This is an author who writes books that will have you begging for more. This part of a series each one better than the last
This book was pretty good. A little slow to start but I did enjoy it once it got going. Would recommend to others to read.
I did not finish this one, it was not for me, I couldn't relate to the characters, and just did not care for the story.
Doomed Legacy is only the second book I’ve read in the now 9-book Rick Cahill series but it’s already a favorite of mine. The main character, Rick Cahlll, is the main draw for me - he’s a former police officer and is a private investigator doing mostly desk work in San Diego right now, mainly background checks for various companies. The main reason for this is because he’s got a steadily progressing brain disease, most likely CTE (which can only be definitely diagnosed after death, apparently). He’s currently struggling to keep bouts of sudden rage under control and is reluctant to tell his wife about this new symptom. A business contact asks for his help in what seems to be a minor discrepancy, and when she is found murdered a couple of days later, Cahill gets involved in the case.
In addition to the investigative action, we have Cahill’s personal life and his problems, which has led his wife to take their toddler daughter to her parents house for a couple of weeks.
Thank you to NetGalley and Oceanview Publishing for the opportunity to read an advance readers copy of this book, although I’m rather late to it. All opinions are my own.
I did not realise until starting this book that it was in fact apart of a series, however this does actually work well as a stand alone book. I do feel I would get better sense of character reading some of the other books but it does well filling in some of the blanks you feel that are missing. This was a very fast paced book and I did throughly enjoy it. I will now be reading their other books.
I didn't realize before starting this novel that it was part of a series. That being said, it does read well as a stand alone. I would like to read some of the previous books in the series to see if I can find out more about the main character and his past.
This was definitely a fast paced book and I loved the police drama aspect. There were a few twists and turns that were great. The main character was developed really well - rough around the edges, personal issues, etc. It was a great book that I would definitely recommend.
The protagonist of this novel is rather complex, and his character has been built up through a long series of stories, and this, despite the fact that the text in question can be read as a standalone, can be felt. A private investigator by trade, he suffers from CTE and in the present circumstance the consequences of this illness, which manifest themselves in the form of attacks of uncontrollable rage, cause his wife to move away from him, taking their daughter with her. Just to make matters better, a person who had asked him for help is barbarously murdered and the police dismiss his suggestions out of hand and attribute the murder to a serial rapist turned killer. The search for the truth leads the protagonist and a colleague to discover a series of Chinese boxes - figurative and literal - that hint at an espionage attempt on the part of China. Some of the plot points are a little weak and give the impression of having been forced in to make things add up, but overall it is an enjoyable read.
I did not realize this was a series when I got it. Reading number 9 in a series first is a bit jarring. There was plenty of "filling in the blanks" so I still got the gist of Rick Cahill and his life. However, I wasn't crazy about the overall plot. It was very slow moving for awhile and then was suddenly action packed. Rick kept getting kicked while he was down. There was almost too much going on and it got a bit convoluted. I may go back and try to read from the beginning, but the writing style wasn't really for me. Plus I really thought the connection to the Chinese was a bit much after the last couple of years.
Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this.
I read this book, unaware that it was part of a series. Despite this, this can still be read as a standalone, but I think to get a better understanding of some of the characters, previous books will need to be read.
Rick Cahill is a PI who is hiding a neurological disease from his family. He has been running from his past and chasing the truth, but his past is relentless, and so is his CTE, a disease caused by repeated head traumas that has attacked his body and his mind. As his CTE progresses, he realizes that the disease not only threatens his life but also endangers his family’s well-being.
When his client, Sara Bhandari, asks him to check out another PI firm, Leveraged Investigations about some supposed background checks they did for Fulcrum Security, things turn sinister when he finds that he can't reach Sara, and when he finds her murdered. Initially hired by her sister to find the killer, he is soon fired. Despite this, to honour Sara and bring justice, he continues his search for answers and finds more than he bargains for.
This book read well as a stand alone even though it is part of a series. I will probably go look for the other books now.
This is a good fast paced story of a PI who is sick and has rage issues. He is devoted to helping others and puts his family second. I enjoyed this book and will look for others from the author.
A wonderful addition to the Rick Cahill series with an intriguing case. The story starts off about 1.5 years after the last story left off. Rick has only been taking up less dangerous jobs at his wife's insistence. However, when a client of his is brutally murdered, he can't help but hit the streets again, in his quest for justice for his client. He has still not told his wife the devastating personal news he had received 1.5 years earlier and the changes in his behavior has started a strain in his marriage.
Matt Coyle has managed to impress us one more time with a tightly written thriller which also manages to engage us emotionally. The tragic hero aspect to Rick Cahill's character plays an enormous part in connecting the readers to this character. His vulnerabilities and flaws make him more human; but it's his unfailing sense of justice that endears him to us. We sympathize with him and want him to succeed.
The story is thrilling and has an intricate enough plot to make it a very good mystery. The pacing is on point as usual and the story never gets boring at any point. I loved the interactions between Rick and Moira when they team up for their investigation into a common enemy; can't get enough of them.
I enjoyed this book very much and can't wait to read the next book in the series, particularly after the cliffhanger we are left with.
Rick Cahill is a private investigator that is hiding a neurological disease from everyone except his neurologist. C.T.F. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. The pro-football player disease. So far her has managed to hide it from Leah, his wife but now thing have a daughter, the stakes are higher. Krista Sara Bhandari, a client, asks Rick to check out another PI firm, Leveraged Investigation about some supposed background checks they did for Fulcrum Security. When he couldn't reach Sara, he goes to her house and finds her murdered. Her sister hires Rick to find her killer. Little did either know the destructive path this would take. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.
This book is part of a series and reads well as a stand alone without too much confusion. This is the first book I have read by this author and I have enjoyed how fast paced his style seems to be. Definitely no lagging in the story.
