Ace Atkins

1 Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic

Author : Ace Atkins
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  British Detectives 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2018-05-01
Description :  <b>Iconic, tough-but-tender Boston PI Spenser delves into the black market art scene to investigate a decades-long unsolved crime of dangerous proportions.</b><br /><br />The heist was legendary, still talked about twenty years after the priceless paintings disappeared from one of Boston's premier art museums. Most thought the art was lost forever, buried deep, sold off overseas, or, worse, destroyed as incriminating evidence. But when paint chips from the most valuable piece stolen, <i>Gentlemen in Black</i> by a Spanish master, arrives at the desk of a Boston journalist, the museum finds hope and enlists Spenser's help. <br /><br />Soon the cold art case thrusts Spenser into the shady world of black market art dealers, aged Mafia bosses, and old vendettas. A five-million-dollar-reward by the museum's top benefactor, an aged, unlikable Boston socialite, sets Spenser and pals Vinnie Morris and Hawk onto a trail of hidden secrets, jailhouse confessions, and decades-old murders. <br /><br />Set against the high-society art scene and the low-life back alleys of Boston, this is classic Spenser doing what he does best.

2 Robert B. Parker's Wonderland

Author : Ace Atkins
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-05-07
Description :  <b>Old friends. Small favors. Bitter rivals. Stirred together, it all makes for one explosive cocktail in this <i>New York Times</i> bestselling thriller that has Spenser feeling the heat...</b><br /><br />Henry Cimoli and Spenser have been friends for years, yet the old boxing trainer has never asked the private eye for a favor. Until now. A developer is trying to buy up Henry's condo on Revere Beach—with a push from local thugs. Soon Spenser and his apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, are on the trail of a mysterious woman, a megalomaniacal Las Vegas kingpin, and a shady plan to turn a chunk of land north of Boston into a sprawling casino. As alliances shift and twisted dreams surface, the Boston political machine looks to end Spenser's investigation one way or another—and once and for all.

3 Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn

Author : Ace Atkins
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  British Detectives 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-05-03
Description :  <b>Boston PI Spenser faces a hot case and a personal crisis in this adventure in Robert B. Parker’s iconic <i>New York Times&#xa0;</i>bestselling series.<br /></b><br />The fire at a boarded-up Catholic church raged hot and fast, lighting up Boston’s South End and killing three firefighters who were trapped in the inferno. A year later, as the city prepares to honor their sacrifice, there are still no answers about how the deadly fire started. Most at the department believe it was just a simple accident: faulty wiring in a century-old building. But Boston firefighter Jack McGee, who lost his best friend in the blaze, suspects arson. <br /><br />McGee is convinced department investigators aren’t sufficiently connected to the city’s lowlifes to get a handle on who's behind the blaze—so he takes the case to Spenser. Spenser quickly learns not only that McGee might be right, but that the fire might be linked to a rash of new arsons, spreading through the city, burning faster and hotter every night. Spenser follows the trail of fires to Boston’s underworld, bringing him, his trusted ally Hawk, and his apprentice Sixkill toe-to-toe with a dangerous new enemy who wants Spenser dead, and doesn’t play by the city’s old rules. Spenser has to find the firebug before he kills again—and stay alive himself.

4 Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot

Author : Ace Atkins
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-05-06
Description :  <b>“Atkins gives Robert B. Parker’s long-running series one of its best installments to date” (Bookreporter.com) as Spenser investigates the kidnapping of a football player’s son.</b><br /><br /> Kinjo Heywood is one of the New England Patriots’ marquee players—a hard-nosed linebacker who’s earned his standing as one of the toughest guys in the league. He may be worth millions but his connection to a nightclub shooting two years before is still putting a dangerous spin on his life, and his career.<br /><br /> When Heywood’s nine-year-old son, Akira, is kidnapped, and a winding trail through Boston’s underworld begins, Spenser puts together his own all-star team of toughs. It will take both Hawk and Spenser’s protégé, Zebulon Sixkill, to watch Spenser’s back. Because Heywood’s next unpredictable move puts everyone in jeopardy as the clock winds down on Akira’s future.

