Friday, July 28, 2017

Review ~ THE FALLEN by Ace Atkins

The Fallen (Quinn Colson Novel, #7)
by: Ace Atkins
Series: Quinn Colson
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Release Date: July 17, 2017
Publisher: Penguin/G.P. Putnam’s Sons

A classic southern tale of backroom deals, tainted honor, dysfunctional family, high-stakes greed—and everyday heroism—from the New York Times–bestselling author.
Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson had to admit he admired the bank robbers. A new bank was hit almost every week, and the robbers rushed in and out with such skill and precision it reminded him of raids he’d led back in Afghanistan and Iraq when he was an army ranger. In fact, it reminded him so much of the techniques in the Ranger Handbook that he couldn’t help wondering if the outlaws were former Rangers themselves.

And that was definitely going to be a problem. If he stood any chance of catching them, he was going to need the help of old allies, new enemies, and a lot of luck. The enemies he had plenty of. It was the allies and the luck that were going to be in woefully short supply.

The Fallen is the third book that I have read by Ace Atkins in relation to the Quinn Colson Novels.  As with the other two, I was thoroughly entertained.  The way that the Southern people of Mississippi are depicted is hilarious.   You never know what will be said or done. Some of the characters are too fearless for their own good and they know how to serve up some Southern Fried Justice.  You do not need to have read the other books to enjoy this one, but you would know a lot more about Tibbehah county and its residence if you did.

This time, Quinn Colson has been re-elected as Sheriff.  In between apprehending someone robbing the local Dollar Store and searching for some masked bank robbers, Quinn has his hands full.  The bank robbers are clearly trained military and have a connection to Quinn that will take him a while to figure out.  In addition, local politics have him at odds with the County Supervisors and the local Gentlemen’s Club that is ran by a very feisty red-head.  To add insult to injury, Quinn’s sister Caddy is adamant about finding two young girls who disappeared.  There is a lot going on but somehow it all comes together nicely.  Ace Atkins does an amazing job of keeping everything on track and makes you feel like you are smack dab in the center of town interacting with all of the country boys and girls.  And man, do they provide some serious entertainment and funny sayings.  There is also a sense of family that I really appreciate.

Once again, Ace Atkins has found a way to reel you into this world of utter and complete country chaos.  Once I started reading, I couldn’t put the book down.  Despite how serious some of the material is, it was dialed down with a lot of hometown humor.  I look forward to the next book in the series.  There’s plenty left for Quinn to get into.

**Received a copy from Penguin Group/G.P. Putnam’s Son and voluntarily reviewed.**

Rating: 4.5

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