Quinn Colson

9 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,022 ratings

The Ranger Publisher's Summary

From the acclaimed, award-winning author comes an extraordinary new series about a real hero and the real Deep South.

Northeast Mississippi: hill country, rugged and notorious for outlaws since the Civil War, where killings are as commonplace as in the Old West. To Quinn Colson, it's home - but not the home he left when he went to Afghanistan. Now an Army Ranger, he returns to a place overrun by corruption, and finds his uncle, the county sheriff, dead - a suicide, he's told, but others whisper murder. In the days that follow, it will be up to Colson to discover the truth, not only about his uncle, but about his family, his friends, his town, and not least, about himself. And once the truth is discovered, there is no turning back.

©2011 Ace Atkins (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Ranger

    • A Quinn Colson Novel
    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 311
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 310

    Northeast Mississippi: hill country, rugged and notorious for outlaws since the Civil War, where killings are as commonplace as in the Old West. To Quinn Colson, it's home - but not the home he left when he went to Afghanistan. Now an Army Ranger, he returns to a place overrun by corruption, and finds his uncle, the county sheriff, dead - a suicide, he's told, but others whisper murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A New Favorite

    • By Gary on 09-25-11

    Regular price: $19.60

  • Book 2

    • The Lost Ones

    • A Quinn Colson Novel, Book 2
    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 151

    Fresh from 10 years as a U.S. Army Ranger, Quinn Colson finds his hands full as the newly elected sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi. An old buddy running a local gun shop may be in over his head when stolen army rifles start showing up in the hands of a Mexican drug gang. At the same time, an abused-child case leads Quinn and his deputy, Lillie Virgil, deep into the heart of a bootleg baby racket and a trail of darkness and death. When the cases collide, Quinn and his allies realize they are in the fight of their lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good ole boys - gone bad

    • By Trudi on 11-30-12

    Regular price: $19.60

  • Book 3

    • The Broken Places

    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Brian d'Arcy James
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ace Atkins does it again.

    • By David on 04-21-18

    Regular price: $25.86

  • Book 4

    • The Forsaken

    • Quinn Colson, Book 4
    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Brian D'Arcy James
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Thirty-six years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi, with nothing but the clothes on his back and a pair of paratrooper boots. Less than two days later, he was accused of rape and murder, hunted down by a self-appointed posse, and lynched. Now evidence has surfaced of his innocence, and county sheriff Quinn Colson sets out not only to identify the stranger's remains, but to charge those responsible for the lynching.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nice recovery

    • By Dawn on 05-16-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 5

    • The Redeemers

    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Brian D'Arcy James
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    He is only in his early 30s, but now Quinn Colson is jobless - voted out of office as sheriff, thanks to county kingpin Johnny Stagg. He has offers from bigger and better places, but before he goes, he's got one more job to do - bring down Stagg's criminal operations. At least that's the plan....

    Regular price: $21.58

    • The Redeemers

    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Brian D'Arcy James
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    He is only in his early 30s, but now Quinn Colson is jobless - voted out of office as sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, thanks to the machinations of county kingpin Johnny Stagg. He has offers from bigger and better places, but before he goes, he's got one more job to do - bring down Stagg's criminal operations for good. At least that's the plan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By Craig Mathewson on 03-11-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 6

    • The Innocents

    • A Quinn Colson Novel
    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Macleod Andrews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    A high school dropout named Milly Jones was found walking down the middle of the highway, engulfed in flames. Even in a tough Mississippi county like Tibbehah, it shatters the community, and it is up to Sheriff Quinn Colson and his deputy, Lillie Virgil, to investigate what happened and why. Before long, however, accusations start to fly, national media and federal authorities descend, and what seemed like a senseless act of violence begins to appear like something even more disturbing - with more victims waiting in the shadows.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just Gets Better

    • By Cynthea Corlett on 07-20-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 7

    • The Fallen

    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson had to admit he admired the bank robbers. A new bank was hit almost every week, and the robbers rushed in and out with such skill and precision it reminded him of raids he'd led back in Afghanistan and Iraq when he was an Army Ranger. In fact it reminded him so much of the techniques in the Ranger Handbook that he couldn't help wondering if the outlaws were former Rangers themselves. And that was definitely going to be a problem.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Realistic Perspective

    • By Cathy on 08-21-17

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 8

    • The Sinners

    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    The Pritchards had never been worth a damn - an evil, greedy family who made their living dealing drugs and committing mayhem. Years ago, Colson's late uncle had put the clan's patriarch in prison, but now he's getting out, with revenge, power, and family business on his mind. To make matters worse, a shady trucking firm with possible ties to the Gulf Coast syndicate has moved into Tibbehah, and they have their own methods of intimidation.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best of this series

    • By Robert Stirling on 07-27-18

    Regular price: $27.99