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The sinners, Ace Atkins

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The sinners
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The sinners
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Ace Atkins
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eng
Summary
"In the new novel from New York Times-bestselling crime master Ace Atkins, violence comes in many forms...and this time it may be more than Quinn Colson can handle. 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. 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" --
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  • /* Starred Review */ The Quinn Colson series just keeps getting better and better. Its blend of country noir and badass humor is as smooth as three fingers of Gentleman Jack, and its ensemble cast is uniformly rich—any of the multiple supporting characters, including Tibbehah, Mississippi, Country Sheriff Colson’s best friend, Boom Kimbrough, and Colson’s former deputy, now U.S. Marshal, Lillie Virgil, could easily front their own series. And, as we’ve remarked before, Atkins does bad guys, painting them in various shades of good and bad, from Falstaffian orneriness to satanic evil, as well as anyone in the genre. That’s especially true here, as Colson tangles with two generations of the notorious Pritchard family: Uncle Heath, from the satanic side of the clan, freshly out of prison and looking to reclaim his patriarchy, and his two nephews, Cody and Tyler, race-car drivers whose marijuana-harvesting operation has grown too successful, eventually attracting the Memphis Mob. (“All me and Cody wanted to do was smoke a little weed and drive real fast. What’s the matter with that?”) Atkins throws this gallimaufry of characters together in a roller coaster of a plot that’s alternately blood-splattered and tenderhearted, the latter driven by the fact that Quinn’s imminent wedding looms over the whole shebang. If you like country noir, and you haven’t visited Tibbehah County, you’re overdue for a road trip. -- Bill Ott (Reviewed 7/1/2018) (Booklist, vol 114, number 21, p26)
  • Bestseller Atkins’s solid if relatively uneventful eighth novel set in Mississippi’s Tibbehah County (after 2017’s The Fallen) finds Sheriff Quinn Colson, a former Army Ranger, preparing for his wedding, but first he must handle a murder inquiry resulting from a power struggle between rival drug trafficking operations. Fannie Hathcock, who runs a strip bar called Vienna Place, is concerned that the Pritchard brothers, Tyler and Cody, her ostensible business partners, aren’t being straight with her. Fannie sends a trusted employee, 20-year-old African-American Ordeen Davis, to check out the Pritchards’ property when she believes it to be unoccupied. Unfortunately, Tyler and Cody’s uncle Heath, a racist ex-con who’s been jailed for selling marijuana, is on hand to spot Ordeen and shoot him in the back. Davis’s mother, an old friend of Quinn’s family, beseeches the sheriff to get justice for her son. Not a whole lot of interest follows. The entry works best as a long setup for major developments promised for book nine. Author tour. Agent: Esther Newberg, ICM. (July)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 05/28/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 22, p)
  • Along with wedding plans and newbie deputies, county sheriff Quinn Colson faces the retributive wrath of the noxious Pritchard family patriarch, locked up by Colson's late uncle and now out of prison. Next in the two-time Edgar-nominated series, which title-to-title has seen escalating sales. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed 02/15/2018) (Library Journal, vol 143, issue 3, p41)
  • Quinn Colson, the sheriff of Mississippi's Tibbehah County, juggles old-school and newfangled gangs while praying that someone will get him to the church on time. Now that Quinn's finally looking forward to getting married and acquiring an instant family that includes nurse Maggie Powers and her 7-year-old son, Brandon, he'd love to cut back on the crime-busting. Fate, as usual, has other plans. Heath Pritchard, the incorrigible marijuana grower Quinn's late uncle and predecessor Hamp Beckett locked up 23 years ago, has just been released, and he's eager to horn in on his nephews, dirt-track racers Tyler and Cody Pritchard, who've been carrying on the family business on their own less obtrusive terms. Heath's unforgettable way of announcing his return to his nearest and dearest is to tell them that he needs their help disposing of the remains of Ordeen Davis, whom he caught nosing around on the Pritchard spread. Fannie Hathcock wouldn't have sent Ordeen, her bartender and general factotum at Vienna's Place, the county's premier cathouse, over there in the first place if she hadn't been getting squeezed between the Pritchard boys, who'd been violating a long-standing agreement with her by running way more weed than they could have been raising themselves, and the Dixie Mafia, for whom she's been laundering money and providing other services for years and who now send a pair of hands-on managers to Vienna's Place. The only one who's in a position to do anything about this mess, it seems, is Quinn's old friend Boom Kimbrough, whom DEA agent Nathalie Wilkins is pressing to go undercover at Sutpen Trucking, still another major player in the drug trade. Will Boom last long enough to serve as Quinn's best man? Though it's amusing on its own terms, the constant infighting among lowlifes keeps this installment below Atkins' high standard (The Fallen, 2017, etc.). When bad guys are mostly targeting other bad guys, there's just not that much for good guys to do besides stand aside and watch the carnage. (Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 2018)
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Atkins, Ace
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.T49
LC item number
S56 2018
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
A Quinn Colson novel
Series volume
8
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  • Sheriffs
  • Revenge
  • Drug dealers
  • Crime
  • Criminals
  • Drug lords
  • Former convicts
  • Colson, Quinn (Fictitious character)
  • Mississippi
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The sinners, Ace Atkins
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Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9780399576744
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(Hardcover)
Lccn
2018022151
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unmediated
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(OCoLC)1042811399
Label
The sinners, Ace Atkins
Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9780399576744
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(Hardcover)
Lccn
2018022151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1042811399

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