G.P. Putnam's Sons
On Sale: July 12, 2016
Featuring: Quinn Colson
Hardcover / e-Book
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Thriller | Mystery
From New York Times-bestselling Southern crime
master Ace Atkins comes a gritty, darkly comic tale of
greed, violence, and unexpected redemption.
Quinn Colson didnâ€™t owe his home town of Jericho,
Mississippi, a damn thing. After serving for more than a
decade as a U.S. Army Ranger, heâ€™d returned, been elected
sheriff, and tried to make the town and surrounding Tibbehah
county a better place. He was rewarded with being voted out
of office, and went back to the war zone heâ€™d left.
Now, back in Jericho, trying to fix things with his
still-married high school girlfriend and retired Hollywood
stuntman father, heâ€™s drawn to becoming a lawman again. This
time, he accepts a badge from acting Sheriff Lillie Virgil,
a foul-mouthed law woman with shades of Calamity Jane. But
what they must confront together is something brand-new.
When a former high school cheerleader is found walking a
back road completely engulfed in flames, the entire state
focuses on the rural county, wanting answers. The light soon
shines on several people: the girlâ€™s father, a worthless
drunk named Wash Jones; a pair of teenage thugs with grand
ambitions to control north Mississippi; and a red-headed
truck stop madam named Fannie Hathcock, who has her own
problems â€“ the Syndicate from down on the Gulf Coast has big
plans for her neck of the woods.
As Quinn and Lillie uncover old secrets and new lies, the
entire town turns against them, and they learn the most
dangerous enemies may be the ones you trust most.
Ace Atkins â€śsets a new standard for Southern crime
fiction,â€ť writes The New York Times Book Reviewâ€“ and,
with The Innocents, he sets it again.
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