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Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Corruptible by Mark Mynheir

The Corruptible by Mark Mynheir is the second book in the Ray Quinn Mystery Series. I haven't read any other Quinn books, the story had several references to incidents in past books, but enough background info was given that it was easy to follow.
 It is the story of Ray Quinn; former detective turned private investigator, who had to retire when he was wounded.
In Quinn’s first big job he tries to solve an easy open and shut case for his client. The man Quinn is searching for, Logan Ramsey, a dirty ex-cop who stole from his employer. In what begins as an “easy” case turns complicated. While investigating the motel murder in an attempt to find the stolen property, Quinn comes in contact with a list of unsavory characters.
Quinn works with his young assistant Crevis, who he is training to become a cop and Quinn's quasi part time employee, Pam (a character from the first book), who tries to teach Crevis enough grammar to pass the written test for the police academy, which he had failed twice already, due to Dyslexia.
I planned to leisurely read this story but the action on the pages kept me wanting to know more right away. If you like detective mysteries you will enjoy this book. It has interesting details such as: humor, procedural knowledge, brisk pacing, redemption and strong characters.
I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah as part of their Blogging for Books program in return for my review.