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Don't Let the Devil Ride

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6th June 2024

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‘An instant Southern noir classic’ S.A. Cosby

‘Full of wily humour and epic bad behavior, this is an ebullient, rollicking ride you don’t dare miss’ Megan Abbott

Hell is empty… and Addison McKellar’s husband is missing.

Addison McKellar isn’t clueless – she knows she and her husband Dean don’t have the perfect marriage – but she’s still shocked when he completely vanishes from her life. At first Addison is annoyed, but as days stretch into a week and she’s repeatedly stonewalled by Dean’s friends and associates, her frustration turns into genuine alarm. When even the police seem dismissive of her concerns, Addison turns to her father’s old friend, legendary Memphis PI Porter Hayes.

Porter and Addison begin to dig deeper into Dean’s affairs and quickly discover that he was never the hardworking business owner and family man he pretended to be. As they piece together the connections between a hook-handed mercenary, one of Elvis’s former leading ladies, and a man posing as an FBI agent, it becomes clear that Dean was deeply enmeshed in a high-stakes web of international intrigue, and Porter and Addison aren’t the only ones looking for him.

Dean angered some very dangerous people before he disappeared – people who have already killed to get what they want – and they won’t hesitate to come after his family to even the score.

Don’t Let the Devil Ride is a thrilling adventure about what can happen when you pull back the curtain on your life. Ace Atkins, long known for gritty Southern noir with a witty edge, has crafted an ambitious, globe-hopping story that comes home to Memphis in explosive fashion.


Lisa Unger, bestselling author of The New Couple in 5B
Ace Atkins is the Southern noir king . . . the work of a master storyteller at the top of his game. A must-read!
Michael Connelly, #1 bestselling author
Clever, intricate and moves with unstoppable momentum and twists to the very last page.
S.A. Cosby, bestselling author of ALL THE SINNERS BLEED
An instant Southern noir classic . . . Larger than life characters, wry humour, deep pathos and storytelling that embrace both the sacred and the profane.
Megan Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Beware the Woman
With his boisterous and beguiling new novel Don't Let the Devil Ride, Ace Atkins confirms his status as the poet laureate of Southern hustlers and ne'er do wells. Full of wily humor and epic bad behavior, this is an ebullient, rollicking ride you don't dare miss.
Don Winslow, #1 bestselling author
A masterfully crafted plot and seductive Southern setting to create a novel that sings.
Meg Gardiner, #1 bestselling author
This is a stay-up-reading-till-midnight thriller, bold, spirited, and impossible to put down.