Doomed Legacy
Rick Cahill Novel #9


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About Doomed Legacy

A sinister private detective agency, a shady shell corporation, and a dead friend—Rick Cahill is on his most dangerous mission yet

Private investigator Rick Cahill has been running from his past and chasing the truth his whole life. 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 wellbeing.

As Rick struggles to keep his family together, he does a favor for Sara Ansari, a business contact. Then, Sara is murdered, and the police believe her to be yet another victim of a serial rapist who has been terrorizing greater San Diego. But Rick has reason to question their theory. Determined to find the truth at any cost, and against his wife’s warnings, he investigates on his own.

Along the way, he bumps up against a sinister private investigative agency and a shady shell corporation that may be hiding more than company secrets. As Rick digs for the truth about Sara’s death, he risks his own life and the lives of countless innocents caught in his relentless crusade. Ultimately, Rick must decide if his quest is worth the risk of losing his family forever.

Perfect for fans of Michael Connelly and John Sandford


"Matt Coyle is on a roll. Doomed Legacy has all the best of a classic PI novel delivered with the pacing of a thriller. A man driven by discovering the truth no matter the cost, Rick Cahill is the type of human you’d want on your side when things go badly, and his dogged, and at times reckless, pursuit of justice makes for fabulous fiction." —Danielle Girard, USA Today best-selling author

“Matt Coyle is the rightful heir to the PI crown worn by Robert Parker & Ross MacDonald.” —Lee Goldberg, New York Times best-selling author

“The ending is a symphony of rage and violence—and some darned good one-liners.” —Booklist

“Award-winning Matt Coyle has done it again. This series is a must-read for me. He’s at the top of his game with Doomed Legacy—a great, fast-paced story, full of danger and surprise.” —Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine

“Rick returns to his roots as a hardboiled PI. Not only is his plate full, he has several spinning at warp speed.” —Bookreporter

“Another deftly crafted suspense thriller of a private eye novel by Matt Coyle, Doomed Legacy is the ninth in the author's Rick Cahill series and a simply riveting read from first page to last.” —Midwest Book Review