The Broken Places

The Broken Places

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The remarkable third novel in the "harrowing" ("Associated Press"), "killer" ("Minneapolis Star Tribune") new series about the real Deep South from the "New York Times"-bestselling author. A year after becoming sheriff, Quinn Colson is faced with the release of an infamous murderer from prison. Jamey Dixon comes back to Jericho preaching redemption, and some believe him; but for the victim's family, the only thought is revenge. Another group who doesn't believe him--the men in prison from Dixon's last job, an armored car robbery. They're sure he's gone back to grab the hidden money, so they do the only thing they can: break out and head straight to Jericho themselves. Colson and his deputy, Lillie, know they've got their work cut out for them. But they don't count on one more unwelcome visitor: a tornado that causes havoc just as events come to a head. Communications are down, the roads are impassable--and the rule of law is just about to more

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  • Hardback | 358 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 40.64mm | 544.31g
  • Putnam Adult
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0399161783
  • 9780399161780
  • 510,673

About Ace Atkins

ACE ATKINS is the author of eleven previous books, including two Quinn Colson novels, "The Ranger"--nominated for the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Novel--and "The Lost Ones." In addition, he has been selected by the Robert B. Parker estate to continue the Spenser novels, the first of which, "Robert B. Parker's Lullaby," was a "New York Times" bestseller. He lives on a farm outside Oxford, more

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Praise for "The Broken Places" "Atkins' voice is graceful and tense . . . Atkins' habit-forming series [shares] a tremendous sense of (rural) place and powerfully nuanced characterization with those of James Lee Burke, Craig Johnson, and C. J. Box."--"Booklist" "A high-tension thriller with a hero to rival Jack Reacher."--"Kirkus" "Supercool. 'Manly' writing akin to Elmore Leonard's Detroit Westerns."--"Library Journal" "Amid the full-throttle plot, Atkins never loses sight of his characters' sensitivities."--"Publishers Weekly"show more