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.
"Ace Atkins goes straight for the throat in The Lost
Ones."--Houston Press More Praise for The Lost Ones
"Atkins' sense of place is superb, his story stark and suspenseful.
Quinn Colson has a quick wit, a strong sense of honor, and radiates
sex appeal, but more importantly he knows the difference between
law and order."--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Atkins delivers a
powerful, ripped-from-the-headlines plot."--Mystery Scene
"Atkins seems to have hit his stride with this splendid sequel to
the Edgar Award-nominated The Ranger."--Library
Journal "Edgar-finalist Atkins showcases his versatility in his
exciting, thoughtful second thriller starring
ex-Ranger-turned-lawman Quinn Colson...a contemporary laconic lead
battling evil that could come straight out of a Gary Cooper
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