Ray Quinn, ex-cop, is a private investigator with a new, extremely wealthy client who wants him to retrieve data stolen by a former security employee. Trouble is, that former security employee is an ex-cop who briefly worked with Ray before being fired for improprieties in an investigation. Now that former employee/ex-cop is dead, and Ray suspects that his new client isn’t telling him everything about the situation.
Any good PI needs a team, and Ray’s includes his policeman-wanna-be muscle man Crevis and his secretary/jack of all trades Pam. Because Ray left the department on good terms, he also has consultant status with the local police and has several friends still on the force.
This is the second novel in Mark Mynheir’s Night Watchman series, but the first book by Mynheir that I’ve read. It reads like an old-fashioned Raymond Chandleresque pulp fiction mystery; nothing flashy or fancy (other than partner Crevis’ suits), just good old gumshoe whodunit at its best. Mynheir uses his background in law enforcement to bring a realistic feel to the story, and his characters are flawed and interesting.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.