A classic southern tale of backroom deals, tainted honor, dysfunctional family, high-stakes greed and everyday heroism from the New York Times best-selling author.
Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson had to admit he admired the bank robbers. A new bank was hit almost every week, and the robbers rushed in and out with such skill and precision it reminded him of raids he’d led back in Afghanistan and Iraq when he was an army ranger. In fact, it reminded him so much of the techniques in the Ranger Handbook that he couldn’t help wondering if the outlaws were former Rangers themselves. And that was definitely going to be a problem. If he stood any chance of catching them, he was going to need the help of old allies, new enemies and a lot of luck. The enemies he had plenty of. It was the allies and the luck that were going to be in woefully short supply.
Ace Atkins is the author of twenty-one books, including seven 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 six New York Times best-selling 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.