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The sinners

A Quinn Colson novel

Quinn Colson novel.
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The sinners
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New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018]
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365 pages ; 24 cm.
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A Quinn Colson novel

Quinn Colson novel.
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"Violence comes in many forms...and this time it may be more than Quinn Colson can handle. 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. 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"-- Provided by publisher.
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Summary

Summary

In the new novel from New York Times -bestselling crime master Ace Atkins, violence comes in many forms...and this time it may be more than Quinn Colson can handle.

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.


Author Notes

Ace Atkins was a correspondent for The St. Petersburg Times and a crime reporter for The Tampa Tribune. He received 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 novel White Shadow. He is the author of approximately 20 books including The Ranger, The Lost Ones, and Lullaby.

In 2011, he was selected by the Robert B. Parker estate to continue the adventures of Boston's private eye, Spenser. His books include Robert B. Parker's Wonderland, Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot, and Robert B. Parker's Kickback.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Bestseller Atkins's solid if relatively uneventful eighth novel set in Mississippi's Tibbehah County (after 2017's The Fallen) finds Sheriff Quinn Colson, a former Army Ranger, preparing for his wedding, but first he must handle a murder inquiry resulting from a power struggle between rival drug trafficking operations. Fannie Hathcock, who runs a strip bar called Vienna Place, is concerned that the Pritchard brothers, Tyler and Cody, her ostensible business partners, aren't being straight with her. Fannie sends a trusted employee, 20-year-old African-American Ordeen Davis, to check out the Pritchards' property when she believes it to be unoccupied. Unfortunately, Tyler and Cody's uncle Heath, a racist ex-con who's been jailed for selling marijuana, is on hand to spot Ordeen and shoot him in the back. Davis's mother, an old friend of Quinn's family, beseeches the sheriff to get justice for her son. Not a whole lot of interest follows. The entry works best as a long setup for major developments promised for book nine. Author tour. Agent: Esther Newberg, ICM. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

*Starred Review* The Quinn Colson series just keeps getting better and better. Its blend of country noir and badass humor is as smooth as three fingers of Gentleman Jack, and its ensemble cast is uniformly rich any of the multiple supporting characters, including Tibbehah, Mississippi, Country Sheriff Colson's best friend, Boom Kimbrough, and Colson's former deputy, now U.S. Marshal, Lillie Virgil, could easily front their own series. And, as we've remarked before, Atkins does bad guys, painting them in various shades of good and bad, from Falstaffian orneriness to satanic evil, as well as anyone in the genre. That's especially true here, as Colson tangles with two generations of the notorious Pritchard family: Uncle Heath, from the satanic side of the clan, freshly out of prison and looking to reclaim his patriarchy, and his two nephews, Cody and Tyler, race-car drivers whose marijuana-harvesting operation has grown too successful, eventually attracting the Memphis Mob. (All me and Cody wanted to do was smoke a little weed and drive real fast. What's the matter with that?) Atkins throws this gallimaufry of characters together in a roller coaster of a plot that's alternately blood-splattered and tenderhearted, the latter driven by the fact that Quinn's imminent wedding looms over the whole shebang. If you like country noir, and you haven't visited Tibbehah County, you're overdue for a road trip.--Bill Ott Copyright 2018 Booklist