Violence in many forms comes to Tibbehah County - and this time it may be more than Quinn Colson can handle - in the new novel from New York Times-bestselling Southern crime master Ace Atkins.
'Atkins's Quinn Colson series is, quite simply, the best in crime fiction today - and also so much more . . . unforgettable' Megan Abbott
The Pritchards had never been worth a damn - an evil, greedy family who made their living dealing drugs and committing mayhem. Years ago, Colson's late uncle had put the clan's patriarch in prison, but now he's getting out, with revenge, power, and family business on his mind. To make matters worse, a shady trucking firm with possible ties to the Gulf Coast syndicate has moved into Tibbehah, and they have their own methods of intimidation.
With his longtime deputy Lillie Virgil now working up in Memphis, Quinn Colson finds himself having to fall back on some brand-new deputies to help him out, but with Old West-style violence breaking out, and his own wedding on the horizon, this is without a doubt Colson's most trying time as sheriff. Cracks are opening up all over the county, and shadowy figures are crawling out through them - and they're all heading directly for him.
Quinn Colson is an American hero in a time when we need him. - C.J. BOX
Quinn Colson is my kind of guy. I would follow him anywhere - LEE CHILD
Ace Atkins is one of the best crime writers at work today. - MICHAEL CONNELLY
A former journalist who cut his teeth as a crime reporter in the newsroom of The Tampa Tribune, he published his first novel, Crossroad Blues, at 27 and became a full-time novelist at 30.
While at the Tribune, Ace earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination for a feature series based on his investigation into a forgotten murder of the 1950s. The story became the core of his critically acclaimed novel, White Shadow, which earned raves from noted authors and critics. In his next novels, Wicked City, Devil's Garden, and Infamous, blended first-hand interviews and original research into police and court records with tightly woven plots and incisive characters. The historical novels told great American stories by weaving fact and fiction into a colorful, seamless tapestry.
Ace lives on a historic farm outside Oxford, Mississippi with his family.