Friday, February 10, 2012

Review: The Corruptible: A Ray Quinn Mystery by Mark Mynheir

A Very impressive police/private detective novel.

This is my first novel from Mark Mynheir, but it certainly will not be my last. Mynheir is an investigator in real life and it shows in his writing. His style gives you the feeling of watching a blockbuster movie. The writing is in the same vein as the early James Patterson/Alex Cross books, minus the foul language. The chapters are short, pushing you forward to read just one more chapter before putting it down (if you can put it down).

The Corruptible is the second book in the Ray Quinn series. Unfortunately, I had not read the first in the series, The Night Watchman. The second book only gives away a minimum of spoilers. So I am excited for the chance to go back to the first novel after finishing this one.

Ray Quinn is a broken hero, literally. His first adventure left him handicapped and walking with a cane. The story starts with a corrupt police officer, Logan Ramsey, found murdered. The novel takes many twists and turns as Quinn searches for the killer and a client’s stolen information. Being a private investigator and a consultant for the police department, Quinn has the resources and freedom to investigate the way he likes. Sometimes he crosses a line or two, but it is all in solving the crime. Another added bonus is his sidekick, Crevis – watch out for that taser!

There are a few side-stories to give this novel a feel of realism, but never too much to pull you way from the main plot. Both thrilling and funny, I enjoyed this read immensely. I have now added a new author to my favorites list.

* This book was freely provided by WaterBrook Multnomah for the purpose of an honest review.

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