The Sinners Ace Atkins
Tibbehah County, Mississippi, has never been an easy place to police. Quinn Colson, a straight-as-a-die former army ranger turned sheriff, has learned he must fight fire with fire to protect his community.
But the drug-dealing, mayhem-prone redneck Pritchard clan has attracted the attention of a dangerous Gulf Coast drug and prostitution syndicate who feel the good ‘ol boys are muscling in on their patch.
As trouble with a capital T barrels it way down Highway 45 from Memphis, Quinn must marshal his forces to prevent what threatens to be a bloodbath in his community, all the while trying to prepare for his upcoming nuptials.
US crime fiction doesn’t come much grittier than this as Atkins condenses America’s current problems of racism, misogyny and violence into a thoroughly entertaining if violent read.
Corsair, trade paperback, 365 pages, €17.99