The Redeemers by Ace Atkins is the fifth book in The Ranger series. The series follows Quinn Colson, an Army Ranger who came back to his home in Mississippi and got voted in as Sheriff.
- 384 pages
- Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons;
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399173943
The Redeemers by Ace Atkins is another great installment in The Ranger series, and probably the funniest one. Mr. Atkins certainly knows how to write characters and whether they are likeable or not, they are interesting. Quinn’s girlfriend, Anna-Lee, who, it seems, is only liked by Quinn, is still favored by him even though she is not very appealing to the reader.
But in true fashion, Mr. Colson doesn’t care.
The book is full of action and tension, the recurring characters are growing and become more complex. The villains are hilarious, a bunch of bumbling idiots who are just a vehicle to move the larger story forward. The new Sheriff reminded me of Andy Griffin being transported from Mayberry to Jericho, with all the comedy that ensues when life hits him in the face.
While this is a standalone book, I still highly recommend reading at least the first book in the series. The book is still enjoyable and Mr. Atkins does a great job, as always, recapping the pivotal plot points of the novels throughout the book.
Quinn Colson has lost the re-election for Sheriff to Rusty Wise, a local insurance salesman. At the time, a local businessman’s home has been robbed and the safe where he supposedly keeps a lot of cash in has been literally ripped out and stolen.
The safe, however, contained much more than cash. The businessman kept ledgers of every dirt transaction he ever did with the town’s bosses and lowlifes which could bring them all down.
Zohar — Man of la Book
Disclaimer: I got this from the local library.
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