Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Corruptible by Mark Mynheir - a Summaview

The Corruptible: A Ray Quinn MysteryThe Corruptible is the second Ray Quinn mystery by Mark Mynheir. Ray Quinn, former homicide detective now private investigator is on the trail of the killer of cop-gone-bad Logan Ramsey. From board room to biker hangout to the seedy side of Orlando, Quinn, with his partner Crevis Creighton follow the clues with enough twists to keep the pace of the novel flowing.

Joining them in the chase is Pam Winters, former client, now turned office assistant and tutor for Crevis who is overcoming dyslexia and preparing for the police entrance exam. Pam is the a lady of faith who bears a quiet and not-so-quiet witness for Christ to Ray. Of course, as Ray puts it, "I'm glad someone was praying for me, because I wasn't inclined to do it for myself. Prayer, to me, was like surrender. And I'd rather be knocked out cold any day than quit."

That's one of the things I liked about this story. Ray is a real guy. Tough, yet with a tender side he wants to keep hidden. Hard, but with a good side that gives of himself to others. Yet, he's without a personal relationship with the Lord at the beginning of the story, and still lost at the end. At the same time, you can sense Ray is becoming more honest with his life with Pam and with God.

I'll pass this along to a friend in law enforcement. I think he'll enjoy the story and pass it along to other men who are fighting battles of their own.

Oh, and I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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