The Forsaken

By Ace Atkins
G.P. Putnam's Sons, Hardcover, 9780399161797, 384pp.

Publication Date: July 24, 2014

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The extraordinary new novel in "New York Times"-bestselling author Ace Atkins' acclaimed series about the real Deep South--"a joy ride into the heart of darkness" ("The Washington Post").
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. As he starts to uncover old lies and dirty secrets, though, he runs up against fierce opposition from those with the most to lose--and they can play dirty themselves.
Soon Colson will find himself accused of terrible crimes, and the worst part is, the accusations just might stick. As the two investigations come to a head, it is anybody's guess who will prevail--or even come out of it alive.

About the Author
Ace Atkins earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination in 2001 while at The Tampa Tribune for his investigation into a forgotten murder of the 1950s that later became the basis for White Shadow. The Alabama native, also the author of four Nick Travers novels - Crossroad Blues, Leavin Trunk Blues, Dark End of the Street, and Dirty South - lives on a farm outside Oxford, Mississippi.

Praise For The Forsaken

Praise for The Broken Places
The Broken Places again shows what a powerful storyteller Atkins is. His affinity for solid plotting shines and his characters are so believable that you expect to run into them at the local diner.” —Sun-Sentinel (South Florida)
“Ace Atkins’ killing honesty sets a new standard for Southern crime novels.” —The New York Times Book Review

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