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This review is from: The Ranger (Quinn Colson Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
I would say that this is an accurate representation of life in a small (corrupt!) town in Mississippi and the local patois (often profane) takes some getting used to. My enjoyment increased as I got used to keeping up with the numerous 'baddies' and 'goodies' and their backgrounds and the author is skilled in creating 'atmosphere' over a very big canvas. Quinn Colson is a good lead character. A tough ex-Ranger with a 'brain' who, despite an absence from his home town of 10 years, quickly picks up the threads of corruption and criminality which involved the death of his uncle - the Sheriff. The story soon gains momentum and there are scenes of graphic violence , but also just enough family 'normality' to maintain a balance. I still think that James Lee Burke is the master story teller of the 'Deep South' crime novel, but Ace Atkins has his own distinct 'voice' and I enjoyed this book enough to get the sequel 'The Lost Ones', which I am currently reading.