Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"the corruptible" by mark mynheir

About the book: Private Investigator Ray Quinn is struggling to make ends meet when the "perfect" case falls into his lap. All he has to do is track down a former colleague and get him to return his client's stolen information, and he will receive the largest paycheck he's ever seen. But when the man winds up dead, and the information is nowhere to be found, Ray realizes he's stumbled onto something much bigger than he imagined. With the help of his assistant Crevis, Ray tries to recover the information, catch a killer, and discover what is really going on at his client's company.

My take: I enjoyed The Corruptible. It is book two in Mark Mynheir's Ray Quinn Mystery series, but I had no trouble jumping in without having read the first book. The plot is fairly slow moving, but it's also constantly engaging. I also really liked the subplot involving e-mail scams.

I enjoyed watching Ray grapple with his problems throughout the novel—especially as he dealt with his alcohol addiction. And while this case wrapped up satisfactorily, when the book ended, Ray still had a long way to go toward getting his life together. I could see the Ray Quinn series stretching on through several books, and I would enjoy reading each one of them. 4 stars.

Interested? You can read the first chapter here.

About the author: Mark Mynheir is the author of the Christy Award nominated The Night Watchman, the first Ray Quinn mystery. He has worked undercover as a narcotics agent, as a SWAT team member, and now investigates violent crimes as a detective with the Criminal Investigations Unit in central Florida, where he lives with his wife and three children.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 


  1. I read this last year and loved it! I love Ray Quinn's character. I actually read the first book after reading this one. Can't wait for the next one to come out! :)

    1. It was different from much of what I read, but in a good way! It reminded me of Sibella Giorello's Raleigh Harmon series--have you read any of those?

  2. No, I haven't! I remember reading your review of at least one of those books though, and writing it down on my "non review" list. I will have to check them out! :)


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