by Lynn, May 3, 2012 3:47 PM
I'm always thrilled when I find a writer that I've never read before, especially one that can keep me glued to the pages as adeptly as Ace Atkins does in The Ranger. With vividly drawn characters, a rich setting (the deep south of Mississippi hill country), and fast-paced action, The Ranger is what every thriller should be. The hero, Quinn, returns home after seven years as an Army Ranger to deal with the death of his uncle, the local sheriff. He discovers that his beloved uncle, who once saved Quinn's life, may not have been the hero he long admired. As Quinn wades through the detritus of his uncle's life, he finds himself drawn into a snake's nest of political corruption, meth dealers, and resentment, which he must unravel to find the truth.