May 25, 2009

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: The Night Watchman by Mark Mynheir

WINNER: Mary Jane in South Carolina


Courtesy of Random House
Author's Website


On his way to a routine suspect interview homicide detective Ray Quinn took two bullets that ended his career and watched as the woman he loved, his partner Trisha, took one bullet that ended her life. Now eleven months later Ray is a night watchman at an Orlando condo and Jim Beam is his best friend.

One night while working on his sudoku puzzle a woman comes in begging him to check on her brother who hasn’t answered her calls since the day before. Upon entering the condo the woman’s pastor brother is found dead along with a stripper in an apparent murder-suicide.

Convinced her brother is innocent Pam begs Ray to investigate the case when no one else will listen to her claims. After initially turning her down Ray decides to help. Soon the investigation leads Ray to believe that one of his former police officers has something to hide and will stop at nothing to ensure his secret will never be revealed.

Ray quickly became an endearing character with warts and all. He’s tough and bitter but at the end opens his heart to the ones he pushed away. His sidekick through the book is his condo co-worker Crevis Creighton, a young cop wannabe who comes from an abusive home. Initially he seems to have a screw or two loose but when push comes to shove Crevis proves there really is a hero lurking inside.

The Night Watchman is an excellent Christian suspense story and the first in the new Ray Quinn series. I look forward to the next installment and recommend this one to all suspense lovers.

About the Author:
A detective with the Criminal Investigations Unit of the Palm Bay Police Department, Mark Mynheir investigates violent crimes and writes riveting Christian fiction. A U.S. Marine with a passion for martial arts and firearms training, Mark has worked on narcotics units, SWAT teams, and myriad high-risk situations. His four novels offer a realistic glimpse into the gritty world of law enforcement and the rarely seen raw emotions behind the badge. Mark lives in Florida with his wife and three children.

MAIN ENTRY:
To enter to win a new copy of The Night Watchman leave a comment here telling me your favorite hero and sidekick pair.
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Open worldwide. One main entry per household. Giveaway ends May 29th and the winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email or a new winner will be selected.

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47 comments :

Valorie said...

Hero and sidekick? Ruso and Tilla from the Medicus series.

I follow.

Oh, and I gave a tweet: http://twitter.com/morbidromantic/status/1911913864


Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Cindy said...

I think my favorite serious hero and sidekick were from a long tme ago from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - Robert Vaughn and David McCullum were the actors. A comical part of crime fighters that I loved was from the Andy Griffin Show - Sheriff Andy and his sidekick, Barney.

Please enter me in the giveaway. I would love to win a copy of this book!

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Cindy said...

I am also a follower of your blog.

I also subscribe by email.

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

I'm going to go with Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen from Smallville for sheer hotness factor! :)

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Kitten22 said...

I tweeted about this!

http://twitter.com/BookingKitten22

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MJ said...

I'll have to pick the guy from Get Smart and his sidekick Agent 99! (I'm showing my age here!)


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MJ said...

I follow.


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MJ said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/sumrthyme/status/1918323679

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Jackie B. said...

Batman and Robin. Now that is classic!

Jackie B. said...

I am an email subscriber.

clenna said...

I just finished a book "Cabal of the Westford Knight" by David Brody. The two main characters were fun to read about. Their names: Cameron Thorne and Amanda Spencer.

clenna said...

I follow

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clenna said...

I subscribe

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Carolsue said...

Dr. Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis (the cop)in the Jonathan Kellerman books
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Brenda S. said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. I would love to win a copy of this book!

I also subscribe by email.
Stampnsark@aol.com

Dawn M. said...

Not sure if they count as a "hero" & sidekick but my favorite duo is Stephanie Plum & Lula. :0)

I subscribe by email.

Thanks!
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Cindy B. of Montana said...

My favorite hero and sidekick(s) are Harry Potter and Hermoine Granger/Ron Weasley!

Cindy B. of Montana said...

I subscribe!

Cindy B. of Montana said...

Tweeted!
http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/1919639102

Renee G said...

I guess I would say Sherlock Holmes and Watson.

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Kitten22 said...

I'm already a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

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Cheryl S. said...

My favorite hero & sidekick is Frodo Baggins & Sam Gamgee from "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

Thanks,
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Cheryl S. said...

I follow

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Kat Bryan said...

I'm going to say Marshall Matt Dillon (James Arness)and his deputy, Chester Goode (Dennis Weaver).

I am a subscriber.

Frances said...

Mine would be Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. :)


Also, subscribed to your email.


thanks.

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Frances said...

also twitted it: ivanulrich

http://twitter.com/ivanulrich/status/1921701336

Razielle said...

Definitely Batman and Robin.

I just followed you. :)

I hope I win the book for my project:
http://mommyandmoney.blogspot.com/2009/05/lending-my-books-to-teens-and-online.html

Will tweet promo too. My twitter account name is mommy_and_money.

Thanks!

JaniceH said...

Batman and Robin

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JaniceH said...

I follow and subscribe.

jlhal@verizon.net

bridget3420 said...

Rachel and Jenks from the Hollows series.

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bridget3420 said...

I'm a follower.

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bridget3420 said...

Tweeted - bridget3420

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mindy said...

batman and robin thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

Belinda M said...

Batman and robin all the way for me.

I follow as well

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scottsgal said...

Charlie and his brother Allan from 2 1/2 Men - not a mystery team but love those 2.

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scottsgal said...

email subscriber

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Cindy B. of Montana said...

5/26 tweet
http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/1932013401

susan said...

Batman and robin of course the classic duo!

ann marie said...

My favorite hero and sidekick would have to be FBI special agent Aloysius Pendergast and NYPD ally, Lt. Vincent D'Agosta from Preston and Childs.

ann marie said...

I am also a follower.

bridget3420 said...

tweeted - bridget3420

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A Reader said...

Batman and Robin. I don't know why, but they were always a fave.


Thanks for the giveaway!
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Anonymous said...

Mary
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

I'd so love to read this!!! And my favorite hero and sidekick has to be the Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson :)

wendy said...

Has to be Batman and Robin.

madamerkf at aol dot com

Cindy B. of Montana said...

5/27 tweet
http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/1943915360

Cindy B. of Montana said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/1956615013

Y. Bressani said...

Favorite hero and sidekick pair? Toughie....for mystery and comic genres it's a toss up between Batman and Robin and Holmes and Watson. Irregardless of genres, then it would have to be St. Germain and Rogier from Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's books....