The Lost Ones by Ace Atkins

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9 Critic Reviews

Edgar-finalist Atkins showcases his versatility in his exciting, thoughtful second thriller starring ex-Ranger–turned–lawman Quinn Colson
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

Fans of Justified and James Lee Burke will love Mississippi lawman Quinn Colson in this Edgar(R) Award Nominee for Best Novel from the author of The Ranger...

When Army Ranger Quinn Colson, the new sheriff of Tibbehah County, is called out to investigate a child abuse case, what he finds is a horrifying scene of neglect, thirteen empty cribs, and a shoe box full of money. Janet and Ramon Torres seem to have skipped town—but Colson’s sure they’ll come back for the cash.

Meanwhile, Colson’s sister has returned—clean and sober for good, she says. His friend Boom has been drinking himself into oblivion and picking fights at the local bar. And his old flame is pregnant. But Colson can’t focus on his personal problems. He and Deputy Lillie Virgil are convinced that Janet and Ramon have a taste for guns, drugs, and human trafficking. Soon Colson and Virgil find a link between the fugitive couple and a drug cartel that controls most of the Texas border, taking their investigation far beyond the rough hills of northeast Mississippi…

 

About Ace Atkins

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Ace Atkins is the author of White Shadow, Wicked City, Devil's Garden, Infamous, and four Nick Travers novels. He lives on a farm outside Oxford, Mississippi.
 
Published May 31, 2012 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 352 pages
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Lost Ones
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Kirkus

Excellent
Jul 15 2012

A valiant hero to root for, a vividly rendered small-town setting, lots of expertly managed violence: another crowd-pleaser from a thriller-meister at the top of his game.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Apr 02 2012

Edgar-finalist Atkins showcases his versatility in his exciting, thoughtful second thriller starring ex-Ranger–turned–lawman Quinn Colson

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Tampa Bay Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Colette Bancroft on Jun 10 2012

Atkins is adept at creating believable characters and capturing the telling details of a world where good old boys meet Mexican cartels and no one can quite predict the consequences

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Chapter 16

Excellent
Reviewed by Liz Garrigan on May 31 2012

The Lost Ones is expertly crafted and chock full of memorable writing

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Mystery Scene

Excellent
Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill

Atkins delivers a powerful, ripped-from-the-headlines plot without overloading The Lost Ones.

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The Mystery Reader

Good
Reviewed by Jerry Solot

With an eclectic cast of characters...The Lost Ones by Ace Atkins is a must read

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Mystery People

Good
Reviewed by Mystery People Scott on Jun 06 2012

Ace Atkins has a talent for creating worlds. His Tibbehah County grows in color with each book. It’s a fun place to visit

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The Poisoned Pen

Good
Reviewed by STEVE SHADOW SCHWARTZ on May 18 2012

The writing is vivid, the story relavent and powerful, and the characters are all alive and kicking

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BC Books

Good
Jun 03 2012

the book moves along slowly, well paced letting the reader take in the multiple storylines as if strolling in the park on a lazy summer day.

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