The Ranger

Atkins, Ace

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Ranger
Returning to what has become his violently corrupt hometown in Mississippi after a tour in Afghanistan, Army Ranger Quinn Colson investigates his uncle's alleged suicide and uncovers shocking personal secrets.

Publisher: New York :, Berkley Books,, 2012, ©2011
Edition: First Berkley trade paperback edition
ISBN: 042524749X
Branch Call Number: FICTION Atk
Characteristics: 351 pages ; 21 cm


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Feb 11, 2015
  • charlie2911 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The first book in a really excellent series. Very realistic plot and fascinating characters. I have now read all of the 'Quinn Colson' books and enjoyed every one.

Aug 18, 2014
  • karcoldelharvic5 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I also started reading this author after Parker died and he started writing the Spenser novels. I've liked every book of his I've read. Corruption in a small town.

Aug 05, 2013
  • jgraham48 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I started reading Ace Atkins' novels after he partnered with the late Robert B. Parker's characters in two new mysteries. Ranger contains echoes of William Faulkner's Mississippi caricatures and plotting, but Atkins makes it easy to get involved with Quinn, Lillie, Jean, Boom and Lena and to want to know what happens next. I'm looking forward to reading more of Atkins' work.

Apr 04, 2013
  • catincharge rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good beginning for this new series. The small town Mississippi setting is certainly less than idlyic and the characters are not quite as stereotypical as they first appear. Look forward to the next book to see how things develop.

Jun 24, 2012
  • StephenB rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Atkins has written some interesting books, but this novel is disappointing, little more than a Hollywood-ready good old boy action story.


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