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The Revelators

(Quinn Colson #10)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  872 ratings  ·  127 reviews
In this gripping new crime novel from the New York Times-bestselling author, Quinn Colson is about to find out whether his quest for justice can coexist with his loyalty to the law...

Shot up and left for dead, Sheriff Quinn Colson has revenge on his mind. With the help of his new wife Maggie, rehabilitation, and sheer force of will, he's walking again, eager to resume his
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Published July 14th 2020 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Drw You can definitely read it as a stand alone but you'll miss a lot of the true evil of Fannie Hathcock if you haven't read at least The Fallen, The…moreYou can definitely read it as a stand alone but you'll miss a lot of the true evil of Fannie Hathcock if you haven't read at least The Fallen, The Sinners, The Shameless.

Fannie Hathcock really is one of the most oozing-evil, villainous characters in recent fiction.
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Maureen Carden
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Last years Quinn Colsons book The Shameless ended with the black queen, Fanny Hathcock, attempting to take the white king, Sheriff Quinn Colson, off the board permanently. Her tools this time, everyones favorite black pawns, The Watchmen. Big mistake as Colson, a former Army Ranger survived.
The Revelators(A Quinn Colson Novel #10) is the story of how the assassination attempt has secretly brought the white knights onto the chessboard, along with other pieces. Old friends, new friends, federal
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Kemper
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free advance copy of this from NetGalley for review.

A completely immoral man has taken charge of the government, and the wave of corruption and racism he unleashed is completely undermining the rule of law. Welcome to America. Oops. I meant Welcome to Tibbehah County, Mississippi.

I cant imagine how I mixed that up

As Sheriff Quinn Colson is recovering after being shot, the new shithead governor is cutting deals with criminals and the filthy rich while blaming everything wrong with
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HornFan2
Thanks to netgalley.com, Ace Atkins and Penguin Group Putnam for the advance ARC copy for my honest review.

"The Revelators" picks up where "The Shameless" ended but Atkins pulls it off the unthinkable, of putting the lead character in harm's way and masterfully pulls it off. When Sheriff Quinn Colson gets set-up, getting bushwhacked, he created a believable, plausible storyline that sucks you in, with his childhood friend Boom coming to his rescue, your right there and your wishing you had
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Eric
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


The Revelators by Ace Atkins is number ten in the Quinn Colson series and picks up exactly where the previous novel left off - with Sheriff Quinn Colson fighting for his life after being ambushed, shot and left for dead.

As the story continues, newly elected and corrupt Governor Vardaman has placed Colson on temporary leave and has inserted his own selected group of crony replacements to enforce the law as they see fit in Tibbehah County, Tennessee. At the same time, Colson and his department
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Ralph Blackburn
May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Revelators by Ace Atkins-In Quinn Colson's tenth outing we find the stage set for redemption. Everything bad that's been happening in Tibbehah County, Mississippi, including Sheriff Quinn Colson being shot in the back four times near the end of the last book(The Shameless), has finally come to a head. The FBI, DEA, and several other agencies are discretely looking into the strange goings on. Meanwhile Fannie Hathcock is wheeling and dealing to beat the band. Everyone has something to loose, ...more
Eric
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Revelators by Ace Atkins is number ten in the Quinn Colson series and picks up exactly where the previous novel left off - with Sheriff Quinn Colson fighting for his life after being ambushed, shot and left for dead.

As the story continues, newly elected and corrupt Governor Vardaman has placed Colson on temporary leave and has inserted his own selected group of crony replacements to enforce the law as they see fit in Tibbehah County, Tennessee. At the same time, Colson and his department
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Hobart
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
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"Place kinda looks like when you came home ten years back?"

"Nope," Quinn said, placing the small bottle back in the glove box. "It's a lot worse."


WHAT'S THE REVELATORS ABOUT?
How is it already book ten?

The Revelators starts with Boom Kimbrough trying to keep his friend alive. Quinn Colson has been responding to a call about a domestic dispute and had been ambushed by The Watchmenthe far-right vigilante militia beating him and then someone
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Donna
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. Let it be known right up front that the Quinn Colson novels are one of my favorite series.

Ten months ago, Sheriff Quinn Colson was ambushed, shot 4 times, and nearly died. After several surgeries and months of rehab, he is still slowly recovering. An interim sheriff has been appointed - - he's a stupid crook. Fannie has expanded her empire of working girls. Evil and corruption are alive and well in Tibbehah County, Mississippi. It's going to be up to Quinn and his friends to restore
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Darcy
Man there was a lot going on in this one and a lot of it was a hot mess. By the time we got to the end of the book it seems like things have really changed in Tibbehah County, they for sure have for Quinn and his family.