5 The Ranger

Author : Ace Atkins
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2011-06-09
Description :  <b>THE FIRST NOVEL IN ACE ATKINS’&#xa0;<i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLING QUINN COLSON SERIES.<br /><br />“In Quinn Colson, bestselling author Ace Atkins has created an American hero in a time when we need him.”—C. J. Box&#xa0;<br /><br /></b>After years of war, Army Ranger Quinn Colson 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.<br /><br /> In the days that follow, 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.

6 Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies

Author : Ace Atkins
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  British Detectives 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-05-02
Description :  <b>Boston PI Spenser and right hand Hawk follow a con man’s trail of smoke and mirrors in this thrilling entry in Robert B. Parker’s long-running series.</b><br />&#xa0;<br />Connie Kelly thought she’d found her perfect man on an online dating site. She fell so hard for handsome, mysterious M. Brooks Welles that she wrote him a check for almost three hundred thousand dollars, hoping for a big return on her investment. But within weeks, both Welles and her money are gone. Her therapist, Dr. Susan Silverman, hands her Spenser’s card...<br />&#xa0;<br />A self-proclaimed military hotshot, Welles had been a frequent guest on national news shows speaking with authority about politics and world events. When he disappears, he leaves not only a jilted lover but a growing list of angry investors, duped cops, and a team of paramilitary contractors looking for revenge. <br /><br />Enter Spenser, who quickly discovers that Welles’ name, résumé, and client list are nothing but an elaborate fraud. As he follows the mystery man’s trail from Boston to backroads Georgia, Spenser will need help from trusted allies Hawk and Teddy Sapp to make sure Welles’s next con is his last.

7 The Lost Ones

Author : Ace Atkins
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-05-31
Description :  <b>Fans of <i>Justified</i> and James Lee Burke will love Mississippi lawman Quinn Colson in this&#xa0;Edgar® Award Nominee for Best Novel&#xa0;from the author of </b><i><b>The Ranger...</b></i><br /><br />When Army Ranger Quinn Colson, the new sheriff of Tibbehah County, is called out to investigate a child abuse case, what he finds is a horrifying scene of neglect, thirteen empty cribs, and a shoe box full of money. Janet and Ramon Torres seem to have skipped town—but Colson’s sure they’ll come back for the cash.<br /><br />Meanwhile, Colson’s sister has returned—clean and sober for good, she says. His friend Boom has been drinking himself into oblivion and picking fights at the local bar. And his old flame is pregnant. But Colson can’t focus on his personal problems. He and Deputy Lillie Virgil are convinced that Janet and Ramon have a taste for guns, drugs, and human trafficking. Soon Colson and Virgil find a link between the fugitive couple and a drug cartel that controls most of the Texas border, taking their investigation far beyond the rough hills of northeast Mississippi...

8 The Forsaken

Author : Ace Atkins
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-07-24
Description :  <b>Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson attempts to root out small town corruption in this gritty crime thriller in Ace Atkins’ acclaimed <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Thirty-six years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi, with nothing but the clothes on his back and a pair of paratrooper boots. Less than two days later, he was accused of rape and murder, hunted down by a self-appointed posse, and lynched.<br /><br /> Now evidence has surfaced of his innocence, and county sheriff Quinn Colson sets out not only to identify the stranger’s remains, but to charge those responsible for the lynching. As he starts to uncover old lies and dirty secrets, though, he runs up against fierce opposition from those with the most to lose—and they can play dirty themselves.<br /><br /> Soon Colson will find himself accused of terrible crimes, and the worst part is, the accusations just might stick. As the two investigations come to a head, it is anybody’s guess who will prevail—or even come out of it alive.

