Search Results: "Ace Atkins"


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ROBERT B. PARKER'S LITTLE WHITE LIES by Ace Atkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Readers taken in by Atkins' sureness of touch in the first half of this schizoid yarn richly deserve to get flimflammed by the bait-and-switch that follows."
A damsel in distress enlists Boston's most storied private eye in her cause and then has second and third thoughts. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN PLACES by Ace Atkins
Released: May 30, 2013

"The third in Atkins' acclaimed series (The Lost Ones, 2012, etc.) is a high-tension thriller with a hero to rival Jack Reacher."
A small-town Mississippi sheriff fights criminals and corruption. Read full book review >

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THE FORSAKEN by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 24, 2014

"The sheriff's many flaws only enhance his human appeal."
Cases both hot and cold force a Mississippi sheriff to confront issues from the past. Read full book review >

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WHITE SHADOW by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 4, 2006

"Atkins (Dirty South, 2004, etc.) mutes his Nick Travers series, benching the blues-loving ex-footballer, for something much more ambitious. This is a big-time crime novel crammed with violence, sex and some pretty good writing makes it hard to put down."
A wild ride back to south Florida in the mid-1950s, when reporters were boozy, women were floozies, cops were for sale and stone killers managed somehow to be colorful. Read full book review >

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THE LOST ONES by Ace Atkins
Released: June 1, 2012

"A valiant hero to root for, a vividly rendered small-town setting, lots of expertly managed violence: another crowd-pleaser from a thriller-meister at the top of his game."
Atkins' sequel to The Ranger (2011) finds Quinn Colson counting the ways in which his Afghanistan tours resemble life in the nice little Mississippi town that's just elected him sheriff. Read full book review >

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ROBERT B. PARKER'S KICKBACK by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 19, 2015

"The ritualistic series of face-offs will be red meat for franchise fans, and it's great to see Spenser tackle a social evil with its roots in real life, even though his rescue of Dillon predictably fails to put much of a dent in even little Blackburn's prison-for-profit scheme."
Spenser heads back to the Boston suburbs to help a mother whose son has been arrested for—wait for it—setting up a fake Twitter account. Read full book review >

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WICKED CITY by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"Atkins (White Shadow, 2006, etc.) is clearly in love with his colorful characters—on both sides of the moral divide—and makes them wonderfully believable."
A riveting story about how the triumph of evil is forestalled when good men…do something. Read full book review >

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DIRTY SOUTH by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 2, 2004

"As usual (Dark End of the Street, 2002, etc.), Atkins's sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, always colorful characters are better than his overstuffed plot."
Nick Travers, erstwhile football player, blues historian extraordinaire, and latter-day knight errant, breaks still another lance in behalf of a beset friend. Read full book review >

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ROBERT B. PARKER'S CHEAP SHOT by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 2014

"Two-thirds of a perfectly controlled kidnap tale, with Spenser close to his top form, crashes, burns and goes down without a trace in the end."
Boston's premier private eye signs on to recover the kidnapped son of one of Boston's sports heroes. Read full book review >

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ROBERT B. PARKER'S SLOW BURN by Ace Atkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Not much energy or conviction in the larger rhythms of this case, but the scene-by-scene, line-by-line pleasures are authentic enough."
Spenser fiddles while Boston burns. Read full book review >

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DARK END OF THE STREET by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"Once again, Atkins (Leavin' Trunk Blues, 2000, etc.) redeems shaky plotting by a colorful cast, especially big-hearted, picaresque Nick."
Legendary soul singer Clyde James has been missing for years and long presumed dead. Read full book review >

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THE RANGER by Ace Atkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2011

"Another solid entertainment from Atkins (Infamous, 2010, etc.), whose estimable Ranger may bring to mind Lee Child's hard-fisted, soft-hearted Jack Reacher, which is entirely a good thing."
Home is the Ranger, home from the wars, to a town full of good old boys, bad old betrayals and some fresh ones. Read full book review >