Perfect for hard-boiled PI and noir fans who like a tainted hero living by his own code
Naomi Hendrix’s sexy voice hovering over the radio waves isn’t the only thing haunting the Southern California nights. A demented soul is stalking Naomi, hiding in the shadows of the night, waiting for the right moment to snatch her and fulfill a twisted fantasy.
When Naomi’s radio station hires PI Rick Cahill to protect Naomi and track down the stalker, he discovers that Naomi is hiding secrets about her past that could help unmask the man. However, before Rick can extract the truth from Naomi, he is thrust into a missing person’s case—an abduction he may have unwittingly caused. The investigating detective questions Rick’s motives for getting involved and pressures him to stop meddling.
While Rick pursues Naomi’s stalker and battles the police, evil ricochets from his own past and embroils Rick in a race to find the truth about an old nemesis. Is settling the score worth losing everything?
"An equation involving everyone from the Russian mob to Irish Travelers to ex-cops, Coyle’s Wrong Light is a fascinating, fast-paced, spidery-webbed novel." —Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times best-selling author
"Part pacy thriller and part fair-play puzzle Wrong Light delivers, even if you read it as a page-turner alone. But delve a little deeper and there's so much more. Coyle honors the gum-shoe tradition but confounds expectations; he both celebrates and laments masculinity; and he writes with respect of the price his hero pays for the life he lives." —Catriona McPherson, multi-award-winning author
"With Wrong Light Matt Coyle is on top of his game and Rick Cahill ascends to the top ranks of the classic private eyes." —Michael Connelly, New York Times best-selling author
"Rick Cahill . . . has a conscience, similar to Robert Parker’s Spenser and is not averse to breaking rules to uncover the truth." —Library Journal
"A complex character, Rick Cahill is a refreshingly original PI with a dark past who will not hesitate to take the law into his own hands, if need be. Wrong Light is compulsive storytelling, intelligently scripted, and filled with twists and turns you never see coming. The best in the series so far and not to be missed." —New York Journal of Books
"Distinctive characters and a powerful narrative" —Publishers Weekly
"For the Jim Thompson crowd, who want their noir straight, no chaser." —Booklist