Ray Quinn mystery, No 2
April 2011/ ISBN 97876 01420749
by Barbara Buhrer
Retired from the police from because of a disability, Ray Quinn
established the Night Watchman Detective Agency. His newest client
brings with him an extremely generous check, which will enable the
floundering agency to survive. The client, Armon Mayer of Mayer
Holdings, wants Quinn to find Logan Ramsey. Ramsey, an ex-cop and
Head of Security for Mayer Holdings, has vanished taking with him
important, sensitive documents. Mayer wants them back. Quinn finds
Ramsey in a motel room where he has been killed. There is no trace
of the papers. Quinn's further investigations lead to a trail of
murder, deceit, betrayal and ultimately danger to Quinn himself.
He wonders what is so important and sensitive in these papers to
lead to murder.
This is a slow-moving police procedural. Nevertheless it is a quick,
enjoyable read. Quinn is a troubled man, definetley human, suffering
from his disability with doubts about his future and with growing
dependence on what he calls "his friend, Jim Beam". The
supporting characters are strong and with human qualities. The author
gives an inside view of the world of the private investigator.