This is book number 1 in the Rick Cahill series.
Rick Cahill was never convicted of his wife's murder, but he was never exonerated either. Not by the police. Not by the media. Not even by himself. Eight years later, police suspicion and his own guilt remain over his responsibility in his wife's death. When he meets Melody Malana, a beautiful yet secretive TV reporter, he sees a chance to love again. When she is arrested for murder and asks Rick for help, the former cop says no, but the rest of him says yes and he grasps at a chance for redemption. But Rick's attempt to help turns terribly wrong, and he becomes a suspect in the murder and the target of a police manhunt. On the run, Rick encounters desperate people who'll kill to keep their pasts buried. Before Rick can save himself and bring down a murderer, he must confront the truth about his own past and untangle his feeling for a woman he can never fully trust.— From Matt Coyle Signs in San Diego
Best-selling author Matt Coyle is the winner of the Anthony Award, the Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, and the San Diego Book Award. Matt has a degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has worked in the restaurant, golf, and sports collectible businesses. Dark Fissures is the third in his Rick Cahill crime series, following Yesterday’s Echo and Night tremors. Matt lives in San Diego with his yellow Lab, Angus.
“Coyle’s promising debut introduces ex-cop Rick Cahill, a tarnished knight who battles internal and external demons...Cahill turns out to be both tough and resourceful when forced to confront his past. Readers can hope his future will be brighter.”- - —Publishers Weekly
“Yesterday’s Echo is plotted with a sure hand, and the prose flows fast and crisp like a mountain river. It will captivate you so that you don’t want to put it down, and you don’t want it to end—at least not until the next installment is available.”- - —Suspense Magazine
“Readers looking for a smart new spin on the classic P.I. novel will find it in Matt Coyle’s terrific debut, yesterday’s Echo. Coyle turns the difficult trick of paying the proper respect to the traditions of the classic hardboiled novel while stamping it all with his own distinct, contemporary take. A great read.”- - —Gar Anthony Haywood, author of Assume Nothing