The Corruptible: A Ray Quinn Mystery

The Corruptible: A Ray Quinn Mystery

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by Mark Mynheir
     
 

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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

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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?

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ISBN-13:
9781601422866
Publisher:
The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Series:
A Ray Quinn Mystery
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Pages:
352
File size:
2 MB

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DYING ON THE TOILET was not how I envisioned leaving this world.

“Ray Quinn, you’re a dead man!” The behemoth’s rumblings reverberated off the bathroom walls like a fully throttled Harley-Davidson.

I locked the stall door and shuffled back against the wall, my good leg using the toilet to keepme upright.My balance was still suspect after the shooting that destroyed my hip and pelvis eighteen months before. I pulled out my phone and typed a hurried text message to my partner, Crevis.

Trapped in bathroom w/maniac. Get here now!

“Where are you, you gumshoe rat?”The goon kicked in the stall door three down from me. Keith Wagner, my large and socially challenged pursuer, didn’t possess much of a sense of humor. His wife suspected he was being unfaithful and hired me to follow him. It wasn’t a difficult job, as he possessed a predilection for young ladies and excessive amounts of booze. Easy money, I thought. Now it seemed Keith was going to extract from my body every dollar his wife paid me.

The lovely and gracious Mrs.Wagner hadn’t thought it important to inform me that she confronted Keith and blamed everything on me until after she went to the gym and met some friends for a brunch date.

I got her flippant warning call as Keith followed me into the restaurant where I was meeting Crevis for lunch, so he was now on a quest to separate my head from the rest of my body. I ducked into the bathroom to avoid him. Not the smartest move I’d made in a while, because now I was cornered. And in my hobbled condition, I couldn’t outrun anyone anywhere. I hoped Crevis got my message, or he would be looking for another employer soon.

“So you wanna ruin other people’s marriages, do ya?” Another stall door fell victim to Keith’s raging foot.

Pointing out that it was his serial adultery and boorish behavior that led to his personal problems probably wouldn’t help the situation, so I remained quiet.

“You wanna stick your face into other people’s business?” The walls rocked again as the stall next to mine endured his assault. I aimed the weighty brass handle of my cane toward the door. Whatever he wanted to do to me would come at great cost.

The door handle jiggled. “Thought you could hide, did you—Ray Quinn, private eye?”

The door exploded open, and I was face to face with Keith, who stood a solid six foot three with a thick lumberjack build that made me wonder if this whole private-investigator gig was worth it. He worked his hands in and out like he was warming up his forearms to throttle me. He smirked, and I hammered the handle of my cane into his bearded face.

A meaty thump filled the air as one of Keith’s teeth smacked the mirror behind him and swirled around in the sink. Keith staggered back, blood pouring down his chin. He snarled—minus a front tooth—and charged back into the stall and snatched me by the neck, smacking the back of my head against the wall. He growled as his beefy hands wrapped around my throat; his crazed eyes widened as he squeezed down hard.

While trying to break his stranglehold, I reached back to my waistband holster for my Glock 9mm. Magilla Gorilla thumped my head against the wall twice more, trapping my pistol between my back and the wall. An uppercut to his man-spot elicited only a groan from him. A follow-up shot caused him to release his grip and stumble backward, hunched over and clutching his groin.

I stabbed the brass tip of my cane down on his foot with both hands, coaxing another yelp from him. He hopped backward on one leg, then fired a cranium-rattling punch intomy cheek, knocking me down onto the toilet. He grabbed me by the shirt and jerked me out of the stall, launching me through the air and dropping me on the sink counter. My cane slid across the floor toward the bathroom door. One of the faucets snapped as we wrestled on the sink top, spraying water like a fountain.

As Keith raised his fist to pound me, the bathroom door smacked against the wall, and Crevis Creighton stepped in.

Crevis, in his gray suit and fedora, streaked toward us and nailed Keith with his shoulder, driving him into the wall and off me. He locked Keith in a bear hug, pressing him against the wall. Keith pushed Crevis’s face back and took a wild swing. Crevis broke away and bobbed under the punch, his much-loved fedora falling to the floor. He fired two deep uppercuts to Keith’s floating ribs, just like I had coached him. Keith gasped and looped another much slower, feeble swing at Crevis, who stepped back out of range as the punch sailed past.Crevis snapped a round kick to Keith’s jaw, knocking him back against the wall. He slid down to the damp floor, unconscious.