9 The Broken Places

Author : Ace Atkins
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-05-30
Description :  <b>In the third gripping crime novel in Ace Atkins’s <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series, small town sheriff Quinn Colson takes on deadly criminals and even deadlier weather...<br /></b><br /> A year after becoming sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, Quinn Colson is faced with a pardoned killer’s return to Jericho. Jamey Dixon now preaches redemption and forgiveness, but the family of the woman he was convicted of killing isn’t buying it. They warn Quinn that his sister’s relationship with Dixon could be fatal. Others don’t think the new preacher is a changed man, either—a couple of dangerous convicts who confided in Dixon about an armored car robbery believe he’s after the money they hid. So they do the only thing they can: break out and head straight to Jericho, leaving a trail of bodies in their wake.<br /><br /> Colson and his deputy, Lillie, have their work cut out for them. But they don’t count on one more unwelcome visitor: a tornado that causes havoc just as the manhunt heats up. Communications are down, the roads are impassable—and the rule of law is just about to snap.

10 The Innocents

Author : Ace Atkins
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-07-12
Description :  <b>Quinn Colson returns to Jericho, Mississippi, and gets pulled back into a world of greed and violence in this gritty, darkly comic tale from&#xa0;<i>New York Times&#xa0;</i>bestselling Southern crime master Ace Atkins.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br />After being voted out of office and returning to the war zone he’d left behind, Quinn Colson is back in Jericho,&#xa0;trying to fix things with his still-married high school girlfriend and retired Hollywood stuntman father. Quinn knows he doesn't owe his hometown a damn thing, but he can't resist the pull of becoming a lawman again and accepts a badge from his former colleague,&#xa0;foul-mouthed acting Sheriff&#xa0;Lillie Virgil. Both officers have fought corruption in Tibbehah County before, but the case they must confront now is nothing like they've ever seen...<br /><br />When a former high school cheerleader is found walking a back road completely engulfed in flames, everyone in Jericho wants answers for the senseless act of violence.&#xa0;As Quinn and Lillie uncover old secrets and new lies, the entire town turns against them, and they soon learn that the most dangerous enemies may be the ones you trust most.

11 The Fallen

Author : Ace Atkins
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2017-07-18
Description :  <b>From <i>New York Times&#xa0;</i>bestselling author Ace Atkins comes a rollicking crime novel of brazen thieves, good ole boy politicians, truck stop women—and one decent man crazy enough to fight them all...</b><br /> &#xa0;<br />The bank robbers wreaking havoc across the South are carrying out their heists with such skill and precision that they remind Tibbehah County Sheriff Quinn Colson of the raids he once led as an Army Ranger. In fact, their techniques are so like the ones in the&#xa0;<i>Ranger Handbook</i>&#xa0;that he can’t help wondering if the outlaws are former Rangers themselves.<br /><br />And that’s definitely going to be a problem. If Colson stands any chance of catching them, he’s going to need the help of old allies, new enemies, and a lot of luck. The enemies, he has plenty of. It’s the allies and the luck that are in woefully short supply...

12 The Redeemers

Author : Ace Atkins
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-07-21
Description :  <b>In this “morbidly funny”(<i>The New York Times</i>)&#xa0;thriller in Ace Atkin’s&#xa0;southern crime series, former Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson might be out of a job—but that doesn't mean he’s staying out of trouble...</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Quinn Colson is unemployed—voted out of his position as sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi. He has offers in bigger and better places, but before he goes, Colson’s got one more job to do—bring down county kingpin Johnny Stagg’s criminal operations for good.<br /><br />At least that's the plan.&#xa0;But in the middle of the long, hot summer, somebody smashes through the house of a wealthy mill owner, making off with a safe full of money and shooting a deputy. As Deputy Lillie Virgil hunts the criminals and draws Colson in, other people join the chase, too, but with a much more personal motive. For that safe contained more than just money—it held secrets. And as Colson well knows, some secrets can kill.