I love a good police drama. Especially one with a flawed main character. The grit adds a little spice to the story and makes the character more relatable and likable in my opinion.
As someone with a TBI I related to the challenges is brings to this detectives every day life. The story is very interesting and captivates you almost instantly. I definitely will be snagging the rest of the series to continue with the storyline!
Matt Coyle brings to us a thrilling new piece in the Rick Cahill series. PI Rick must uncover the truth behind a series of procedural irregularities from a Fulcrum Security Firm.
It appears everywhere we look there' trouble from this security or similar and it makes one wonder how high up the corporate ladder must we climb?
Could this be more of an external threat from outside the country?
Sara seems like a nice lady until she was horribly raped and situationly placed in such a manner as to ridicule her corpse.
What kind of sick, twisted, barberic person(s) could've raped 3 women in the past 6 months?
Sara is just the latest to meet her fate but Rick is determined (to the detriment of his failing marriage) to find her killer.
Having a past connection to her via pro bono or otherwise it's paramount that she gets the justice she deserves.
In fact, as a former public defender intern it makes me think of the motive behind the crimes (m.o.) and what if any there are here.
Perhaps we have an unknown stalker, a time frame of activity, a particular dwelling or residence to examine closer for clues.
As this moves forward in rapid form we see the pieces coming together and soon as being provided more reasoning and logic behind every police procedure.
I'm not sure why a dick pic is necessary but it's part of the few clues, as well as some background checks, and soon we find files that might illicit more clues.
Until we hit a roadblock with a Madolyn Cummings as the loose end.
Could their be more to this story? Past lovers, past research, past criminal checks, ....
The connections may not be as they appear to the naked eye and we must tread ever so carefully through the webs of deceit.
Just prior to the ending we uncover a whole can of Pandora's box opening quicker than we expected.
Readers are led on this investigation to play a front/center performance as it all goes down in significant fashion right before our eyes.
Look whose coming to dinner has taken on a whole new meaning -my apologies to the wife.
Do we perhaps have a copy cat prowling...I think I hear....
Thank you to Matt Coyle, Oceanview Publishing, Netgalley, and Kindle for this ARC in exchange for this honest review.
This was just not a tale that held my attention, I’m afraid; a bit too all-over-the-place with characters that weren’t relatable.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC opportunity.
I really like Rick Cahill. I enjoyed the action. This made me cringe and cry. I am hoping there will be more books in this series. I love the title of this book since it really says what this story is about. I received a copy of this book from the publisher for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
As a huge fan of the Rick Cahill series, I was thrilled to receive a copy of this book from the Author, even as we missed an event due to weather.
Rick Cahill has cop blood deeply ingrained in his DNA. His father was a cop…well not honorably towards the end, and Rick’s career was also a bust after just 3 years. The losses in his life were staggering, the treatment he received nearly bordered on criminal, and when he finally has his life working well, he goes and tries to ruin it…
If you have read the other books in the series you know that Rick has been diagnosed with CTE - Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, (basically from taking blows to the head and his previous sports activities ) which has begun to escalate. Of course he has not been completely honest with his relatively new wife, Leah, who was his sister-in-law by virtue of being the sister of the murder victim - Ricks former wife!
After leaving the Police Department, and moving back to San Diego to continue in the PI business Rick owned,
things were relatively quiet for the family, which now includes toddler, Krista. Things were almost good…
Until Rick finds himself growing bored of routine background checks, the bread and butter of most small PI
firms, until he gets a call that changes everything, in a very big way.
This is a book that had me on edge because having read the entire series, I was trying to decide whether there will be one more book. I don’t know and cannot decide. I like that this book is a walk down memory lane with incredible accuracy for people who live in or have visited the Pacific Coast, and the Santa Barbara, Pacific Grove- Monterey areas. Crime is always more fun when the scenery is 10K
Many thanks to Matt Coyle and netgalley for this book In exchange for my honest review.
CTE, private-investigators, anger-issues, family-dynamics, family-drama, California, unputdownable, murder, murder-investigation, corporate-corruption, suspense, thriller, ex-cop, due-diligence, friendship, frustration, intense, series, rage, mutilation, hard-boiled, hard-reality, noir, international-crime-and-mystery*****
Multiple episodes of Closed Cranial Trauma result in the devastating symptoms of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Football and boxing helmets are no proof against Traumatic Brain Injury. Just ask Rick Cahill.
Is it paranoia if somebody Really is out to get you? Cahill's friend and client is brutally murdered and he is the one to find the body (after several days). Then his (and her) employer fires him at about the same time as other issues begin to surface. Excellent fast-paced read that has me looking for earlier books in the series! PS. I used to work in a facility that served TBI patients.
I requested and received an EARC from Oceanview Publishing via NetGalley. Thank you!
This novel focuses more on the character of the PI, Rick, than it does on the investigation. Rick has had an anger problem because of his brain injuries and it is getting worse. His marriage is in jeopardy because of his uncontrolled anxiety about his daughter. He hasn't been honest with his wife about his condition. His anger threatens to harm his investigation too. Rick also seems a little dense at the beginning of this investigation although he does put the information together eventually.
This is a novel for readers who like one focusing on the character of a committed but flawed hero. It is the ninth in a series about Rick but does read relatively well on its own. There is a good exploration of the personality changes possible from repeated brain injury. Coyle's writing style is good and the pace moves along pretty well.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
Doomed Legacy although part of a series can be read as a standalone. I haven't read all books in the series but I could understand the story well. Our main character is a PI who is sick, suffers from rage, and is devoted to helping others leaving his family in second place (which is a huge problem). This story is fast-paced, well-written, and full of mystery and suspense. As always Matt Coyle did not disappoint!
Thank you the author, his publisher, and NetGalley for the ARC