The Broken Places

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2013 - Fiction - 358 pages
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The remarkable third novel in the ?harrowing” (Associated Press), ?killer” (Minneapolis Star Tribune) new series about the real Deep South from the New York Times?bestselling author.

A year after becoming sheriff, Quinn Colson is faced with the release of an infamous murderer from prison. Jamey Dixon comes back to Jericho preaching redemption, and some believe him; but for the victim's family, the only thought is revenge.

Another group who doesn't believe him?the men in prison from Dixon's last job, an armored car robbery. They're sure he's gone back to grab the hidden money, so they do the only thing they can: break out and head straight to Jericho themselves.

Colson and his deputy, Lillie, know they've got their work cut out for them. But they don't count on one more unwelcome visitor: a tornado that causes havoc just as events come to a head. Communications are down, the roads are impassable?and the rule of law is just about to snap.

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User Review  - bjkelley - LibraryThing

While the character of Quinn Colson is not that interesting to me, Atkins is such a skilful writer that he can make me get invested in the character (I've read the complete series, this one out of ... Read full review

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User Review  - shelleyraec - LibraryThing

The Broken Places is the third gripping book by Ace Atkins to feature former Army Ranger Quinn Colson, now Sheriff of Tebbehah County in rural northeast Mississippi. "I say it's hell being Sherrif in ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

ACE ATKINS is the author of eleven previous books, including two Quinn Colson novels, The Ranger—nominated for the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Novel—and The Lost Ones. In addition, he has been selected by the Robert B. Parker estate to continue the Spenser novels, the first of which, Robert B. Parker's Lullaby, was a New York Times bestseller. He lives on a farm outside Oxford, Mississippi.

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