A classic Southern tale of backroom deals, tainted honor, dysfunctional family, high-stakes greed--and everyday heroism--from the New York Times-bestselling 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.
About the Author
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-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 Fallen
“Beneath the down-home Southern trappings, fans will find Atkins' customary mixture of political corruption, true-blue policing, intimate betrayals, and wholesale violence....[P]uts a whole new spin on catharsis.”—Kirkus Reviews
“As in recent books, Atkins lightens the mood with some humor, presenting a warts-and-all portrayal of a Southern community.”—Publishers Weekly
“Action-packed and engrossing...a superb novel about corruption, politics, crime, dirty deals, and people trying to lead honest lives. Atkins delivers stronger tales with each outing.”—Associated Press
“The Fallen stands as an example of crime fiction’s ability to reflect society while completely entertaining the reader....It is Michael Mann’s Heat filtered though both Faulkner and Smokey & The Bandit, with Atkins fully engaged in every trope he loves as well as the time he is writing in.”—MysteryPeople.com
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