The water from the broken faucet drenched us as I lay on the counter like a slab of so much pounded beef, my hip throbbing in pain.

“You all right, Ray?” Crevis said as he snatched his hat from the floor and affixed it back onto his head. Oblivious to the torrents of water jetting around us, he was quick to my side, as usual. The kid was consistent if nothing else. The look of concern on his face was genuine, but he’d seen me battered and beaten before. I’d get up.

I always did—one of my many faults.

“I’ll make it.” I started to scoot myself off of the counter and swing my legs to the floor. A searing bolt of pain rocketed down my spine and hip. “Maybe I’ll wait here for a minute.”

The romantic notion of being a private investigator—righting wrongs, searching for justice, and all the other drivel that zipped through my brain on occasion—seemed a bit foolish as I rested on a bathroom counter, nearly drowning in cold sink water.

Crevis’s gray suit was now a sooty black as the sink continued to spit water at us. Drops poured off the lip of his fedora like a rain gutter in a hurricane. My already broken body cried out again, even more than usual. I hoped Keith hadn’t destroyed any of the doctor’s work on my damaged hip and pelvis. When I caught my breath, I’d try to stand and test it out. But for a moment, I was quite comfortable lying there, taking an unplanned shower. “You might want to call OPD before this goon wakes up,” I said. “I don’t think he’ll be happy.”

Sliding his arm underneath mine, Crevis tipped me up into a sitting position. He eased me off the counter, then stepped over Keith, who was still taking a tile nap, to retrieve my cane for me.

Crevis had packed on about twenty pounds since we’d started working together. The kid had been in the gym every day, lifting weights and doing heavy bag workouts. I’d been coaching him on his boxing and kick-boxing skills, which I recognized now as an investment in my own health. A 9mm bullet to my side had ensured I would never hit the ring again. “Whose idea was this PI thing again?” I asked.

“Yours,” he said.

“Remind me to never listen to myself again.”

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Meet the Author

Mark Mynheir is the author of the Christy Award nominated The Night Watchman, the first Ray Quinn mystery. He has worked undercover as a narcotics agent, as a SWAT team member, and now investigates violent crimes as a detective with the Criminal Investigations Unit in central Florida, where he lives with his wife and three children.

