Title of Book: The Corruptible
Author: Mark Mynheir
Book Review Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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Year Published: Multnomah Books (April 5, 2011)
Genres: Fiction – Christian – Suspense
Characters in book: Ray Quinn, Crevis Creighton, Logan Ramsey, Pam Winters, Megan Hansen, Jack Gordon & Armon Mayer
How much money would it take for you to betray the truth? Ex-homicide detective Ray Quinn never had glamorous thoughts of the life of a private investigator—but being cornered in a bathroom stall by the enraged philandering husband of a client? That’s something he could live without. Retired from homicide and living with a painful disability, Ray’s options are limited. Stick to the job, keep impetuous sidekick Crevis alive, and spend quiet evenings with trusted pal Jim Beam, that’s about the best he can hope for.
As a new client emerges, Ray finds himself in an impossibly large boardroom holding a check with enough zeros to finally lift him from his financial pit. The job seems easy enough: find Logan Ramsey, an ex-cop turned security officer who’s taken off with sensitive corporate information. But few things are easy in Ray’s world, regardless of the amount of zeros in the check.
In what should be an open-and-shut case, Ray stumbles across Logan Ramsey in a seedy motel room. Only Ray wasn’t the first to find him. Now Logan’s dead, the client’s information is nowhere to be found, and Ray’s employer is less than forthcoming with the details. Suddenly the line between the good guys and bad guys isn’t so clear. With a foot in both worlds and an illuminating look at an unhappy ending that could well be his own, which will Ray choose? (From the Trade Paperback edition.)
My Overview:Do you like mysteries or who done it book’s, then you'll enjoy The Corruptible! Ray Quinn is an Ex-homicide detective, with posttraumatic stress disorder, who calls himself paranoid & neurotic! Ray isn’t your everyday ordinary Private Investigator!
He longs for the days when he can have a normal life and relax and feel human again. Due to a former injury on the job, he endures not only physical pain but emotional pain that has deep-seated childhood roots. His best friend is a bottle of Jim Beam and he buries himself in his work to find his worth. He wants to be able to just sit with a woman and talk & not have to feel like the room is closing in on him. So when a very rich new client hires him to find someone he knows from his past & wants to pay him well, how can he refuse? One thing leads to another & before you know it the case of the missing hard drive is driving everyone, including Ray, crazy!
My Thoughts & Comments: I found the character of Ray Quinn to be a quick witted man with a big heart. His fumbling side kick Crevis, is like a adorable puppy dog that follows the lead of his master and wants to only please him. The two of them remind me of a pair of keystone cops trying to catch the bad guys! Right from the first page you can't help but laugh at the position that Ray Quinn finds himself in. Who would ever think that the last place one might see before one leaves this earth would be the inside of a bathroom stall! The author takes the time to build up the characters & build up the plot so that when you reach the "reveal" stage, that you have all the facts & the story will start to fall into place. However, you maybe taken totally off guard when you discover that even PI Ray Quinn with his cane in hand, & his dumpster diving side kick, Crevis, can still kick butt & reign in the bad guys!
This is my first book by Mark Mynheir and the Night Watchman series. I love a good mystery and this book is filled with plenty of twists, turns and who done its. I felt like I was taken back in time when the private PI's wore the black felt hats, carried a lit cigar in their mouths and hung out in the worst dives of this world to catch the "bad guys"! I enjoyed this book and I look forward to the rest of the Night Watchman series.
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Note: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for a review. This review only reflects my personal opinions that were formed by reading this book.