The Corruptible- Mark Mynheir
The Corruptible is one of a series of mysteries involving the private detective Ray Quinn. I haven't read any of the other Ray Quinn mystery books, but it wasn't hard to pick up with this one and follow what was going on.
Ray Quinn is a struggling private detective who needs funds. So, when a millionaire CEO wants to hire him to find some stolen property, the pay off is hard to resist. But the accused thief is an ex-cop. And a former acquaintance of Ray's. So, Ray is cautious about the case. As he begins his investigation, he finds out that the case is much more involved than he even suspected. Ray ends up involved in a murder and federal investigation even as he seeks to confront his own demons and may even begin to seek God.
I'll admit that I had a hard time getting into this one. It sort of reminded me of a Christian James Patterson novel but had a much slower beginning. As I read, I liked it more and more. Ray Quinn is an interesting character- a stereotypical PI. His assistant Crevis Creighton is likeable, and I'd like to read more about him. The story was quite interesting once it picked up, and I thought it had a good mix of suspense and action. It is not blatantly Christian, but there is at least one main Christian character who provides food for thought for Ray who is definitely a seeker. I'd like to find out more about Ray Quinn and his friends. I'll probably be looking for more Ray Quinn mysteries.
I received a free Kindle edition of this book from Waterbrook press for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.