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Corruptible 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I heard Mark Mynheir on a radio interview and decided The Corruptible would be my first introduction to his books. I am pleased to say I have a new author on my Must Buy list. The book stood on its own and the story was both compelling and action filled with nice touches of humor. How refreshing to read a good mystery with enough graphic detail to hold ones interest without being subjected to foul language that adds nothing to the progress of the plot.
raebethmcgee More than 1 year ago
The Corruptible begins with Ray Quinn, an ex-cop, private investigator working on a case with his sidekick, Crevis. They team up and work on cases along side the police, which Ray has very good connections with. Ray deals with an internal battle everyday due to being shot while on the job and is masked by his friend, Jim (alcohol). While struggling to do his job with the pain, Ray lands a case that sets him in a tornado of events throughout the book. The events were well thought out and keeps the reader guessing. The plot ran smoothly and pulled the reader in from the very beginning. Ray finds himself dealing with a murder, secrets, and arrogance of a wealthy man who hired Ray to find important information that was stolen from him. The twists and turns throughout the book, never gives a hint on how the book will end. For those who are into reading detective/mystery type books, I would definitely recommend reading, The Corruptible by Mark Mynheir. The journey throughout the book leaves the reader feeling the need to find out what happens. This is definitely a page turner and I have added it to my favorites list. I have given this book a 5 (five) star rating.
Lilibet_King More than 1 year ago
Ray Quinn, ex-cop, is a private investigator with a new, extremely wealthy client who wants him to retrieve data stolen by a former security employee. Trouble is, that former security employee is an ex-cop who briefly worked with Ray before being fired for improprieties in an investigation. Now that former employee/ex-cop is dead, and Ray suspects that his new client isn¿t telling him everything about the situation. Any good PI needs a team, and Ray¿s includes his policeman-wanna-be muscle man Crevis and his secretary/jack of all trades Pam. Because Ray left the department on good terms, he also has consultant status with the local police and has several friends still on the force. This is the second novel in Mark Mynheir¿s Night Watchman series, but the first book by Mynheir that I¿ve read. It reads like an old-fashioned Raymond Chandleresque pulp fiction mystery; nothing flashy or fancy (other than partner Crevis¿ suits), just good old gumshoe whodunit at its best. Mynheir uses his background in law enforcement to bring a realistic feel to the story, and his characters are flawed and interesting. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
H-A-Titus More than 1 year ago
Back cover: 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 Thoughts: Let's look at the cons first: Ray Quinn drinks. A LOT. But it's not shown in nearly as much of a glamorous light as in The Maltese Falcon, nor is it even shown to be funny like it often is in the Thin Man series. Ray pays the prices for drinking and he knows he has a problem. I think there was one or two mild cuss words in the book. And, this is a detective story. It's full of nasty people doing nasty things like cheating and taking drugs, and there are suggestions of boyfriends/girlfriends living together/sleeping together. However, it doesn't show any of these things nor dwell on them, unless a detective is speculating about how someone had the opportunity to kill someone else. Nothing in it made me squirm. Now the pros: This book reminds me of an old detective movie like The Maltese Falcon or one of the Thin Man movies. And honestly, I love love love the old detective genre. So I really enjoyed this book and I bet anyone who likes Agatha Christe, Dashiell Hammett, or even a more modern book like Randy Alcorn's Deception, would love this book. The characters are well-drawn. We have the stereotypes of the story (of course) like the grouchy old codger detective, the bumbling, over-eager assistant, and two beautiful women. But since you can't really have a hard-boiled detective story without some some variation of these stereotypes, it didn't bother me at all. The story is well-written and had quite a few twists and turns. I guessed the culprit correctly, but not too much before the end of the book. Conclusion: I'd definitely recommend this book to people 16 and up, not because there's necessarily anything bad in it (besides the mild cuss words), but because of the intensity of the book. If you like detective stories, buy The Corruptible and look for other Ray Quinn novels.
purplerose75 More than 1 year ago
I liked this book, but not as much as the first one in the series, The Night Watchman. Apparently, there is some deficiency in my character because the main reason I prefer the first one is that Ray has mellowed a little and he doesn't take quite as many verbal shots at Crevis in The Corruptible. This book is still funny and the crime/mystery aspect is very well done. I'm enjoying watching the relationships build between Ray, who would prefer to be on his own if everyone would just leave him alone, and Pam and Crevis. Ray is also creeping a little closer to God. Oh, and there is the ongoing email exchange with a South African spammer. My favorite passage in the book is a conversation between Oscar, Ray's former police chief, and Ray. **"I'll be on my best behavior." I raised my right hand. "I don't want your 'best' behavior," he said. "I want better behavior. Much better. No tasering witnesses, impromptu wiretaps, hacking computers, or transporting prisoners in your trunk. You need to do everything right." I had forgotten about the prisoner in the trunk.** I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
MontanaMomma More than 1 year ago
