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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Night Watchman Blog Tour and Giveaway

The Night Watchman by Mark Mynheir

Publisher: Multnomah

About the book: 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.

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.

Night Watchman
Publication Date: May 2009

ISBN 13: 978-1-59052-935-5
352 pages

Thanks to Staci at RandomHouse I have one copy of The Night Watchman to giveaway!


  1. U.S. only (Sorry guys, I am footing the bill for this one.)
  2. Giveaway will run from May 26 until June 16 6pm CST.
  3. One book to giveaway.
To enter:
  1. Pretty simple - Just tell me whether or not you have ever been a night watchman or security guard. I actually was one in San Diego at a car repo lot - it could get pretty scary at night coming in and out of the building - I was doing it for extra money, and didn't do it for long. . . It was cool to have the security guard uniform though!


KR said...

I've never been a night watchman...unless you count raising 2 teenage sons!! I've definitely put in my hours!!


Unknown said...

Thanks for this review. I'm always on the lookout for the gripping murder mystery/thriller. And an added plus is that the main character is struggling with depression, I rather enjoy reading about personal, internal struggles.

Anonymous said...

I've never been a night watchman. Sounds like an excellent setting for a scary book though!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

bermudaonion said...

I could never be a night watchman because I can't stay up all night - I've never been able to pull an all-nighter. Please enter me in this great contest. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Unknown said...

I've never been a night watchman. I did work security for a while though. Kinda funny, they had a 17 year old guarding doors and concert gear.


scottsgal said...

Never been a night watchman with no desire to ever be one.

msboatgal at aol.com

Cindy said...

I loved MJ's answer! I raised 4 kids, 3 sons and 1 daughter, so I agree! Raising teens definitely makes you a night watchman! I have never been an official night watchman but one of my first jobs in college was working in a movie theatre. Twice a week, it was my turn to close the theatre so I had to watch out for everything happening in the theatre late at night and then close up.

Night Watchman sounds great! Please enter me. Thanks for the giveaway!

I follow your blog and also subscribe by email!


LuAnn said...

I've never been either one. Not sure I'd want to because it would be too quiet, I'm sure, for my taste!


I'm a follower!

gaby317 said...

I've never been a night watchman or security guard but while at Yale I worked as student security one Thanksgiving break. It wasn't that bad - we had to walk students all over campus but we carried radios and could call in if things seemed dangerous. New Haven was a scary place then, and I'm a 5'2" Asian woman and was quite skinny at the time, so many of the people I'd escort seemed a bit embarrassed to have me walking them home.

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

clenna said...

I've never been a watchman! OMG that would be scary. I don't like parking lots and empty buidings, especially at night.

nfmgirl said...

Nope, never been a security guard or watchman. However I was on security patrol in the fifth grade! Does that count? For a period, I was assigned to "defending" the water fountain, and it was my job to prevent any kids from using the water fountain on their way to their bus. (I guess they didn't want kids peeing their pants on the bus.) I almost got into knockdown fights a few times preventing kids from drinking from that fountain!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

Nope, never been either. I did close up my college library every night at midnight though! :)


Carol M said...

I've never been a night watchman or security guard and I don't ever want to be one! It's too scary! Like some of the others I've had a lot of late nights waiting for my children to come home. I'm so glad they are now married! lol
I would love to read this book! It sounds really good.
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

valerie2350 said...

nope.....but I once dated one ;)

Sue W. said...

No can't ever say that I was a security guard. I was in the Navy and had to do security watches from time to time, but that really was not a scary situation.

I know I would enjoy reading this book. Have posted it on my blog at:


CherylS22 said...

I've never been a night watchman or security guard. I'm a chicken at heart!


Anonymous said...

Nope never been a watchman, to scary for me! Thanks!
nataliew2 @ Gmail .com

Dawn M. said...

Nope, I've never been a night watchman. Not sure I'd be very good at it either. I'm too much of a scaredy cat! LOL!

librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Renee G said...

Never been a night watchman.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I'm brave, but not THAT brave!

No need to enter me, my friend. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

tetewa said...

I've never been either, I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Yes! I was a security guard at a computer chip processing plant on weekends one summer when I was in college. Even had the awesome clip-on tie! It was a mindless and boring job except for the 2 ocassions when I got to reset the sprinkler system. WOW!
mel at skbphoto.com

Sage Ravenwood said...

I've never been a night watchman. I can't phantom having that kind of responsibility on your shoulders, not to mention with my deafness I would make a lousy one.

Speaking of night watchmen the creepiest movie I've watched about one recently would be "Mirrors" with Keifer Sutherland. That would convince anyone to pass up on that particuliar job.

Thanks for the oppportunity! Indigo


Marie said...

I've been a night watchman -- I'd be so bad at it since I'm scared of the dark :-)


Anonymous said...

I have never been a night watchmen but was a security operator on 3rd shift once. p.s. I hate 3rd shift!
Thanks for the giveaway : D


Unknown said...

I've never had the experience of being a night watchman or security guard. This one looks like a good read, please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

ossmcalc said...

I have never been a night watchman but have raised a teenage daughter and am a high school teacher. This is a book that I have been wanting to read. Plus, the drawing also takes place on my birthday. Hint! Hint!

Thank you,


ossmcalc said...

I am also an email follower.

Thank you,


Anonymous said...

No, I haven't been a night watchman or security guard. I think I'd be too scared to take that job. Even if there's never a problem, just being alone at night is creepy.

Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks!


L said...

Enter me please! I've never been a watchman and I don't think I ever will.

I'm a follower.


minishoes1 said...

Sounds like a great read! I have never been a night watchman.thanks jacquecurl1@gmail.com

A Reader said...

No I've enever been one.

Follower (liane66)
Thanks for the giveaway!

rubynreba said...

No, I have not been a watchman - I think I would be too scared to be one! Great giveaway!

Luvdaylilies said...

No, I've never been a Night Watchman...Glad that's not a requirement to enter to win this Fab book!

Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net


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