Rick Cahill #7
Shamus Award winner for Best Mystery
Nominated for the Lefty, Barry, and Macavity Awards
Blinded by a gunshot wound to the face while working as a private investigator nine months ago, Rick Cahill is now sure of only one thing: he has to start a new life and leave his old one behind. He’s still trying to figure out what that life is when his onetime partner, Moira MacFarlane, asks for his help on a case she’s taken for Rick’s former best friend. The case is simple and Moira only needs Rick for one interview, but Rick is wary of waking sleeping demons. Ultimately, he goes against his gut and takes the case which quickly turns deadly. Rick’s old compulsion of finding the truth no matter the cost—the same compulsion that cost him his eyesight and almost his life—battles against his desire to escape his past. The stakes are raised when Rick’s friend is implicated in murder and needs his help. Can he help the friend he no longer trusts while questioning his own lessened capabilities? His life depends on the answer as a shadowy killer lurks in the darkness.
“Matt Coyle’s seventh, and most intense novel to date, is a visceral tour de force of the PI tradition. Emotionally wrenching and haunting, the story got inside me and is yet to go away. Bravo, Matt Coyle, for another wonderful crime novel.”
—Bestselling Author T. Jefferson Parker
“Blind Vigil is a masterful blend of hard-boiled, noirish, slow-burning, yet fast-paced storytelling, proving—once again—that Matt Coyle has earned his place as one of the great authors of classic PI fiction.”
—Bestselling Author Robin Burcell