THE REVELATORS ACE ATKINSShot up and left for dead, Sheriff Quinn Colson has revenge on his mind. With the help of his new wife Maggie, rehabilitation, and sheer force of will, he's walking again, eager to resume his work as a southern lawman and track down those responsible for his attempted murder. But someone is standing in his way: an interim sheriff, appointed by the newly elected Governor Vardaman, the man who Quinn knows ordered his murder. Vardaman sits at the top of the state's power structure--both legal and criminal--and little does he know, Quinn is still alive. And coming for him.
Quinn will enlist the help of his most trusted friends, including federal agent Jon Holliday, U.S. Marshal Lillie Virgil, and Donnie Varner, a childhood buddy now working for the Feds as an informant. Since Quinn's been gone, the criminal element in north Mississippi has flourished, with queen pin Fannie Hathcock enjoying unbridled freedom. As an ice storm bears down on North Mississippi and Memphis, and Tibbehah County is isolated from the outside world, the killers will return to finish the job.
But this time, Quinn Colson and company will be waiting, ready to bust apart a criminal empire running on a rigged system for far too long. This is the battle of Jericho, the epic showdown that's been years in the making. In the end, the war will end--for better or worse.
|The book opens with sheriff Quinn shot and left for dead his friend comes to his aid and then his wife Molly who is a nurse will later help with his recovery. After his shooting though changes start to happen in the county. A new sheriff is appointed by the governor and most people feel corruption behind it. Then you have ICE raiding a chicken factory and taking away parents while leaving their children behind to fend for themselves.|
Fanny runs most if not all of the illegal activity around the area. Along with her bodyguard. Then an Indian hitman who is looking for information into who killed his son who worked for Fanny. Sex trafficking also comes into the story for a bit. Then who have the different people wanted to help Quinn get the county back to him? From a U.S. Marshall and an undercover agent inside Fannie's organization to a released convict that surprises everyone that he is actually working for the good guys this time.
I felt like the first half of the book was setting up all of the characters, putting everyone into their place. When I got past the halfway mark I could not put this book down until the end. From that point on it was full of action and fast-paced. Even the few moments that it did slowed it was moving the story along with Molly and Quinn but the dialogue kept you going and then right back into the throws of the action. The first time I read this author and I was not disappointed. A very good book. I received this book from Netgalley.com. I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at