I find myself really happy with where Caddy is heading now. I feel like she deserves a chance and I think getting away from things will help her out. Jason was great in this one, shows that the lessons Quinn has been teaching him have stuck. Loved how he helped someone who
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Abibliofob
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really like this series. I have been hooked since the first page of The Ranger. This is a dark series in a corrupt county and it's sometimes hard to see that it is set in modern times and not the early 1900s. I really love the way Atkins can describe the characters and the setting. He is a master at this southern noir stuff. If you have missed this series you better start with it at once it's one of the best out there.
Bookreporter.com Mystery & Thriller
It isnt really all that difficult to believe that THE REVELATORS is the 10th installment in Ace Atkins Quinn Colson series in as many years. Atkins has matched quality with quantity, maintaining a superlative standard while also keeping Robert B. Parkers Spenser canon humming at the level maintained by its creator. This latest entry keeps Atkins string on the series intact, meeting and surpassing what has gone before with a story that is almost impossible to put down.

At the end of THE SHAMELESS,
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Ben
Nov 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Revelators is the latest novel in Ace Atkins excellent series of Quinn Colson novels.
The book begins where the previous novel ended in a cliffhanger, with Colson, shot three times in the back, lying in a creek, nearly dead. Needless to say, he is rescued by his friend , Boom , and taken to the hospital for surgery. The next chapter begins sometime later, with Quinn nearly recovered, but still stunned with pain , but getting things back together. His home county, where he was an honest
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Peter Ackerman
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Revelators by Ace Atkins offers another winner featuring his main character, Quinn Colson. This time around Colson is recovering from injuries sustained in the previous novel. Not only is he getting his health back together, but he is also looking forward to becoming a father again, and further hopes that he is reinstated in his job.

As with any Colson books the family dynamics and history, come into play and it and they do here as well. As always I find it a delight to revisit the characters
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Pamela
Nov 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Every time I read a book by Ace Atkins, I say never again because he is so foul mouthed, but I keep going back. He does tell a good story, and his characters are flawed but rounded. He writes about the underbelly of northern Mississippi, something like Faulkner's county, and his use of names from William Faulkner's novels fascinates me.
Lisa
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great writing, lots of action, and Atkins signature wit, make this a dont-miss in his Quinn Colson series just optioned for HBO! ...more
Robert James
Aug 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another terrific outing for Quinn Colson but in this one he doesn't take center stage. A lot of the action comes from secondary characters which is a nice change. There are a lot of plots that the author juggles but he manages to tie them into a nice package without seeming to rush to a finish.
Albert Riehle
I wanted to take a day with my thoughts about this book before committing to them. I think I'm left really wanting to have loved it but falling short of that by more than a bit.

Look: It's good. If you've read this far in the series, you should definitely read it. If you read the previous book in the series, you almost have to read it because it's essentially one story. I want to be clear that the book wasn't bad--it just didn't meet my, admittedly high, expectations.

Here's the good stuff: Every
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Roger
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ace Atkins has a lot going on in THE REVELATORS. This Quinn Colson book begins at the end of the previous entry in the series, SHAMELESS, as Colson bleeds out after an ambush that resulted in four shots to his back. Then quickly, Atkins fast forwards ten months, with Quinn still slowly recovering from his injuries. But that is just the bare surface of what is boiling up in Tibbehah County.

