One of the best crime writers working today, Ace Atkins has been nominated for multiple major awards in crime fiction, including the Edgar three times, twice for novels about former U.S. Army Ranger Quinn Colson. He's written eight books in the Colson series, with many more to come. He continued Robert B. Parker's iconic Spenser character after Parker's death in 2010, and has added seven best-selling novels in that series. A former newspaper reporter and SEC football player, Ace also writes essays and investigative pieces for several national magazines including Time, Outside, and Garden & Gun.He lives in Oxford, Mississippi with his family, where he's friend to many dogs and several bartenders.Find out more about Ace and his novels on his official website: aceatkins.com, on Facebook Ace Atkins, and on Twitter @aceatkins.
Atkins is at the top of his game in Quinn's fourth appearance, filled with nonstop action and moral ambiguities. The sheriff's many flaws only enhance his human appeal. - Kirkus ReviewsAtkins excels in solid pacing, effective dialogue and compelling characters ... He shapes Quinn not as a superman, but as a flawed man who wants to do the right thing for his hometown. - Tulsa WorldLean prose, solid pacing, and a compelling lead distinguish bestseller Atkins's gritty fourth Quinn Colson novel. - Publishers WeeklyArticulate characters [and] a densely layered stack of stories. Atkins finds his natural-born storytellers everywhere. It's all music to these ears. - The New York Times Book ReviewAtkins excels in solid pacing, effective dialogue and compelling characters . . . [he] shapes Quinn not as a superman, but as a flawed man who wants to do the right thing for his hometown . . . The excellent Quinn Colson novels, as illustrated in "The Forsaken," are the true showcase for Atkins' storytelling skills. - Associated PressQuinn Colson is my kind of guy. I would follow him anywhere. - Lee ChildAmerican crime at its tough, atmospheric best. - September picks, Sunday Times Crime Club