8970-4 / 978-0-7394-8970-3 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Third Degree (Earthbound 2)
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 0-00-754663-7 / 978-0-00-754663-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Third Degree: A Novel
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 1-4516-4775-1 / 978-1-4516-4775-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Third Degree
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 0-340-92059-9 / 978-0-340-92059-6 (UK edition)
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September 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Third Degree (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 1-59413-288-7 / 978-1-59413-288-9 (USA edition)
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September 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Third Degree
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 1-4165-9929-0 / 978-1-4165-9929-6 (USA edition)
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September 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Third Degree: A Novel
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 1-4165-2454-1 / 978-1-4165-2454-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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April 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Third Degree
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 1-4165-6423-3 / 978-1-4165-6423-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon + Schuster Inc.
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November 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Third Degree
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 0-340-92058-0 / 978-1-4165-6631-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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November 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Third Degree: A Novel
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 1-4165-6631-7 / 978-1-4165-6631-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Audio Editions

November 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Third Degree
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 1-5012-2961-3 / 978-1-5012-2961-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Third Degree
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 1-5012-2960-5 / 978-1-5012-2960-2 (USA edition)
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May 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Third Degree
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ISBN: 1-5012-2962-1 / 978-1-5012-2962-6 (USA edition)
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March 2015 : USA Audio CD

Title: Third Degree
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 1-5012-4049-8 / 978-1-5012-4049-2 (USA edition)
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October 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Third Degree
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 1-4915-4523-2 / 978-1-4915-4523-2 (USA edition)
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December 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Third Degree
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 1-4805-5686-6 / 978-1-4805-5686-7 (USA edition)
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December 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Third Degree
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ISBN: 1-4805-5687-4 / 978-1-4805-5687-4 (USA edition)
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January 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Third Degree
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ISBN: 1-4558-0264-6 / 978-1-4558-0264-7 (USA edition)
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October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Third Degree
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October 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Third Degree
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September 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Third Degree
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ISBN: 1-4233-1810-2 / 978-1-4233-1810-1 (USA edition)
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September 2008 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Third Degree
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 0-7531-3244-3 / 978-0-7531-3244-9 (UK edition)
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September 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Third Degree
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 0-7531-3245-1 / 978-0-7531-3245-6 (UK edition)
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July 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Third Degree
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July 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Third Degree
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November 2007 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Third Degree
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 1-4233-1802-1 / 978-1-4233-1802-6 (USA edition)
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November 2007 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Third Degree
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 1-4233-1805-6 / 978-1-4233-1805-7 (USA edition)
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November 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Third Degree
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 1-4233-1803-X / 978-1-4233-1803-3 (USA edition)
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November 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Third Degree
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 1-4233-1804-8 / 978-1-4233-1804-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Third Degree
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 1-4233-1809-9 / 978-1-4233-1809-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2007 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Third Degree
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 1-4233-1806-4 / 978-1-4233-1806-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2007 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Third Degree
Author(s): Greg Iles
ISBN: 1-4233-1801-3 / 978-1-4233-1801-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Third Degree
Author(s): Greg Iles
Publisher: HarperCollins
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November 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Third Degree: A Novel
Author(s): Greg Iles
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA