Dark Fissures
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Dark Fissures


Private Investigator Rick Cahill fears the next knock on his door will be a cop holding a warrant for his arrest. For murder. La Jolla Chief of Police Tony Moretti is convinced Rick killed a missing person. No body has been found, but the evidence that s piling up says murder and it all points to Rick. With Moretti on his tail and the bank about to foreclose on his house, Rick takes a paying case that will stave off the bank, but pits him against Moretti and the La Jolla Police Department.

Brianne Colton, a beautiful country singer, is convinced her estranged husband s suicide was really murder. Rick is unconvinced, but the mortgage has to be paid. Each new piece of evidence convinces him she s right. He breaks his number one rule and falls for Brianne even, as he begins to question her motives.

As Moretti cinches the vise tighter, with Rick unable to trust the FBI, evil forces emerge from the shadows who will do anything, including torture and murder, to stop Rick from uncovering the truth."

Title:Dark Fissures
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:416 pages

    Dark Fissures Reviews

  • Louise Wilson
    Nov 27, 2016

    La Jolla Chief of Police, Toni Moretti, is convinced that Private Investigator Rick Cahill killed a missing. Even though no body has been found, the evidence that's gathered points the finger at Rick....

  • Judy Collins
    Nov 12, 2016

    PI Rick Cahill is still struggling with his demons in Matt Coyle’s latest gritty, character- driven complex crime series-DARK FISSURES. (Cover love)! From Yesterday’s Echo #1 and Night Tremor...

  • Lena?Ribka
    Oct 11, 2016

    I have a weak spot for PIs in need like Rick Cahill. Once a successful investigator who worked for a big agency without financial problems, he is currently in a difficult situation: a one man-firm own...

  • Debbie
    Oct 03, 2016

    Dark FissuresMatt CoyleCoyle’s latest Rick Cahill novel is a gripping fast-paced, page-turner that will hook readers from page one and not let go until the end. The protagonist is a noir-ish, dark h...

  • Kaz
    Aug 18, 2016

    The first thing that caught my eye was the setting of Dark Fissures, beautiful La Jolla, San Deigo having visited friends there I could visualise the area so easily. Rick Cahill is going through a tou...

  • Todd Simpson
    Aug 09, 2016

    I really enjoyed this book. Matt Coyle has done a fabulous job with this very interesting and well put together story. The plot is elaborate and suspenseful, with a diverse range of characters. Privat...

  • Susan
    Dec 06, 2016

    Dark Fissures By Matt Coyle is a mystery and thriller read. Private Investigator Rick Cahill fears the next knock on his door will be a cop holding a warrant for his arrest. For murder. La Jolla Chief...

  • Grace Koshida
    Feb 13, 2017

    Things are not going well for La Jolla PI Rick Cahill. He fears losing his house to a bank foreclosure and the town’s police chief, Tony Moretti, is preparing to arrest Rick for murder in a case inv...

  • Carol Jean
    Mar 11, 2017

    And thus endeth, one hopes, the dreary series of tales involving a sad sack, rock stupid "detective," whose primary skill is walking alone into traps so obvious that you are groaning ahead of time. Th...

  • Sarah
    Nov 26, 2016

    A topnotch hardboiled crime novel set in the wealthy enclaves of La Jolla, Del Mar, and Coronado where greed and desperation lurk just underneath the jeweled surfaces. This is the third installment of...

About Matt Coyle

Matt Coyle

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 l