the-ranger

The Ranger

by Ace Atkins

The first novel in Ace Atkins' New York Times bestselling Quinn Colson series, The Ranger introduces us to Army Ranger Quinn Colson who, after years of war, returns home to the rugged, rough hill country of northeast Mississippi to find his native Tibbehah County overrun with corruption, decay, meth runners, and violence. His uncle, the longtime county sheriff, is dead. A suicide, he’s told, but others—like tomboy deputy Lillie Virgil—whisper murder. It’s up to Colson to discover the truth, not only about his uncle, but about his family, his friends, his town, and himself. And once it’s discovered, there’s no going back for this real hero of the Deep South.


Staff Reviews

If you like your heroes imperfect and your southern crime drama authentic, try this first book in the Quinn Colson series from Ace Atkins. You'll find Tibbehah county Mississippi (a small down-on-its-luck southern town) and the gritty characters that inhabit it an addictive backdrop to the flip side of the magnolia blossom charm frequently associated with the state. Fans of Elmore Leonard ("Justified") and Craig Johnson ("Longmire") will not be disappointed.

Mike
The Ranger

Staff Reviews

If you like your heroes imperfect and your southern crime drama authentic, try this first book in the Quinn Colson series from Ace Atkins. You'll find Tibbehah county Mississippi (a small down-on-its-luck southern town) and the gritty characters that inhabit it an addictive backdrop to the flip side of the magnolia blossom charm frequently associated with the state. Fans of Elmore Leonard ("Justified") and Craig Johnson ("Longmire") will not be disappointed.

Mike