ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mark Mynheir was born and raised on the east coast of Central Florida. Like most boys growing up, Mark enjoyed sports, mainly football and martial arts.
In 1983, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and went through basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina. After serving four years in the Marines, Mark changed gears and pursued a career in law enforcement.
During his career as a police officer, Mark has worked as a narcotics agent, a S.W.A.T. team member, and a homicide detective.
Over sixteen years ago, during a health crisis involving his oldest son, Mark gave his life to Jesus Christ. Shortly after his conversion, he felt God leading him in a new direction: writing. Now he balances dual careers as a police officer and novelist.
He has authored Rolling Thunder (The Truth Chasers Book One), From the Belly of the Dragon (The Truth Chasers Book Two), and The Void (The Truth Chasers Book Three).
Mark is married to the love of his life and has three fantastic children, and they all currently reside in Central Florida.
ABOUT THE BOOK
When everything is ripped away...
Eleven months ago, Ray Quinn was a tough, quick-witted Orlando homicide detective at the top of his game-until a barrage of bullets ended his career.and his partner's life.
Now medically retired with a painful handicap, Ray battles the haunting guilt for his partner's death. Numbing the pain with alcohol and attitude, Ray takes a job as a night watchman at a swanky Orlando condo community.
But when a pastor and an exotic dancer are found dead in one of the condos in an apparent murder-suicide, Ray can no longer linger in the shadows. The victim’s sister is convinced her brother was framed and begs Ray to take on an impossible case─to challenge the evidence and clear her brother’s name.
Ray reluctantly pulls the thread of this supposedly dead-end case only to unravel a murder investigation so deep that it threatens to turn the Orlando political landscape upside down and transform old friends into new enemies. As Ray chases down leads and interrogates suspects, someone is watching his every move, someone determined to keep him from ever finding out the truth─at any cost.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Night Watchman, go HERE
While not a fast-paced read like some of the author’s prior novels, Night Watchman is an excellent story that will grip your heart and pull you into the world of law enforcement with all of its complexities and dangers inherent in that field.
The story begins with a strip dancer and a pastor found dead in his apartment. Initially it was ruled as a murder/suicide by the homicide department and the case was closed. It looked like a dead end case, but then ex-homicide detective Ray Quinn enters the scene when the pastor’s sister pleads for help. She doesn’t believe her brother was murdered.
Ray Quinn was injured during a prior investigation and his partner at the time was murdered. He walks with a limp due to the severe injury he received. Even though it is physically taxing on him, he reluctantly helps the pastor’s sister.
The story takes you in to a deep political landscape with imbedded corruption that seems impossible to escape. One of the lessons learned from this story is that sometimes the people you least expect are the people who will save your neck.
Night Watchman was published by Multnomah and released in May 2009.