The Lost Ones

The Lost Ones

Book - 2012
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Fans of Justified and James Lee Burke will love Mississippi lawman Quinn Colson in this Edgar® 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...
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2012.
ISBN: 9780425258644
Characteristics: 339 p. ;,24 cm.


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Feb 11, 2015

Another excellent novel by Atkins. This is just so believable about the attitudes and doings of the deep South. Colson is very well portrayed as a modest returning hero. I like all the characters especially his friend Boom and Lillie, his female deputy.

Dec 11, 2014

Excellent book. Worth reading.

Dec 17, 2012

Ace Atkins has done it again. Atkins is considered one of the top American writers of crime fiction and in “The Lost Ones”, the second book in his new series of “Quinn Colson” novels, he clearly demonstrates the reasons for this critical regard. This book follows on closely from “The Ranger”, the first book in the series, which was nominated for an Edgar award. The setting for both novels is rural Mississippi and in addition to the usual themes to be found in crime novels, examines the challenges faced by returning veterans as they reintegrate into civilian life… or not.

Jun 28, 2012

Ace Atkins is a great writer. He makes Mississippi come alive as a present day community. I want to sit outside in an adirondack chair and eat breakfast with Quinn, Jason and Caddy!

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