Mark Mynheir, the author of a free blogging for books reading selection, titled," The Corruptible"
Ray Quinn, an ex homicide cop, turned Private detective, along with " Crevis", his partner, set out to look for another ex - cop , who also changed jobs, but this time as a security officer who bolted with very important ( and sensitive ! ) information.
While this book is not a book of comedy, I found myself , for some reason chuckling at the characters that Mynheir created to fill these pages.. Each one , I found endearing, charming,and exciting in their own roles within the cover of the book.
For the ex cop, Ray Quinn, a man who turned to " drink" to cure his woes, his fictionalized role seemed to grab my haert strings, as I soon began to see him as a " friend" whom I could relate to in his quest for finding the bad guy, Logan ramsey - the dirty cop we all hear about in other books of crime fiction.
I saw ,however, how the author used hard times that some sadly, find as an escape, ( Quinn's drinking problem )to weave a story of fiction, with that , but taking it to a new level in this well written ( and CLEAN ) " who dunnit" ,as the reader could envision hope, and redemption at the end of the journey.
A story WELL worth the read, as it will make you chuckle ( or at least it did me! ), make you find yourself cheering on the characters so well defined, that you will count them as your dearest friends.. Would I recommend this book, AND this author? Most certainly. I didn't realize that I have read Mark Mynheir before.. His writing is not completely different in style , as the one I read , but he carries some of the same powerful character definitions from book to book - meaning, he has the ability to draw you into the story, without realizing you are " there" ...
I recieved this books, free of charge, as a participant in the Blogging for Books, free Blogging program. I am not under any guidelines to write only positive reviews.
Monday, May 2, 2011
"bricoleur" (pronounced brik uh leyr), one who evolves the meaning of things by reinterpreting them in the context of one’s life story.