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Friday, July 1, 2011

The Corruptible by Mark Mynheir


For those who haven’t read Quinn’s first book, The Night Watchman, the main character, Ray Quinn, is an ex-homicide detective, turned private investigator, because of an on-the-job injury. Quinn lost his girlfriend at the same time as he was injured himself; so, not only is he in physical pain, he is in emotional pain, too.

In The Corruptible, Quinn is trying to locate some missing corporate files for his client, Armon Mayer. Logan Ramsey, an ex-cop who works as a security officer for Mayer, is supposedly the thief; but when Quinn locates Ramsey, he finds the officer dead and the files missing. To make matters worse, Quinn begins to realize that Mayer is being less than truthful.

In The Night Watchman, Quinn solves a case involving the brother of a girl named Pam. She plays a role in this second book, also. Pam is the Christian in the story, and a good friend to Quinn. Quinn is a skeptic, an alcoholic, and not interested in religion of any kind; but because he respects Pam, he does allow her to mention her religion on occasion. The religious references are few and not preachy at all.

My husband was a cop, so I know what cops are like. Ray is a believable cop as far as his work and attitude go, but because there’s no cussing or sex, he does seem a bit too “nice.” However, as a Christian, I appreciated this about the book. I don’t think you have to read cussing or sex scenes to enjoy a story. I know others will disagree; so buyers beware. If you want a rough cop story with cussing and sex, skip this one. If however, you want to read a good detective story with a gentler main character, you’ll love the book. The writing is good, the plot is interesting, and the main characters are likable. Read Chapter one of The Corruptible.

I’m looking forward to the next book in the series! 

"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."

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