"Adventure writing of a high order... Richly packed with colorful characters and expert writing. An exciting, fast-moving portrait of a formidable hero."
"The Deep South's True Detective."
"Ace Atkins's killing honesty sets a new standard for Southern crime fiction."
A satisfying mix of modern Southern gothic atmosphere and thrilling action, salted with crackling humor."
Atkins allows Quinn to make mistakes and have foibles, making him an even more complex character."
The rough-and-tumble relationship between two tough-as-nails officers and the place they love provides plenty of action [and] well-developed characters."
Gripping... Atkins again portrays this pocket of the South with all its flaws, but he's too good a writer for anything to seem stereotyped. Grade: A."
Masterful... it's clear that Atkins has long lived among the kind of folks populating his work."
In the same class as James Lee Burke. Atkins is at the point where his writing is becoming the gold standard of genre and (yes) literary fiction. If you are unfamiliar with him, now is the point to jump on."