ACE ATKINS is the author of eleven previous books, including two Quinn Colson novels, The Rangernominated for the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Noveland The Lost Ones. In addition, he has been selected by the Robert B. Parker estate to continue the Spenser novels, the first of which, Robert B. Parkers Lullaby, was a New York Times bestseller. He lives on a farm outside Oxford, Mississippi.
The remarkable third novel in the ?harrowing (Associated Press), ?killer (Minneapolis Star Tribune) new series about the real Deep South from the New York Times?bestselling author.
A year after becoming sheriff, Quinn Colson is faced with the release of an infamous murderer from prison. Jamey Dixon comes back to Jericho preaching redemption, and some believe him; but for the victims family, the only thought is revenge.
Another group who doesnt believe him?the men in prison from Dixons last job, an armored car robbery. Theyre sure hes gone back to grab the hidden money, so they do the only thing they can: break out and head straight to Jericho themselves.
Colson and his deputy, Lillie, know theyve got their work cut out for them. But they dont count on one more unwelcome visitor: a tornado that causes havoc just as events come to a head. Communications are down, the roads are impassable?and the rule of law is just about to snap.