13 The Sinners

Author : Ace Atkins
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Release Date :  2018-07-17
Description :  <b><b>In the new novel from </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b>-bestselling crime master Ace Atkins, violence comes in many forms...and this time it may be more than Quinn Colson can handle.</b></b><br /><br />The Pritchards had never been worth a damn--an evil, greedy family who made their living dealing drugs and committing mayhem. Years ago, Colson's late uncle had put the clan's patriarch in prison, but now he's getting out, with revenge, power, and family business on his mind. To make matters worse, a shady trucking firm with possible ties to the Gulf Coast syndicate has moved into Tibbehah, and they have their own methods of intimidation.<br /><br />With his longtime deputy Lillie Virgil now working up in Memphis, Quinn Colson finds himself having to fall back on some brand-new deputies to help him out, but with Old West-style violence breaking out, and his own wedding on the horizon, this is without a doubt Colson's most trying time as sheriff. Cracks are opening up all over the county, and shadowy figures are crawling out through them--and they're all heading directly for him.

14 Infamous

Author : Ace Atkins
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Historical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-04-15
Description :  <b>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of the Quinn Colson series comes a fast, funny, violent noir novel based on the crimes of George&#xa0;“Machine Gun”&#xa0;Kelly.</b><br /><br /> In July 1933, a gangster&#xa0;staged the kidnapping-for-ransom of an Oklahoma oilman. He would live to regret it. What started clean soon turns messy as two of “Machine Gun”&#xa0;Kelly's partners cut themselves into the action, a determined former Texas Ranger makes tracking Kelly his mission, and his wife, ever alert to her own self-interest, starts playing both sides...&#xa0;<br /><br />Set in the first days of the modern FBI, <i>Infamous</i> is a passionate blend of historical novel and crime story featuring an unexpected hero, some of the most colorful supporting characters in recent crime fiction, and unforgettable femme fatale Kathryn Kelly—the Lady Macbeth of Depression-era crime.

15 Robert B. Parker's Kickback

Author : Ace Atkins
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-05-19
Description :  <b>P.I. Spenser, knight-errant of the Back Bay, returns in this stellar addition to the iconic <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling series from author Ace Atkins.</b><br /><br />What started out as a joke landed seventeen-year-old Dillon Yates in a lockdown juvenile facility in Boston Harbor. When he set up a prank Twitter account for his vice principal, he never dreamed he could be brought up on criminal charges, but that’s exactly what happened.<br /><br />This is Blackburn, Massachusetts, where zero tolerance for minors is a way of life.<br /><br />Leading the movement is tough-as-nails Judge Joe Scali, who gives speeches about getting tough on today’s wild youth. But Dillon’s mother, who knows other Blackburn kids who are doing hard time for minor infractions, isn’t buying Scali’s line. She hires Spenser to find the truth behind the draconian sentencing.<br /><br />From the Harbor Islands to a gated Florida community, Spenser and trusted ally Hawk follow a trail through the Boston underworld with links to a shadowy corporation that runs New England’s private prisons. They eventually uncover a culture of corruption and cover-ups in the old mill town, where hundreds of kids are sent off to for-profit juvie jails.

16 Robert B. Parker's Lullaby

Author : Ace Atkins
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-05-01
Description :  <b>“Handpicked by the Parker estate to be the keeper of the flame for the Spenser franchise, award-winning author Ace Atkins…rises flawlessly to the occasion.”—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /><br />When fourteen-year-old Mattie Sullivan asks Spenser to look into her mother’s murder, he’s not convinced by her claim that the wrong man was convicted. Mattie is street-smart, wise beyond her years, and now left to care for her younger siblings and an alcoholic grandmother in a dilapidated apartment in South Boston. But her need for closure and her determination to make things right hits Spenser where he lives. <br /><br />As Spenser becomes more involved, he thinks that Mattie may be onto something after all. And he’s going to need the help of his friend Hawk to find peace for Mattie—a job that’s more dangerous than he ever thought.

