- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1555 KB
- Print Length: 384 pages
- Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons (July 21 2015)
- Sold by: Penguin Group USA
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00OQS4CC4
The electrifying new novel in New York Times–bestselling author Ace Atkins’s acclaimed series about the real Deep South.
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.
About the Author
Ace Atkins is the author of eight novels, including his latest, Infamous, from G.P. Putnam’s Sons.
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 now Infamous, Ace continues to carve a new a niche as both a talented storyteller and a meticulous journalist, blending first-hand interviews and original research into police and court records with tightly woven plots and incisive characters. Ace’s novels tell great American stories, weaving fact and fiction into a colorful, seamless tapestry.
Infamous, Devil’s Garden, Wicked City, and White Shadow are all very personal books for Atkins, all set in his former and current homes: San Francisco, where he lived as a child; Alabama, his family’s home and where he was born and went to college; and Tampa, where he embarked on his career as a writer and now the MidSouth where he now calls home.
Each novel contains bits of himself—friends and colleagues he once knew, people he respected or admired, family members, and personal heroes.
Right now, Ace is developing a new series for his longtime publisher—home to Tom Clancy, Patricia Cornwell, Robert Crais, John Sandford, and Robert B. Parker—set in rural Mississippi. The first of these novels will hit stores in Spring 2011.
Ace lives on a historic farm outside Oxford, Mississippi with his family.
Awesome series! I love the Quinn Colson series by Ace Atkins. The Redeemers is a fabulous addition to this series. It is the fifth.
Tibbehah County, Mississippi....corruption is always boiling over and Quinn Colson is always ready to save the day. Johnny Stagg has long run the county..until Quinn came back to town after countless tours of duty overseas. Colson had been the sheriff until he was voted out in the last election. In the opening pages of the novel, he is just ending his term. The new sheriff, Rusty, who is a former insurance salesman, has big shoes to fill.
One of Johnny Stagg's cronies is robbed in a spectacular fashion on New Years Eve. Cobb's funds from his dirty dealings are in the safe. The biggest suspect is...his former son-in-law...who the reader knows is behind the plot. Oh but this twisty plot keeps you constantly guessing at what is going to happen next. So many bad guys!
The Redeemers is released in July. It is an absorbing and action-filled read. You need to read this series. If you have not discovered him yet, Ace Atkins is an intriguing writer.