Silent City (Paperback)
(pete Fernandez Book 1) (Pete Fernandez Mysteries)
Polis Books, 9781940610719, 304pp.
Publication Date: March 15, 2016
List Price: 14.95*
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"The new George Pelecanos is here." -- Son of Spade Pete Fernandez is a mess. He's on the brink of being fired from his middle-management newspaper job. His fianc e has up and left him. Now, after the sudden death of his father, he's back in his hometown of Miami, slowly drinking himself into oblivion. But when a co-worker he barely knows asks Pete to locate a missing daughter, Pete finds himself dragged into a tale of murder, drugs, double-crosses and memories bursting from the black heart of the Miami underworld - and, shockingly, his father's past. Making it up as he goes and stumbling as often as he succeeds, Pete's surreptitious quest becomes the wake-up call he's never wanted but has always needed - but one with deadly consequences. Welcome to Silent City, a story of redemption, broken friendships, lost loves and one man's efforts to make peace with a long-buried past to save the lives of the few friends he has left. SILENT CITY is a gritty, heartfelt debut novel that harkens back to classic P.I. tales, but infused with the Miami that only Alex Segura knows.
About the Author
Alex Segura is a novelist, comic book writer, and musician. He's the best-selling author of the Archie Meets Kiss storyline and SVP at Red Circle/Archie Comics. Alex also performs regularly in New York as part of the indie rock group Faulkner Detectives. He lives in New York with his wife and two cats, and is a Miami native.