This was a great book! It sucked me in and honestly kept me guessing as to who did what and why. I wasn't lost either (because this isn't the first Ray Quinn mystery) which was good because not all books with the same main character can be read out of order. Great detail, well written, even funny at times. Highly recommended! Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.
JamieLittle More than 1 year ago
Ray Quinn, a former cop turned PI, has a tough new case on his hands; a high powered business man wants him to find the person who stole some sensitive information. What seems like an easy job quickly turns into a huge mess as Ray and his trusty sidekick, Crevis, make some new discoveries. What follows is a story full of twists and turns that keeps the reader turning pages so they can hurry up and figure out "whodunnit". I recently received a complimentary copy of this book for review and couldn't put it down. I didn't realize that it was a sequel to another book until after I'd finished reading it, but that didn't prove to be a problem. I was able to get a feel for the characters and their relationships without feeling like I missed out by not reading the first book. I really enjoyed reading this book and I look forward to reading more of the Ray Quinn series.
cash8907 More than 1 year ago
The Corruptible by Mark Mynheir is the second in the Night Watchman series of books about private investigator Ray Quinn, and is definitely a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I have not read the first book in this series, but didn't find myself floundering or lost due to missing details. The author does a commendable job in relaying important facts from the first book to the second without taking too much space away from the plot of this book. Ray Quinn is a former cop who suffered tragic loss of while on duty. Not only was he shot and injured, but he also watched the woman he loved killed on the same day. His experiences have left him an alcoholic and without his former career. As a private investigator, he is hired on by a business tycoon to search out an employee who has absconded with important company files. Ray manages to find the employee (Logan Ramsey) but he gets there too late. Someone else has beat him to the punch and murdered the man and taken the files. From that point forward, the book takes many twists and turns as we watch Ray work alongside his former police department and his current partner Crevis. They find themselves in unlikely situations but never too discouraged to keep going on. Mr. Mynheir is certainly an excellent story teller and weaves his plot with twists and turns that keep you guessing as to what will happen next. His characters are well thought out and incorporated nicely into the plot. And, although published and distributed as a Christian novel, the underlying Christian message is not too preachy to dissuade those who typically don't like "Christian fiction". I plan on going back and getting the first in this series and am excited to see more in the future. Mr. Mynheir is a great author whose attention to small details and excellent dialogue kept me on the edge of my seat and barely wanting to put the book down until I finished.
KarissaAngel More than 1 year ago
Mark Mynheir, author of The Corruptible is an excellent writer. This is the second book of the Ray Quinn mystery and it is captivating. I generally feel if I can read a book in three days of less, it has to be good. Private investigator, Ray Quinn finds himself in cases to keep him financially afloat but there are times when this retired cop and living with a painful disbility has limited options. In the meantime, his sidekick, Crevis is learning the ins and outs to become a cop himself witht he guidance of Ray Quinn in the detective agency. Ray finds himself a new client that is rich and could possibly help him out financially. As the case progresses along, of which Ray thought would be a open and shut case, it turns out to be more mysterious than expected. Without the client telling exactly what is going on except to find a computer disk that Logan Reed downloaded company information on to. Logan Reed is dead, but no disk is found. Ray works with the force to help find the killer of Logan, as well as helping his client find the disk. Ray finds that Logan had many enemies and people of interest are holding back the truth since they are afraid of landing back in jail. In the end, Ray solves the complete mystery of the murder of Logan Reed and recovers the disk. This is really a great read; if you read the first book, The Night Watchman, you will enjoy this one also. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
ChristysBookBlog More than 1 year ago
The Corruptible by Mark Mynheir is the second book in the Night Watchman series about private investigator Ray Quinn. Ray is a former police officer who was shot in the hip while on duty, leaving him in constant pain and forced to use a cane. That day he also watched the woman he loved shot to death. The emotional and physical pain has left him dependent on alcohol to get through each day. Ray has been hired by enigmatic tycoon Armon Mayer to track down missing employee, Logan Ramsey, who disappeared from work after stealing some important files that Mayer is desperate to get back. Ramsey was a cop, so Ray is familiar with the man and his undercover work with a motorcycle gang that led to his firing from the force. Working with his partner, Crevis, who keeps failing his police academy exam, and friend Pam, whose brother's murder Ray solved in the first book, Ray quickly finds Logan's dead body, but no sign of the missing files. The investigation turns from a theft to murder, and Ray works with his old buddies at the police department to solve Logan's murder. From high-priced boardrooms to a motorcycle gang's drug infested lair, Ray rarely loses his cynical sense of humor and quick wits. Mynheir's writing is reminiscent of Dashiell Hammet and Mike Hammer with Ray's running commentary and the where did that come from twists. The writing is impeccable. Ray says he needs Jim (Jim Beam) to get to sleep, and Joe (coffee) to get up each day. He describes his crippled leg as being good for filling his jeans and keep him from throwing his shoes away. Despite Ray's bitter humor, he has a soft heart and an unerring determination to make things right. I can't wait to read the next book in this amazing series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Corruptible pulled me in within the first few flips of the page. Mark Mynheir was an unknown author to me, person of a thousand mystery/criminal suspense type novels stuffed in every nook, cranny, and drawer. Mystery snob that I am, Mr. Mynheir dragged me knee deep into the fun with Private Investigator Ray Quinn who is like a dog with a ham bone when it comes to investigation. This detective also has his human weakness, a sense of humor, and a sidekick who is a little bit educationally challenged as well as being as handy and devoted as a pitbull keeping your back. It has been a long time since I enjoyed a mystery this much, and now I'm itching to read *The Night Watchman*, the first Ray Quinn mystery.
