But I did just read this Atkins mystery this weekend. I've been a fan of his for a long time - long before he took up the pen. His Sports Illustrated cover was placed in my son's crib almost 15 years ago this fall. But his writing is uniquely Southern and facinating to me to read. His ex-football player characters are interested and fun, and his villains sharply drawn and memorable. Enjoyed the story -- okay, it wasn't completely believable, but I did enjoy it. Wish I could eat some of Loretta's cooking! Thanks, Ace, for the ride. I hope to read more of Nick's adventures.