Sunday, July 12, 2015

Book Review: The Redeemers by Ace Atkins

Ace Atkins in the best selling author of seventeen books and has been nominated for every major award in crime fiction.  That's a quick way of saying that he knows his way around a story and crafts compelling ones.

I had a hard time putting The Redeemers down.  This book is one in a series about Quinn Colson and it's the first one I've read.  So, having been dropped into a story in the midst I still didn't feel at all lost but rather quickly grasped the characters and setting.

Army Ranger Quinn Colson has been voted out of his sheriff's job.  But the complications are only compounding.  He must try to battle corruption in his Mississippi town (why he lost his job) while also dealing with a million dollar heist in which a local safe is cracked.

His friend has taken over the Sheriff's job and she, but even more compelling, the woman he loves (and the reason he came back to town) both beg him to help solve the case.  Family troubles, including a sister battling a severe drug problem, all muddle things up.  I love these Southern settings as well, and I can see the town in question as I'm reading.

What a great read!

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