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Quinn Colson returns in Ace Atkins' newest novel, The Forsaken.

Nearly forty years ago, an anonymous black man wandered in to Jerich, Mississippi, carrying nothing but a pair of black paratrooper boots. Days later, he was accused of rape and murder, and lynched by a vigilante mob. Now, new evidence has risen suggesting the stranger's innocence, and Colson sets out to solve the original crime and find the men responsible for the lynching. Confronting racial tensions still present in the Deep South, Atkin's new book is commentary on how far a close-knit community will go to protect its secrets.