hmckenty More than 1 year ago
I didn't get very far in this book. I found some of it a bit hard to follow. As a matter of fact, I had set it aside for a few months and go back to the beginning when I picked it up again. When I tried reading it the second time, I only got another few pages into it than I did the first go around. But what really turned me off this book in the end was when I read a "shocker" of a word from the main character, Ray Quinn. Okay, I get it. He's not a Christian, but has a Christian influence in his job which I'm sure will convert him later in this series. But for being in the Christian thriller genre, I was just a bit surprised. I will not be reading any other books by this author. FTC Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook/Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. That in no way sways my opinion of this book. All opinions expressed in this review are honest and mine alone.
Uniquely_His More than 1 year ago
MY REVIEW Ever watch the Mike Hammer t.v. shows? Read any of Mickey Spillane's crime novels? Well, Corruptible has a lot of that style. A tough ex-cop with danger on all sides, Ray Quinn is a character you can't help but love. He's a tough (teddy-bear) ex-cop turned private investigator with an assistant who is ready to back him in a heart-beat. Ray's new client and new case has more twists and turns than a switch-back trail. Mark does an incredible job in keeping the suspense high, the humor great and the pace fast, fast, fast. Through-out the story, he also weaves in Pam, the sister of Quinn's last case, who is a Christian. She helps Crevis (Ray's sidekick) prepare for the police exam, encourages Ray to let Jim (Jim Beam) go, and is there for him when he needs someone in a time of need. Crevis is a wonderful sidekick for Ray. Impetuous, yet faithful, young and strong, Crevis acts as Ray's bodyguard, room-mate, and desires to become a cop. The rest of the cast in this great novel are all well-rounded, full-bodied and complete the adventurous tale of Corruptible. Fast-paced, an adrenalin rush from the first page to the end. This is one incredible novel. I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading more by Mark Mynheir. I received this free Kindle copy from Blogging For Books for the purpose of writing a review. I am under no obligation to write a positive review.
SpontaneouslyUnique More than 1 year ago
In the beginning, I thought the book was alright. Then after a while, i think the story line started getting a bit confusing. After some time, I started getting lost and found myself scanning through the pages trying to find out what I missed. Not my favorite book...
Destinyisntfree More than 1 year ago
First off, let me start by saying that Orlando, Florida is less than an hour away from where I currently live, and I thought it was really cool that I recognized some of the street names and places that were mentioned in the book. That made it easier for me to connect with the story on an even more personal level, because it was close to home, so to speak. This is the first book I have read by Mr. Mynheir, and you can be sure that it will not be the last. The characters and storyline were realistic and believable, which can be difficult for a writer to accomplish sometimes. You can clearly tell from the writing that the author had been a police officer for some time, and that colored the writing in a very positive way. I really liked the fact that, without having read the first book in this series, The Night Watchman, I was able to jump right into this one and not feel like I had missed anything. In fact, I only learned this was part of a series when I reached the end of the book! To me, that is the sign of an excellent writer. I felt as though I was experiencing everything with the characters and seeing what they were seeing. This is something that I strive to accomplish in my own writing, so to me, this is huge. I kind of laughed at myself a little bit, because as I was reading, when they got to the medical examiner's office, I almost expected him to be talking to Dr. G from the show on Discovery Health. Overall, I found the story enjoyable and easy to read. I really was not able to find much of anything negative to say. If I had to pinpoint a negative, I would say that maybe the chapters should not have been broken up into such tiny bits. Every time the scenery changed, the author changed chapters. Some view this as a good thing and some will not. Overall, I give this book a 4.5 star rating, and thoroughly enjoyed reading it and am very glad that I took a chance on it. I hope you will feel the same way. **DISCLAIMER** I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. I was not compensated in any way or swayed in any manner to provide a positive review, and the opinions expressed above are my own.
BookLover40AH More than 1 year ago
Mark Mynheir knows how to write!! I will now be looking for any others he writes or has written. The story has intensity and a crime mystery thats intriguing as you'll find yourself flying through the pages. I received this book from WaterBrook Multnomah publishing group in exchange for my review.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another book to review, finally! I just finished reading Mark Mynheir's The Corruptible. For fans of the Christian-based detective stories, like myself, this is a winner! Full of flawed, fully-human characters, twists and turns, mystery and humor, this was a very enjoyable read and I am looking forward to more in the series. I have a mental picture in my head of the story's protagonist, detective Ray Quinn, and I can't wait to see how things progress for him. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
