Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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?
 I received a complimentary copy of the eBook, The Corruptible by Mark Mynheir through Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing's Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.

I have always enjoyed a good mystery, and Mynheir is certainly one to deliver. I found The Corruptible to not only be a great story, but one that kept me guessing until the end. The final outcome wasn't a transparent conclusion, but one that clearly took a lot of thought and planning. If you have ever read a Kinsey Milhone mystery by Sue Grafton, I would compare The Corruptible to that series. The Ray Quinn series has a male lead, and a Christian perspective in one of the characters, but it similar in most other ways. The writing was wonderful, and matched the storyline perfectly. The reader was given significant detail in every aspect of the story, but the author never gave too much detail, boring the reader or giving away too many clues. I am excited to be introduced to a new (to me) mystery series, which I plan to read through to the end.

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