As Colson rehabilitates in relative isolation the Cruella de Vil of Mississippi, Miss Fannie Hathcock, is
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Ed
Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#10 in the Quinn Colson series. This 2020 series entry from author Ace Atkins wraps up a number of story arcs. In #9 The Shameless (2019), Colson was ambushed, shot in the back and left for dead. His best friend Boom Kimbrough found him and kept him from bleeding out. After long rehab, Colson is eager to go back to work and exact some revenge. However crooked governor Vardaman has assigned a crooked interim sheriff who is both incompetent and crooked. Tibbehah County has gone crooked with no ...more
Lou Jacobs
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Although this is the 10th installment to the Quinn C0lson series, this is my maiden voyage. This gem can certainly be enjoyed as a standalone as Atkins seamlessly provides necessary backstory. Obviously many of the characters are recurring , nonetheless they are easily woven into the present narrative. The story begins with Quinn fighting for his life after being ambushed and sustaining multiple gun shot wounds. The newly elected and crooked Governor Vardaman has placed Quinn on administrative ...more
Lou Jacobs
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although this is the 10th installment to the Quinn C0lson series, this is my maiden voyage. This gem can certainly be enjoyed as a standalone as Atkins seamlessly provides necessary backstory. Obviously many of the characters are recurring , nonetheless they are easily woven into the present narrative. The story begins with Quinn fighting for his life after being ambushed and sustaining multiple gun shot wounds. The newly elected and crooked Governor Vardaman has placed Quinn on administrative ...more
Donna Hines
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Quinn darn near lost life and limb. But he's BACK and with a VENGEANCE!
This is one of those authors that gives it to you straight up and without brow beating but plain action, suspense, mystery, and thrills beyond words.
Quinn comes back from the brink with help from his wife Maggie as he desperately wants to go back to lawman seeking to bring those to justice who almost took him out.
Welcome to reality as the new guy in town (interim sheriff) is about to place more than a few roadblocks in his
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Don Gorman
(3). This Quinn Colson series has been wild, and this installment is no exception. There are so many story lines going on here it gets confusing at times, and one of the weakest parts of this book is the simplistic way it all wraps up. But Quinn is still terrific. Back from the dead, he manages to regain his quiet swagger very slowly. As I said, lots of side stories here but they keep you on edge most of the way. Ace Atkins is such a talented writer, he flows in many directions. I check out ...more
Viccy
Jul 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-fiction
Quinn Colson is in the hospital, recovering from being shot four times. He was ambushed by unknown assailants. His recovery is slow and he is taking more pain pills than he really should. His wife, Maggie, is pregnant and they both worry about each other. Fannie Hathcock, the Dixie Mafia ruler of Tibbehah County MS, has plans to expand her empire and has built a luxurious retreat on the banks of the lake; she will entertain the men running Mississippi, including the newly-elected governor, who ...more
Stacy Bearse
Aug 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Atkins has penned another strong chapter in his saga of ignorance, violence and greed in the American South. His characterization of Mississippi as a crime-riddled pustule will insult some readers. But there is no arguing with his creativity or storytelling abilities. Although you can enjoy The Revelators as a stand-alone novel, the book is far richer if you have read earlier books in the Quinn Colson series. ...more
LInda L
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've loved this entire series (I'm guessing this is the last one?) and this book was no exception. SO many bad people in one small place is just horrifying, but Quinn, with some help from the Feds, took care of all of them. I was so glad that Donnie turned out well -- I liked him even before I knew. Well, never mind. It was nice that Maggie had the baby girl and let's see what else -- oh yes, that Nat -- oh crap. Everything I start to say gives something away. Anyway, it sounds as if Caddy is ...more
Jo Ann
*4.5* Another stellar entry in the Quinn Colson series! This book marked an end to many storylines that have been snaking their way through the series since the beginning. It's been a wild ride!! I'm looking forward to where Colson - and the amazingly well-drawn cast of side characters - go from here.
Side note: Lillie, Jean, Caddy, and Fannie are such well written female characters, why don't we get the same for Maggie? Even after several books, Maggie is like a cardboard cut-out along side
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Ruth Ann
Jul 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Marianne
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great, great great! This is a fantastic series.
Cathy
Aug 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solid addition to series. I guess I am noting more and more how violent this and other series are. But I do love Quinn and his family and hope all of them continue to be part of the series moving forward.
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Ace Atkins is the author of eight novels, including his latest, Infamous, from G.P. Putnams Sons.

A former journalist who cut his teeth as a crime reporter in the newsroom of The Tampa Tribune, he published his first novel, Crossroad Blues, at 27 and became a full-time novelist at 30.

While at the Tribune, Ace earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination for a feature series based on his investigation into a
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Other books in the series

Quinn Colson (10 books)
  • The Ranger (Quinn Colson, #1)
  • The Lost Ones (Quinn Colson, #2)
  • The Broken Places (Quinn Colson, #3)
  • The Forsaken (Quinn Colson, #4)
  • The Redeemers (Quinn Colson, #5)
  • The Innocents (Quinn Colson, #6)
  • The Fallen (Quinn Colson, #7)
  • The Sinners (Quinn Colson, #8)
  • The Shameless (Quinn Colson, #9)

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