Soaper_Ang More than 1 year ago
Ex-homicide detective Ray Quinn never expected life as a private investigator to be glamorous-but being cornered in a bathroom stall by the enraged philandering husband of a client? That's something he could live without. Retired from the force 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 number of zeros on the check. Ray soon 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? It took me a little while to get into this book but once I was, I was hooked. Every time I thought I had it figured out, something new was thrown in and I had to rethink my entire theory. There are so many possible suspects and motives that it will keep you guessing long after you put the book down for the day. Great for mystery lovers! As a reminder, I was given this book for free from the WaterBrook Multnomah "Blogging for Books" program. All opinions are my own.
PurpleAnime More than 1 year ago
Ex homicide cop Ray Quinn never expected life as private investigator to be glamorous- and being cornered in a bathroom stall by an enraged philandering husband makes it even less so. In the Corruptible Ray Quinn has his own P.I office called The Night Watchman. He and Crevis are on the case this time to solve a very complex case: Logan Ramsey an ex cop turned security guard was found in a run down motel with a knife in his chest, but the plot thickens because it seems as if everyone is a suspect since everyone hated Logan. Mark Mynheir sends us on a delicious mystery filled with cop humor, dark alley's and.Crevice. The character development is very rich , featuring beloved personalities from his first book The Night Watchman and in the ever blooming and bright place of Orlando Florida. Mynheir had a career in narcotics and S.W.A.T so the book although very much real life and well told, is also holding truths of what can happen on any case. This book was well told and absolutely awesome! I can not say it enough.
aimeemoore1981 More than 1 year ago
A riveting novel that goes through the motion of suspenseful and wanting to know the truth and how much money it would take to betray the truth. This novel kept me on edge wanting to turn the pages before I was done with one page.
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MissieS More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this novel. Although I missed reading the first Ray Quinn novel, I was able to jump right into the second and definitely am going to follow through with the next novel. Most crime investigation novels are pretty cut and dry, but this one was so well written that all the pieces didn't fit together until the end. The Christian side of the novel was slowly introduced. A side character, Pam, is a devout Christian. Pam speaks to Ray about Jesus and faith a few times, but Ray is not ready to believe yet. Ray (spoiler alert) is not yet ready to grasp a relationship with Christ, but I believe the sensitive way Pam gives him information and God slowly working on his heart, he will within the series.
Jenny_Rose More than 1 year ago
The Corruptible by Mark Mynheir is a cop driven mystery. Ray Quinn is a former cop turned Private Investigator/Detective. He is coming off a case investigating a cheating husband when Armon Mayer calls. Mayer owns Mayer Holdings-a company with a lot of money, but no one really knows what it does, only that it has high profile clientele. Mayer hires Quinn to find a former security guard who has hacked into Mayer Holdings systems and downloaded sensitive information and then disappeared. Logan Ramsey, the former security guard, had many enemies and few friends. Quinn worked with him briefly in narcotics, but Ramsey was known to go undercover a little too deep. He seemed to go rogue, getting lost in the undercover world. Things get complicated when Ramsey turns up dead but the satchel containing the stolen information is nowhere to be found. Though I figured out who the killer was before the end of the book, there were several unexpected twists and turns that kept the story interesting. It was a fairly clean read with maybe a few questionable words. I think the style is similar to Parnell Hall. Though Ray Quinn is the main character, he is not a Christian in this storyline which made for an interesting angle for a Christian murder mystery. I am interested in reading more Ray Quinn mysteries by Mark Mynheir. I received this book free through the Blogging for Books program from WaterbrookMultnomah to read and give an honest review.
TheKewlMom More than 1 year ago
This was such a pleasant surprise! The second installment in Mr. Mynheir's Ray Quinn mysteries, I'll definitely be playing catch-up and reading The Night Watchman... Ray Quinn is an ex-homicide cop turned PI with a young and slightly impulsive partner, Crevis. Together with their young, tutor/Girl Friday, Pam, they become embroiled in a high stakes hunt for another ex-cop turned security officer. Mayhem ensues. The characters are fun and well drawn. The language is campy film noir but not to the point of distraction from the tense action of the story. Quinn is typical of a noir-ish gumshoe but modernized and, while macho, also vulnerable. The ex-cop he's after was once a co-worker and Quinn sees a lot of himself in the sad road taken by his target. No one is perfect in The Corruptible world and that's as it should be. There is just enough detail thrown in by Mr. Mynheir, an ex-cop himself, to make things interesting but not mind-numbing as can often happen when a writer is exceedingly proud of their knowledge/research... All of the supporting characters are well fleshed out, if a bit numerous. I'll be interested to see how the recurring characters develop. In the end, Quinn, Crevis and Pam get their man and Quinn even starts down a possible road to redemption. Can you say cliffhanger? I thoroughly enjoyed this easy but compelling read and recommend it with no reservations! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."