Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Corruptible by Mark Mynheir (Review)


  • Paperback: 352 pages

  • Publisher: Multnomah Books (April 5, 2011)

  • ISBN-13: 978-1601420749

  • About the book:

    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?

    My Review:
    This is the second book in the Ray Quinn mystery series and just as good as the first! It can stand alone but I recommend reading them in order so you have all the background. Ray reminds me a lot of Dr. House on TV. He has a disability and he abuses alcohol instead of pills to treat it unlike House though who uses alcohol and pain pills. Ray Quinn is also a good detective with crimes instead of medical illnesses. Any who, in this book Ray has a difficult case to solve that keeps getting more complicated. It held my attention from page one. I like the faith element that starts to surface for Ray.  I can't wait to read the next book in the series and find out what happens to Ray and Crevis next. Recommended.


    Review copy provided by publisher.

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