Booksellers at Laurelwood was priviledged to host famed southern author Ace Atkins this past Tuesday night. Ace was in town to support his latest book, The Ranger (G.P. Putnam), first in a new series of thrillers featuring Quinn Colson, an Army Ranger back from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Quinn returns to his small Mississippi home town to connect with his family and investigate the death of his uncle, and finds so much more than he bargained for: a town steeped in corruption, a ruthless land developer and a diabolical cult-leader. The Washington Post called The Ranger,”…a joy ride into the heart of darkness…”
Congratulations, Ace, on the birth of a new baby, and on your acceptance by the Robert B. Parker estate to take on the legacy of the Spenser novels.