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The Corruptible: A Ray Quinn Mystery

de Mark Mynheir

Séries: Ray Quinn (2)

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How much money would it take for you to betray the truth? nbsp; 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. nbsp; 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. nbsp; 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?… (mais)
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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. ( )
  destinyisntfree | Feb 28, 2015 |
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. ( )
  destinyisntfree | Feb 28, 2015 |
The Corruptible, written by ‘copwriter’ Mark Mynheir, is a lovely detective-story about private investigator Ray Quinn, a former homicide detective. Ray Quinn is assisted by Crevis, who had a bad childhood and currently is studying for a written test for the police academy. Because he is dyslectic and had little education when he was a child, it is hard on him. He is grateful for the help of Pam Winters, the sister of the victim in Night Watchman (The Corruptible is a sequel to The Night Watchman), and meanwhile a good friend of both Quinn as Crevis. He is still recovering from a shooting 18 months ago, which made an end to his police career, and killed the love of his life who was also his police partner. Unfortunately, sometimes Ray thinks that Jim Beam is a fine medicine.
Quinn is called in on a case of corporate espionage. The accused employee is an old colleague of Ray, back in his police days. Due to undercover work, Logan becomes an alcohol addict en after solving his under cover job, he messes up at a drug deal. After that, he is fired and becomes a security officer at a financial corporation.
Of course, not everything is what it seems. The outcome is quite unexpected, and even more cases than expected are solved. The book is well written and a pleasure to read. Even hard to lay aside, when gripped by the story. Some detective stories are reasonably predictable, but not this one. I can surely recommend it and look forward to read another story by Mark Mynheir. ( )
  hjvanderklis | May 10, 2012 |
Esta resenha foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Resenhistas do LibraryThing.
I received this book from the publisher through LibraryThing's Early Review program. Always on the lookout for a good new mystery series, I enjoyed giving this one a try. The writing is good, and the characters distinctive. The plot was fair, perhaps a few too many sub-plots and definitely too many bad guys diffusing the focus. The more I read, the less I liked it, persevering only to learn "whodunnit." With a disappointing and rather pointless ending for this story, I definitely won't be reading any more in this series. ( )
  SharronA | Jan 12, 2012 |
The Corruptible is the second of Mark Mynheir's Ray Quinn series, following Night Watchman. Ray was a police detective until a gunman fire two shots at him, leaving him crippled, and another shot that killed his partner and fiance. Since then he has worked as a security guard and now has opened his own private investigation firm.

One of Orlando's richest businessmen hires Ray to find an employee who has stolen valuable client data from him. The thief is a former cop, one Ray knew, who had worked undercover and been fired for unethical and illegal conduct. Can Ray find him and who is worse, the thief or the businessman who hired Ray?

I've enjoyed both of the Ray Quinn books. Ray's character is believable. He struggles with the losses he has gone through, his constant pain, with alcoholism which is his way of dealing with the pain. He is a good investigator, thorough and rational in his approach, and still has good relationships with some of his former colleagues. The character of his assistant, Crevis, is more problematical. When first introduced he seems a comic character, a total goof. Now he is developing as more simply young, impulsive, and poorly educated, and that transition doesn't always feel real.

Overall, though, this is a good solid series with good plots and characters one can like and want to read more about. ( )
  reannon | Jun 11, 2011 |
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How much money would it take for you to betray the truth? nbsp; 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. nbsp; 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. nbsp; 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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