The Ranger by Ace Atkins, kindle edition, 2011, 334p
The Lost Ones by Ace Atkins, kindle edition, 2012, 352p
The Broken Places by Ace Atkins, hardback, 2013, 368p
Ace Atkins is a new addition to the list of authors I can turn to when I want an edge of my seat, heart in my throat thrill fest. I knocked off the first three books in this series in a week, and am now waiting anxiously for the fourth book from the library – damn waiting lists.
The plot in The Ranger is an old tried and tested sequence, one that is very comfortable to a reader of thrillers. The simple plot just allows the characters to take centre stage, and the characters are sensational. They are real people, I swear it. I love Quinn’s family and his friend, Boom. For me, however, the best character was Lillie. She is one mad but awesome chick. I also like the fact that Atkins writes her with respect, she is not wall-flower who needs protecting from every person who talks to her, nor is she portrayed as being a man – she is definitely all woman.
I can’t wait for the next book in this series to be released, but it just means I’ve started another series, without finishing one of my older ones! I like to imagine that one day I will follow over 50 awesome series, and each week I will just read the latest book in a series I love. At the same time, I imagine that as being a horrible senario, because I have the world’s worst memory, and I wouldn’t be able to keep up.
Just wondering… how many series do you guys all follow, and are up to date with? I think my number is about 6, and I think that is pretty low for someone who reads genre fiction.