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The Redeemers


The Redeemers (Quinn Colson – 5) by Ace Atkins

4 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) He is only in his early thirties, but now Quinn Colson is jobless—voted out of office as sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, thanks to the machinations of county kingpin Johnny Stagg. He has offers, in bigger and better places, but before he goes, he’s got one more job to do—bring down Stagg’s criminal operations for good.

At least that’s the plan. But in the middle of the long, hot summer, a trio of criminals stage a bold, wall-smashing break-in at the home of a local lumber mill owner, making off with a million dollars in cash from his safe, which is curious, because the mill owner is wealthy—but not that wealthy. None of this has anything to do with Colson, but during the investigation, two men are killed, one of them the new sheriff. His friend, acting sheriff Lillie Virgil, and a dangerous former flame, Anna Lee Stevens, both ask him to step in, and reluctantly he does, only to discover that that safe contained more than just money—it held secrets.

Secrets that could either save Colson—or destroy him once and for all.

Quinn is an Afghanistan vet that has made his place as the sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi. Unfortunately he has just lost the election in favor for an insurance salesman that will take the guidance of local boss Johnny Stagg. Quinn starts to prepare for a time with no job but he can’t stay completely out of the mess. There is a robbery at a resident’s house but there was a lot more than just money, there is a lot of corruption that is going to make thing get pretty wild quickly.

Quinn decides to come back to consult since the new sheriff is so green and things go from bad to worse. But along with the investigation Quinn has his hands full with his druggie sister, fiancé, and estranged father that have decided to hit all at once.

This is my first Quinn Colson story. This book was not bad but I recommend that you read the other books in the series first; you will enjoy the story with less confusion. I really liked Quinn for the most part. You can tell he is a tough, strong character but when it comes to his fiancé he is a real dunce. This is one thing that really annoyed me about him.

I loved the story. The robbers were two funny idiots, think Abbott and Costello. There was a lot of action and the story just speed along. The Reedemers is a good sized book but you will be done with this book in no time.

This is a really good thriller along the line of Longmire or Sean Stranahan. It’s one that thriller/mystery lovers will really enjoy.

For more information on the Quinn Colson series or to purchase the books make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Ace Atkin’s website.

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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