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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Book Review: The Redeemers by Ace Atkins

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge,from GP Putnam, via edelweiss, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

Travel down South, into Mississippi,
with this mystery!

The Redeemers cover


He is only in his early thirties, but now Quinn Colson is jobless—voted out of office as sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, thanks to the machinations of county kingpin Johnny Stagg. He has offers, in bigger and better places, but before he goes, he’s got one more job to do—bring down Stagg’s criminal operations for good.

At least that’s the plan. But in the middle of the long, hot summer, a trio of criminals stage a bold, wall-smashing break-in at the home of a local lumber mill owner, making off with a million dollars in cash from his safe, which is curious, because the mill owner is wealthy—but not that wealthy. None of this has anything to do with Colson, but during the investigation, two men are killed, one of them the new sheriff. His friend, acting sheriff Lillie Virgil, and a dangerous former flame, Anna Lee Stevens, both ask him to step in, and reluctantly he does, only to discover that that safe contained more than just money—it held secrets.

Secrets that could either save Colson—or destroy him once and for all.


in this latest Colson novel, Quinn has lost the Sheriff's election and is in transition, both with his personal (family and love) and professional life. But before he can get them figured out, he gets dragged into a mystery that has more twists and turns than he likes. And ten suddenly things ahve changed and all the survival skills Quinn possesses are needed to rescue those dear to him, and to solve the mystery. I love this series for its local flavor, as Atkins gets all the Southern nuances right, and Quinn is a very likable character, and it will be interesting to see where Atkins takes him next!

About the Author:

Ace Atkins is the New York Times Bestselling author of seventeen novels, including the forthcoming Robert B. Parker's KickbackOne of the best crime writers working today, Ace has been nominated for every major award in crime fiction, including the Edgar twice for novels about former U.S. Army Ranger Quinn Colson. A former newspaper reporter and SEC football player, Ace also writes essays and investigative pieces for several national magazines including Outside and Garden & Gun.

He lives in Oxford, Mississippi with his family, where he's friend to many dogs and several bartenders.Find out more about Ace and his novels on his official website: aceatkins.com, on Facebook Ace Atkins, and on Twitter @aceatkins.

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