The Shameless

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Little, Brown Book Group, Jul 11, 2019 - Cold cases (Criminal investigation) - 464 pages
Twenty years ago, teenager Brandon Taylor walked into the Big Woods north of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, and never returned. For former Army Ranger-turned-sheriff Quinn Colson, the Taylor case has particular meaning. As a ten-year-old, Colson had been lost in those same woods, and came back from them alive and a local legend. Years later, bones of a child are found in the woods, confirming for many the end to the Taylor story. As the case reopens, some point fingers to Quinn's uncle, the former sheriff, who took his own life in a cloud of corruption and shame. Still, Quinn's wife, Maggie, can't believe it. As a childhood friend of the Taylor boy, she thinks there's a darker conspiracy at work. Letters she receives from a mysterious inmate at a Tennessee state pen may hold the answers. With a heated election for governor on the horizon and the strengthening of a criminal syndicate's death grip on the state, Quinn's search for answers will upset the corruption that's plagued his home since before he came back from Afghanistan. Greed, false piety, power, bigotry, and dirty deals make for a dangerous mix he knows all too well.

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User Review  - bjkelley - LibraryThing

What more can I say? Ace Atkins writes the Quinn Colson books in his own voice and is able to write the Robert B Parker Spenser books in Parker's voice, both excellent. I gave The Shameless an extra 1/2 star for the character who was obsessed with Miss Kitty from Gunsmoke. Read full review

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User Review  - kbranfield - LibraryThing

4.5 stars. The Shameless by Ace Atkins is an action-packed mystery set in a small Mississippi town. Although this latest release is the ninth installment in the Quinn Colson series, it can be read as ... Read full review

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