17 Devil's Garden

Author : Ace Atkins
Genre :  Hard-Boiled  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-04-02
Description :  <b>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of the Quinn Colson series comes a noir crime classic about one of the most notorious trials in American history.</b><i><br /><br />San Francisco, September 1921</i>: Silent-screen comedy star Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle is throwing a wild party in his suite at the St. Francis Hotel-girls, jazz, bootleg hooch...and a dead actress named Virginia Rappe. <br /><br /> The D.A. says it was Arbuckle who killed her—crushed her under his weight—and brings him up on manslaughter charges. William Randolph Hearst's newspapers stir up the public and demand a guilty verdict. <br /><br /> In desperation, Arbuckle's defense team hires an operative from the famed Pinkerton detective agency to investigate and, they hope, discover the truth. The agent's name is Dashiell Hammett... and what he discovers will change American legal history—and his own life—forever

18 Crossroad Blues

Author : Ace Atkins
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Hard-Boiled 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2011-07-06
Description :  Nick Travers is back where it all began.<br /> Years after The Philadelphia Inquirer proclaimed Crossroad Blues “an impressive debut by a promising new talent,” the acclaimed crime novel is back in print.<br /> A modern, Southern re-invention of The Maltese Falcon, Crossroad Blues won noir fans with its nod to the masters and thrilled readers with a wild ride along Highway 61. It’s here that we first meet Nick Travers, an ex-New Orleans Saint turned Tulane University blues historian. Nick searches for the lost recordings of 1930s bluesman Robert Johnson—and a missing colleague—and finds trouble at every turn.<br /> The cast of characters includes a red-headed siren, an Elvis-worshipping hitman, Johnson’s ghost, and the Mississippi Delta itself. A decade later, Crossroad Blues still sings.

19 Leavin' Trunk Blues

Author : Ace Atkins
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Music 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-01-09
Description :  "If the streets of Chicago's South Side could talk, they would probably speak in the cracked voices of the bluesmen who shuffle through [this] soulful mystery." – The New York Times Book Review<br /><br /> In the 1950s, Ruby Walker boarded the Illinois Central from Mississippi to the Promised Land – Chicago. She became one of the greatest blues singers the city has ever known, only to lose everything when she was convicted of murdering her lover and producer, Billy Lyons, in 1959. She's been locked in a prison cell ever since.<br /> Now, a flickering hope emerges for Walker in the form of letters from a Tulane University blues historian named Nick Travers. She agrees to an interview only in exchange for him checking out what she calls the truth behind Lyons's last hours.<br /> Travers soon learns there are those who still want the details of Lyons's death to remain hidden in the rubble of the blighted neighborhoods.<br /> First published in print in 2000, this second book in the Nick Travers series remains a classic.<br /><br /> "Atkins makes the unseen parts of New Orleans and Chicago really come alive ... a major player in the mystery genre."

20 White Shadow

Author : Ace Atkins
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2006-05-04
Description :  <b>“This book succeeds both as a first-rate historical novel and as a superb crime story. It packs the emotional wallop of Dennis Lehane’s&#xa0;<i>Mystic River</i>. It is as gritty as James Ellroy’s&#xa0;<i>L.A. Confidential</i>. And yet, the prose is as lyrical as James Lee Burke’s&#xa0;<i>Crusader’s Cross</i>. With&#xa0;<i>White Shadow</i>, Atkins has found his true voice.”—Associated Press</b><br /><br />1955: Tampa, Florida is a city pulsing with Sicilian and Cuban gangsters, cigar factories, sweet rum, and violence. The death of retired kingpin Charlie Wall—the White Shadow—has shocked the city, sending cops, reporters, and associates scrambling to find those responsible. As the trail winds through neighborhoods rich and poor, enmeshing the innocent and corrupt alike all the way down to the streets and casinos of Havana, an extraordinary story of revenge, honor, and greed emerges. For Charlie Wall had his secrets—secrets that if discovered could destroy a criminal empire and ignite a revolution.

