The Broken Places

The Broken Places

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Penguin Putnam
The remarkable third novel in the “harrowing” (Associated Press), “killer” (Minneapolis Star Tribune) new series about the real Deep South from theNew York Times–bestselling author.

A year after becoming sheriff, Quinn Colson is faced with the release of an infamous murderer from prison. Jamey Dixon comes back to Jericho preaching redemption, and some believe him; but for the victim’s family, the only thought is revenge.

Another group who doesn’t believe him—the men in prison from Dixon’s last job, an armored car robbery. They’re sure he’s gone back to grab the hidden money, so they do the only thing they can: break out and head straight to Jericho themselves.

Colson and his deputy, Lillie, know they’ve got their work cut out for them. But they don’t count on one more unwelcome visitor: a tornado that causes havoc just as events come to a head. Communications are down, the roads are impassable—and the rule of law is just about to snap.

Baker & Taylor
When infamous murderer Casey Dixon is released from prison and returns to Jericho preaching redemption, skeptical sheriff Quinn Colson is forced to confront Dixon's former partners in crime and the vengeance-seeking family of Dixon's victim.

Baker
& Taylor

When an infamous murderer is released from prison and returns to Jericho preaching redemption, skeptical sheriff Quinn Colson is forced to confront the man's vengeance-seeking victims and former partners in crime, a situation that is further complicated by a dangerous tornado.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2013], ©2013
ISBN: 9780399161780
Characteristics: 358 pages : map ; 24 cm

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drawgers
Nov 22, 2017

I only began reading Ace Atkins' Quinn Colson books because I like the way he writes the Spenser books now that Robert B Parker has passed. And I was pleasantly surprised as how good these are. The characters, their motivations, the storylines, it's all good. He's written a couple more of these than I have read, so I have more to enjoy without waiting for a publication date.

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charlie2911
Feb 11, 2015

A realistic and very well done novel. I found the characters and story very credible.

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