This is the second fiction book that I've reviewed and I was equally impressed. I'll admit, it doesn't take much for me, but this one was super-suspenseful and I didn't know whodunit until the very last chapter or two.
Night Watchman is about a retired homicide detective, Ray Quinn, who lost his partner (and also the love of his life), Trisha, in a shoot-out which left him critically wounded. After his forced retirement, things spiral downward for him as he is left with only fractured pieces of what his life used to be. That is, until he stumbles upon a mystery that appears to be connected to the shooting that injured him and took the life of his partner. In this book, he sets out to solve the mystery and avenge Trisha's murder.
The book is written by Mark Mynheir. This is the first book of his that I've read, but I can assure you, I will be adding him to my "list".
More on Night Watchman:
Ray Quinn is a tough, quick-witted homicide detective in love with his partner, Trisha Willis. She gives Ray something to live for—something to hope in. Until a barrage of bullets leaves Trisha murdered and Ray crippled.
Struggling with his new physical disability and severe depression, Quinn turns to whiskey, scorn, and a job as a night watchman to numb the pain. But when a pastor and dancer are found dead in an apparent murder-suicide, the pastor’s sister approaches Quinn for help.
Reluctantly, Quinn takes the case and is plunged into the perilous Orlando. Soon he discovers that, not only was the pastor murdered, but the case may be linked to his and Trisha’s ambush. Torn between seeking revenge or responsibility, Quinn is thrust into the case of his life.
Author Mark Mynheir gives readers his most profound police thriller to date with The Night Watchman (first book in The Night Watchman Private Detective Agency Series). Readers of all ages will devour this gripping murder mystery that bristles with tension and intrigue. In a taut cop-style all his own, Mynheir delivers an inside look at the thoughts, feelings, fears, and challenges police officers experience while investigating violent crimes and the lost souls who commit them.
I highly recommend this book...and as always, you have the chance to win a copy from right here on my blog. I have 2 copies to give away, so leave me a comment below or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by next Wednesday, June 3, 5pm central. I'll draw two lucky winners and even pay to have the book shipped to you if you are not local.
If you are too impatient to wait for the drawing, you can always purchase the book here. Good luck and enter NOW!