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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ace Atkins Narrator: Brian d’Arcy James Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Quinn Colson Series Release Date: May 2013 ISBN: 9781470360863
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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 victim’s family, the only thought is revenge.

Another group who doesn’t believe him—the men in prison from Dixon’s last job, an armored car robbery. They’re sure he’s 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 they’ve got their work cut out for them.

But they don’t 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Amid the full-throttle plot, Atkins never loses sight of his characters’ sensitivities.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Supercool. ‘Manly’ writing akin to Elmore Leonard’s Detroit Westerns.”

    Library Journal

  • “A high-tension thriller with a hero to rival Jack Reacher.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Ace Atkins’s killing honesty sets a new standard for Southern crime novels. Gone is the fuzzy nostalgia for the old hometown, switched out for a more authentic look at the modern ‘Mayberry of domestic violence, drug use, child endangerment and roadhouse brawls.’”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Atkins’ voice is graceful and tense…Atkins’ habit-forming series [shares] a tremendous sense of (rural) place and powerfully nuanced characterization with those of James Lee Burke, Craig Johnson, and C.  J. Box.”

    Booklist

  • “Ace Atkins’ Quinn Colson novels have been exceptional from the start…Whether readers are new to the series or fans from the start, The Broken Places will touch them the way all great novels do, profoundly.”

    Shelf Awareness

  • “The action is stark and gripping, the Southern locale suitably atmospheric, and the bevy of characters convincing.”

    Houston Chronicle

  • Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books: 10 Best Novels for Summer Reading, 2013
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About the Author
Author Ace Atkins

Ace Atkins is the Edgar-nominated author of seventeen books, including five books in the Quinn Colson series. Selected by the Robert B. Parker estate to continue the Spenser novels, he has also written several of these, including Robert. B. Parker’s Lullaby, Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland, and Robert B. Parker’s Cheap Shot, all of which were New York Times bestsellers.

About the Narrator

Brian d’Arcy James is an American actor and musician whose on and off Broadway credits include Time Stands Still, Sweet Smell of Success, The Good Thief, Titanic, and Shrek. In 2009, his performance as Shrek in Shrek the Musical earned him his second Tony nomination. He is also an accomplished concert performer and has had the honor of performing for President Clinton and for President Obama and the First Family. He currently resides in New York City with his wife and daughter.