One of the first books I read on my brand new Kindle Fire was The Corruptible by Mark Mynheir. In the second installment of the Nightwatchman series, the first being The Night Watchman (Ray Quinn Series, Book 1), Mark Mynheir grabs the reader and pulls him into the pages of this fictional crime drama and holds him there with characters that are likeable and uncannily familiar.
About The Corruptible…
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?
The Corruptible is compelling and witty, a thoroughly enjoyable novel.
Although I had not read the first book in the series, I had no trouble relating to the characters and understanding the history established with the first book. With a background in law enforcement, Mark Mynheir has taken care to weave his knowledge into the novel, yielding an authentic detective story that is life-like and an enjoyable read.
While some of the dialogue is a bit awkward, the overall plot and characters are well developed and believable.
I really enjoyed reading this e-book and look forward to more titles from Mark Mynheir.
***I received a courtesy digital copy of this book to facilitate an honest review. I am not required to give a positive review. All opinions stated are my own.***