Review: The Corruptible

Another mil spouse blogger was talking about a really cool sounding program that I decided to check out.  It’s called Blogging for Books, and it’s done by Multnomah Press.  I’ll be honest, I was initially intrigued by the opportunity for free books, and I decided to give it a try.

Multnomah Press is primarily a Christian publisher, but there are a range of books if those don’t pique your interest.  You selected a book that is mailed to you free, and you then have 90 days to read and review it.  As soon as you’ve posted a review to your blog, their site, and a commercial site like Amazon, you can request another one.  That’s it.  There’s a rating system on their site that I haven’t gotten very far into yet since this is my first review for Multnomah Press, but there are prizes for top rated reviews.  Personally, free books alone are enough to motivate me, but the prizes look pretty nice.  Anyway, that’s what I’m trying.  I’ll have to let you know how it goes.

The first title I chose is the Corruptible by Mark Mynheir.  It is the second in a series of books based on a character named Ray Quinn.  Ray Quinn, a new private investigator and ex-cop, takes a seemingly easy job retrieving stolen corporate information for a company that is into more than it lets on. Battling a bad leg and alcoholism, Quinn relies on his sidekick Crevis to help untangle the case that quickly involves a motorcycle gang, druggie ex-girlfriends, and a dead suspect. The further he goes into the case, the less Quinn is sure what side of the case he should really be on.

Even though The Corruptible is the second book in the series, I didn’t feel like missed anything and could easily jump right into the action—action that is likened to just about everything under the sun. The author overloads you with similes on almost every page. The book is extremely easy to read and entertaining, but his descriptions get a bit funny at times. An ex-cop himself, Mynheir knows his police procedure and lingo. It’s a lot like reading an episode of Law & Order. You feel like it’s authentic, there are a few twists, but it all neatly wraps up by the end and you feel good about the characters. Crevis, his sidekick, was my favorite character and added some depth to the story as did the sideline about catching the internet spammer. It was fun to read and I’d be interested to see where Mynheir takes the series, but I wouldn’t call it high literature by any means.


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