21 Last Fair Deal Gone Down: A Nick Travers Graphic Novel

Author : Ace Atkins & Marco Finnegan
Genre :  Graphic Novels  Books  Comics & Graphic Novels 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2018-04-18
Description :  From New York Times-bestselling author, Ace Atkins, comes the graphic novel adaptation of his Edgar Award-nominated story featuring New Orleans blues historian/detective Nick Travers.<br /><br /> It's Christmas in New Orleans. For many, it's the best season of the year. But instead of spending time with the people he cares about, Nick Travers is investigating the death of his friend, Fats. At first it appears that Fats took his own life, but Nick quickly discovers that the saxophone is missing from Fats' apartment. He soon learns that there is more to the story than a simple suicide, and the woman who Fats had been paying to keep him company may hold the answers.

22 Crossroad Blues: A Nick Travers Graphic Novel

Author : Ace Atkins & Marco Finnegan
Genre :  Graphic Novels  Books  Comics & Graphic Novels 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2018-04-25
Description :  After a New Orleans college professor goes missing while searching for the rumored lost recordings of bluesman Robert Johnson—who, as legend has it, sold his soul to the devil at a Mississippi crossroads—Nick Travers is sent to find him. Clues point to everyone from an eccentric albino named Cracker to a hitman who believes he is the second coming of Elvis Presley. From the Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist turned New York Times bestselling author ACE ATKINS, and artist MARCO FINNEGAN, comes a thrilling tale of crime and mystery that brings the history of the blues and the Mississippi Delta to life on every page.

23 Wicked City

Author : Ace Atkins
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2008-04-10
Description :  <b>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of the Quinn Colson series comes a “noir crime classic”(<i>Mystery Ink</i>) about one of the most notorious towns in American history.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br />When crime-fighting attorney Albert Patterson is gunned down in a Phenix City, Alabama, alley in the spring of 1954, the entire town seems to pause for just a moment—and when it starts up again, there is something different about it. A small group of men meet and decide they have had enough, but what that means and where it will take them is something they could not have foreseen. Over the course of the next several months, lives will change, people die, and unexpected heroes emerge—like “a Randolph Scott western,” one of them remarks, “played out not with horses and Winchesters, but with Chevys and .38s and switchblades.”<br /><br />Peopled by an extraordinary cast of characters, both real and fictional, <i>Wicked City</i> is a novel of uncommon intensity, rich with atmosphere, filled with sensuality and surprise.

24 Les Cris du Mississippi

Author : Ace Atkins
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $18.99
Release Date :  2015-05-13
Description :  Quinn Colson, ranger vétéran d’Irak et d’Afghanistan, est le nouveau shérif du comté de Tibbehah, dans le nord du Mississippi. Il est chargé d’enquêter sur un cas de maltraitance d’enfant. Quand il arrive sur la propriété de Janet et Ramón Torres, les tuteurs, il découvre une scène qui dépasse l’entendement : une horde de chiens galeux attachés dans des cages souillées, treize couffins vides, des tas de détritus qui jonchent le sol de la maison décrépie, et surtout une boîte en carton pleine de dollars. Il est sûr que les Torres vont revenir pour récupérer leur trésor.<br />Pendant ce temps-là, la sœur de Colson est rentrée au bercail, sobre et clean – d’après elle. Quant à son meilleur ami, Boom, le vétéran qui a laissé un bras à Fallujah, il s’abîme dans l’alcool et les bagarres pour oublier la guerre. Mais Quinn a d’autres chats à fouetter. Son second, Lillie Virgil, et lui-même subodorent que le couple Torres a un goût particulier pour les trafics en tout genre : armes, drogues, enfants. Il semble qu’il y ait un lien entre eux et un cartel de la drogue qui contrôle le plus gros de la frontière texane.<br /><br /><i>Traduit de l'anglais (Etats-Unis) par Jean Esch</i>



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