By: Matt Coyle
Mystery & Thrillers
Publish Date 30 November 2021
I would like to thank both NetGalley and Oceanview publishing for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.
Good Reads Synopsis:
Will Rick Cahill survive an insidious disease long enough to see his first-born child—or will sadistic killers murder him first?
Rick Cahill is finally living a settled, happy life. His fiancée, Leah Landingham, is pregnant with their first child and he is doing PI work that pays well and keeps him out of danger. Then a doctor gives him the bad news about the headaches he’s been suffering—CTE, the pro football disease that leads to senility and early death—a secret he keeps from Leah and his best friend Moira MacFarlane.
When Moira asks him to monitor her son, Luke—who’s broken a restraining order to stay away from his girl-friend—a simple surveillance explodes into greed, deceit, and murder. Luke goes missing, and Rick’s dogged determination compels him to follow clues that lead to the exploration of high finance and DNA cancer research.
Ultimately, Rick is forced to battle sadistic killers as he tries to find Luke and stay alive long enough to see the birth of his child.
I didn’t realize that this book was part of series, but I really enjoyed reading it. I gave it 4 stars. You can actually read this as a standalone because the author gives you enough back information to not feel lost. This is the eighth book in the Rick Cahill series.
In this book Rick is learning how to be less involved with his private eye gig. He is doing more background checks for private company’s instead of being out in the field. Why has he decided to do this is because he will be a new dad soon and pass injuries has done a lot of damage to his brain.
One day his best friend calls him and ask him to follow her son because he has a restraining order to stay away from his girlfriend and she has seen him break it. He can’t refuse her and really wants to help her out, so he agrees. He has no idea what the restraining is for but agrees anyway.
He follows him and reports back to her on what he has done and yes, her son has broken the order. The son doesn’t bother the girlfriend but goes and see someone else who just lives next door to her. This sets off a string of events.
The son’s boss is found dead the next day and he has taken off to places unknown. The police are looking for him as well as his mom. There are many things that take place and you are taken along for the ride.
Did the son kill his boss? Does he come out of hiding? What truly happens? You will have to read the book to find out.
I would also suggest that you read the series in order so you can get the full story behind Rick.