Saturday, March 10, 2012

Speak Up Saturday–The Corruptible by Mark Mynheir

Speak Up Saturday

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From the Publisher:

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?

When I started this book, I really wasn’t sure I was going to like it. It took awhile for me to get into it honestly. It’s written in the first person, which is a departure from most books that I read. However, I kept reading, and I’m glad I did. The second half of the book picked up speed and was much better.

It’s a basic old fashion gumshoe novel, unraveling more than one problem one thread at a time. I thoroughly enjoyed the ending and the character development. So much so that I plan on reading more of his books, especially the first Ray Quinn novel, The Night Watchman.

If you like mysteries without romance, read this one!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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