Rick Cahill

Created by Matt Coyle

Ex-cop RICK CAHILL left the police force under a cloud -- he was suspected of being involved somehow in his wife's death eight years earlier but nobody could ever prove it.

Now he's a La Jolla restauranteur, trying to keep his head down and his nose out of trouble, doing a little private investigative work on the side (mostly catching adulterers on film). But when potential love interest Melody Malana, a sexy local TV reporter, gets arrested for murder and asks him for help, he reluctantly gets drawn into the investigation in Yesterday's Echo (2013), a promising new debut novel by Matt Coyle.

And that promise was more than delivered. So far they have been two sequels and they're both stellar -- darkly vivid, hard-boiled fare that digs into the soft white underbelly of California life in all the best ways.

Matt has a degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has worked in the restaurant, golf, and sports collectible businesses. He lives in San Diego with his yellow Lab, Angus.


Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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