Ace is a quintessential storyteller. He takes us to the back waters of Mississippi and seduces us with his wonderful, oh-so-human characters. So richly drawn that we fall in love with every one of them. Quinn Colson, the ex-war hero turned part-time sheriff’s deputy; Lillie Virgil, the female Sheriff with a no-nonsense-get-things-done attitude, lashing the bad guys with a dirty mouth. A train load of other fascinating, and sometimes funny, cast of characters. My favorite type of book; one in which I can revisit the environs and the people and read about what they’ve been up to since I last visited.
And the funny thing is you had no interest in visiting these little one horse towns such as Blackjack, Sugar Ditch, and Jericho; much less meet all these rednecks. But if you trust me not to steer you wrong, you’ll definitely enjoy yourself in the new book by Ace Atkins, The Innocents.
(A preview from amazon.com) ‘Quinn Colson didn’t owe his home town of Jericho, Mississippi, a damn thing. After serving for more than a decade as a U.S. Army Ranger, he’d returned, been elected sheriff, and tried to make the town and surrounding Tibbehah county a better place. He was rewarded with being voted out of office, and went back to the war zone he’d left. Now, back in Jericho, trying to fix things with his still-married high school girlfriend and retired Hollywood stuntman father, he’s drawn to becoming a lawman again. This time, he accepts a badge from acting Sheriff Lillie Virgil, a foul-mouthed law woman with shades of Calamity Jane. But what they must confront together is something brand-new. When a former high school cheerleader is found walking a back road completely engulfed in flames…..’
The mystery aspect is just too delicious. I never saw it coming…who really killed the cheerleader. Atkins takes us on a twisted road of investigative prowess.
And let us not forget Ace Atkins is the same writer who has kept Robert Parker’s books alive. He writes as Parker so fans can continue to enjoy another brilliant storyteller.
I highly recommend Ace’s latest offering. You won’t regret it!! Released July 12th.
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