Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

The Night Watchman by Mark Mynheir **blog tour**

on May 24, 2009

I am pleased to announce my first ever, Waterbrook/Multnomah blog tour!  I am happy to bring you the tour for The Night Watchman by Mark Mynheir.


Ray Quinn is a tough, quick-witted homicide detective in love with his partner, Trisha Willis. She gives Ray something to live for—something to hope in. Until a barrage of bullets leaves Trisha murdered and Ray crippled.
Struggling with his new physical disability and severe depression, Quinn turns to whiskey, scorn, and a job as a night watchman to numb the pain. But when a pastor and dancer are found dead in an apparent murder-suicide, the pastor’s sister approaches Quinn for help.
Reluctantly, Quinn takes the case and is plunged into the perilous Orlando. Soon he discovers that, not only was the pastor murdered, but the case may be linked to his and Trisha’s ambush. Torn between seeking revenge or responsibility, Quinn is thrust into the case of his life.
Author Mark Mynheir gives readers his most profound police thriller to date with The Night Watchman (first book in The Night Watchman Private Detective Agency Series). Readers of all ages will devour this gripping murder mystery that bristles with tension and intrigue. In a taut cop-style all his own, Mynheir delivers an inside look at the thoughts, feelings, fears, and challenges police officers experience while investigating violent crimes and the lost souls who commit them. 

Author Bio:

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.

My opinion:

I really enjoyed this book, usually I am unsure of new-to-me authors but I was wonderfully suprised.  Mr. Mynheir did a great job in creating characters that come alive and don’t just lay flat on a page – they have feelings and failings and that comes across loud and clear.  I read this book in two days and wether that was because the action kept me reading, or the fact I had to know if Ray Quinn would accept Jesus I had to keep reading.  This book gave me a way to read about law and order without all the cussing and other immoral going ons.

If you’d like to purchase this yourself you can visit Random House’s catalog for three easy ways to order this book from your own home!

The Contest/Giveaway:

I have an extra copy to give away to one of my readers, so if you want to enter follow the following:

  1. leave a comment AND a way to get ahold of you if you win.
  2. follow me on twitter (SarahJoBailey) and leave a comment AND with a way to contact you.
  3. leave another comment telling me your favorite praise and/or worship song AND a way to contact you. 

You can enter each way one time a day until May 29th, when I will draw a winner and be in contact with you as soon as I can to get an address.

And if you’d like to be a part of other great blog tours visit Blogging For Books. 


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