qOne of the best crime writers at work today.qaMichael Connelly The electrifying new novel in New York Timesabestselling author Ace Atkinsas acclaimed series about the real Deep South. He is only in his early thirties, but now Quinn Colson is joblessavoted out of office as sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, thanks to the machinations of county kingpin Johnny Stagg. He has offers, in bigger and better places, but before he goes, heas got one more job to doabring down Staggas criminal operations for good. At least thatas the plan. But in the middle of the long, hot summer, a trio of criminals stage a bold, wall-smashing break-in at the home of a local lumber mill owner, making off with a million dollars in cash from his safe, which is curious, because the mill owner is wealthyabut not that wealthy. None of this has anything to do with Colson, but during the investigation, two men are killed, one of them the new sheriff. His friend, acting sheriff Lillie Virgil, and a dangerous former flame, Anna Lee Stevens, both ask him to step in, and reluctantly he does, only to discover that that safe contained more than just moneyait held secrets. Secrets that could either save Colsonaor destroy him once and for all.vista from a John Ford film, bullets ricocheting off rocks, earth shaking from air strikes. He would jolt to attention as if touched by a live wire, snapping his head to the far reaches of the Big Woods. One step at a time. Move, move, move. Come on, Ranger, get your ass up. ... One of the men, just as short and ugly as the other , pulled a radio from his pocket and announced that theya#39;d gotten the son of a bitch.
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