Book Review: The Corruptible by Mark Mynheir

Publisher: Multnomah Books

Publication Date: April 5, 2011

In the second book in the Night Watchman series, private investigator Ray Quinn lands a new case seeking to find sensitive data that an ex-cop allegedly stole. A murder changes the nature of the case and Ray becomes embroiled in a search not only for the documents but for the murderer as well. Uncovering the truth reveals more secrets than Ray had bargained for and also brings him face to face with his own inner demons.

I found The Corruptible to be a satisfying read with non-stop action that also managed to delve into the deeper things in life as well. The first half was especially enjoyable with well-plotted scenes and highly entertaining dialogue between Ray and his sidekick Crevis. Mynheir provides a humorous yet believable character in Ray, who has no pretenses and says things the way he sees them, something that has endeared the character to me. Ray's personal issues with alcohol and his slow realization of his need to change are also well portrayed. My one let-down was that Ray seemed to overlook some clues that the author made incredibly obvious, pointing to the involvement of one character in particular, and Ray's lack of awareness of this information just was not plausible for someone who is supposed to have his level of experience. Despite this fact, I found the book to be well-written overall, and those who love to read mysteries will greatly enjoy this second addition to the series.

The Corruptible receives a solid recommendation of 4 out of 5 stars. I greatly look forward to future books in the series and to visiting with Ray Quinn once again.

This review is based on an electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of completing this review.