The character of Quinn Colson is bound to become a phenomena in pop-culture much like Jack Reacher or Cotton Malone. I can see a fan base built around this character, a peaceful warrior who has many issues most of us have. Mexican drug gangs are just as big an issue as a disturbed sister or an Army buddy who needs a job. That is how life is, there are no small problems – it’s all personal.
While I never visited the Deep South, this novel was still a pleasure to read. Mr. Atkins has a way of portraying his characters in a believable, moving manner. The stories take on a life of their own with the excellent dialog and characters’ motivations while the suspense and implied violence kept me at the edge of my seat.
The Ranger by Ace Atkins