Private Investigator Rick Cahill fears the next knock on his door will be a cop holding a warrant for his arrest. For murder. La Jolla Chief of Police Tony Moretti is convinced Rick killed a missing person. No body has been found, but the evidence that's piling up says murder and it all points to Rick. With Moretti on his tail and the bank about to foreclose on his house, Rick takes a paying case that will stave off the bank, but pits him against Moretti and the La Jolla Police Department.
Brianne Colton, a beautiful country singer, is convinced her estranged husband's suicide was really murder. Rick is unconvinced, but the mortgage has to be paid. Each new piece of evidence convinces him she's right. He breaks his number one rule and falls for Brianne, even as he begins to question her motives.
As Moretti cinches the vise tighter, with Rick unable to trust the FBI, evil forces emerge from the shadows who will do anything, including torture and murder, to stop Rick from uncovering the truth.
gritty and to the point
Private Investigator Rick Cahill hasn’t quite recovered from his last brush with the law. He’s confident it’s only a matter of time before the cops arrest him for murder involving a missing body. In the meantime, he has a hot, beautiful woman seeking his help – her husband committed suicide but she’s not convinced.
Along the way, Rick has made lots of enemies that are hiding around each corner. His attention is scattered between losing his home, police chief tailing him and other unknown persons stalking him – Cahill doesn’t trust anyone. It’s only a matter of time before they get him or he gets them!
Well developed, the plot moves quickly with lots of action. There are no loose ends. Characters are well-developed and easy to follow. This is a vintage detective thriller – gritty and to the point. Matt Coyle has captured the vintage detective thriller genre and delivered a solid book.
The narrator, Travis Baldree, does an excellent performance of this dark detective novel. He kept the characters straight and even added to the vintage quality of the novel - his voice going gravelly for Rick. He kept the action going with the right inflection of his voice.
A great listen for anyone who loves vintage detective novels with a dark background. I listened to this as a stand alone, although there are others in this series.
There were no issues with the quality production of this audiobook.
Audiobook was provided for review by the narrator.
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