Ace Atkins is the New York Times bestselling author of the Quinn Colson novels, the first two of which--The Ranger and The Lost Ones--were nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel (he also has a third Edgar nomination for his short story, "Last Fair Deal Gone Down"). In addition, he is the author of several New York Times bestselling novels in the continuation of Robert B. Parker's Spenser series. Before turning to fiction, he was a correspondent for the St. Petersburg Times, a crime reporter for the Tampa Tribune, and, in college, played defensive end for the undefeated Auburn University football team (for which he was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated). He lives in Oxford, Mississippi.
Praise for The Fallen "Beneath the down-home Southern trappings, fans will find Atkins' customary mixture of political corruption, true-blue policing, intimate betrayals, and wholesale violence....[P]uts a whole new spin on catharsis."--Kirkus Reviews "As in recent books, Atkins lightens the mood with some humor, presenting a warts-and-all portrayal of a Southern community."--Publishers Weekly "Action-packed and engrossing...a superb novel about corruption, politics, crime, dirty deals, and people trying to lead honest lives. Atkins delivers stronger tales with each outing."--Associated Press "The Fallen stands as an example of crime fiction's ability to reflect society while completely entertaining the reader....It is Michael Mann's Heat filtered though both Faulkner and Smokey & The Bandit, with Atkins fully engaged in every trope he loves as well as the time he is writing in."--MysteryPeople.com More Praise For Ace Atkins's Quinn Colson Series "In Quinn Colson, bestselling author Ace Atkins has created an American hero in a time when we need him."--C. J. Box "Ace Atkins's Quinn Colson series is, quite simply, the best in crime fiction today--and also so much more. With a rich cast of characters, and a hero we can count on, these are tales of morality and desperation, of shocking violence and the enduring resilience of family and community. And the emotional places they take us make them unforgettable."--Megan Abbott "Quinn Colson is my kind of guy. I would follow him anywhere."--Lee Child "Atkins finds his natural-born storytellers everywhere. It's all music to these ears."--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review