In this “morbidly funny”(The New York Times) thriller in Ace Atkin’s southern crime series, former Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson might be out of a job—but that doesn't mean he’s staying out of trouble...
Quinn Colson is unemployed—voted out of his position as sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi. He has offers in bigger and better places, but before he goes, Colson’s got one more job to do—bring down county kingpin Johnny Stagg’s criminal operations for good.
At least that's the plan. But in the middle of the long, hot summer, somebody smashes through the house of a wealthy mill owner, making off with a safe full of money and shooting a deputy. As Deputy Lillie Virgil hunts the criminals and draws Colson in, other people join the chase, too, but with a much more personal motive. For that safe contained more than just money—it held secrets. And as Colson well knows, some secrets can kill.
About the Author
Ace Atkins is the New York Times bestselling author of the Quinn Colson novels, the first two of which—The Ranger and The Lost Ones—were nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel (he also has a third Edgar nomination for his short story, “Last Fair Deal Gone Down”). In addition, he is the author of several New York Times bestselling novels in the continuation of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser series. Before turning to fiction, he was a correspondent for the St. Petersburg Times, a crime reporter for the Tampa Tribune, and, in college, played defensive end for the undefeated Auburn University football team (for which he was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated). He lives in Oxford, Mississippi.
Praise for The Redeemers
“In Atkins’s morbidly funny new novel...those crazy, trash-talking clowns are truly something for the memory book.”—The New York Times Book Review
“It’s a satisfying mix of modern Southern gothic atmosphere and thrilling action, salted with crackling humor....I’ve always enjoyed the William Faulkner–meets–Raymond Chandler setting and atmosphere, and Colson is a compelling character. Atkins has also created a believable, intriguing supporting cast. This time around Atkins has cranked up the humor in the mix. The Redeemers is still dark and violent, but it boasts a passel of bumbling bad guys who made me think of some of the crooks and killers in Elmore Leonard’s books and the Coen brothers’ movies, colorful characters who are way too self-confident for their own good.”—Tampa Bay Times
“Atkins’s Quinn series has been twice nominated for an Edgar Award, and The Redeemers continues those high standards. Atkins delves deeply into each character’s motives, making each a believable person....Atkins howcases his storytelling versatility with The Redeemers.”—Associated Press
“Start on page one, and learn right off what a fine writer Atkins can be.”—Booklist
“Colson’s fifth is another wild ride for a flawed, valiant hero who’s impossible to dislike.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
More Praise For Ace Atkins’s Quinn Colson Series
“In Quinn Colson, bestselling author Ace Atkins has created an American hero in a time when we need him.”—C. J. Box
“Ace Atkins’s Quinn Colson series is, quite simply, the best in crime fiction today—and also so much more. With a rich cast of characters, and a hero we can count on, these are tales of morality and desperation, of shocking violence and the enduring resilience of family and community. And the emotional places they take us make them unforgettable.”—Megan Abbott
“Quinn Colson is my kind of guy. I would follow him anywhere.”—Lee Child
“Atkins finds his natural-born storytellers everywhere. It’s all music to these ears.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review