Blackout: A Pete Fernandez Mystery
Alex Segura (Author)
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DescriptionNOMINATED FOR THE ANTHONY AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED CRIME, MYSTERY, AND THRILLERS OF 2018 --LitHub ONE OF THE THE BIGGEST MYSTERY AND THRILLERS OF SPRING 2018 --BookBub ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2018 --MysteryPeople A series not to be missed." -Megan Abbott In Blackout, the latest novel in Alex Segura's acclaimed Pete Fernandez Mystery series, startling new evidence in a cold case that's haunted Pete drags the exiled PI back to his hometown of Miami. But as Pete and his partner Kathy Bentley delve deeper into the unsolved murder, they become entangled in Miami's obsession with a charismatic and dangerous cult leader and his even more menacing followers. At the same time, the detectives find themselves at odds with a Florida politician's fixation on wealth, fame and power. It all converges in the heart of the Magic City and Pete is left scrambling to pick up the pieces--or die trying. The Pete Fernandez novels have always run on two tracks - the long-buried Miami mystery that Pete is forced to solve, and Pete's often unpredictable evolution from self-destructive alcoholic to somewhat functional private eye. In Blackout, those two tracks blend into one dark, personal and deadly tale of dangerous obsession that will leave Pete Fernandez completely changed. It's all been building to this.
July 30, 2019
5.5 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author
Alex Segura is a novelist and comic book writer. He is the author of three previous novels in his Pete Fernandez series: Silent City, Down The Darkest Street, and Dangerous Ends. He has also written a number of comic books, including the best-selling and critically acclaimed Archie Meets Kiss storyline, the Occupy Riverdale story and the upcoming Archie Meets Ramones. He lives in New York with his wife. He is a Miami native. Follow him at @alex_segura.
Phenomenal praise for BLACKOUT "Expertly weaving the past and present, Alex Segura masterfully cranks the tension while revealing the demons that both haunt P.I. Pete Fernandez and drive him forward. BLACKOUT will hook you on Fernandez and Alex Segura. Let's have more, and soon." --Robert Crais, New York Times bestselling author of The Wanted "A hot summer read!" --The Boston Globe "BLACKOUT is cool, vivid--and poignant. In Alex Segura's capable hands, Florida becomes a haunted landscape where hope can't quite be eradicated. We're with Pete Fernandez every step of the way." --Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award winning author of Unsub and Into the Black Nowhere "Alex Segura one of the writers who reminds me why I fell in love with PI fiction and wanted to write it." --Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author of Sunburn "Blackout has a sharp, twisty plot, but it also delivers on the human level--showing characters at their most vulnerable, damaged, and desperate while demonstrating their powers of resilience and insisting on the possibility for redemption." --Ivy Pochoda, author of Wonder Valley "Alex Segura's latest is dark, devious, and devastating. Deftly shifting through three distinct periods in time, he shows us the scars that never heal, while allowing for moments of grace. Blackout is, quite simply, a knockout. " --Hilary Davidson, Anthony Award-winning author of One Small Sacrifice "With its smart dialogue and vivid settings, this series concentrates equally on the trajectory of Pete Fernandez's life and the mysteries he tries to solve. From both perspectives, it's fine crime fiction." --Booklist "Segura's latest offers a mind-spinning mix of dark and darker elements - not to mention multiple literal head-blowing moments, and, part-way through, a super-shocking surprise." --Seattle Review of Books Praise for DANGEROUS ENDS "A real throwback to the kind of books I love. Segura captures the spirit of modern Miami with its complicated past and conflicted present. Pete Fernandez is the perfect hero to walk the mean streets of both worlds." ―Ace Atkins, New York Times bestselling author of Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn and The Innocents "Alex Segura honors the private detective tradition, but also expands it. With a rich setting and an engagingly complex main character, DANGEROUS ENDS is a tense, gripping exploration of what happens when a bloody past collides with a dangerous present." ―Lou Berney, Edgar Award-winning author of The Long and Faraway Gone "Segura guides DANGEROUS ENDS with surprising, and believable, twists, putting his work firmly among the best of South Florida crime fiction." ―Oline Cogdill, Sun Sentinel "A rich seam of noir-dark mystery that intertwines intriguingly with Fernandez's own family story." ―Seattle Review of Books "A confirmation that noir hasn't run out of tricks and just might be the ideal vehicle to explore our current moment." ―Los Angeles Review of Books "Segura knows his territory, and the combination of the knowing and troubled detective with the seething backdrop of contemporary Miami makes this a hard series to resist and DANGEROUS ENDS a book you'll want to read immediately." ―Bookreporter.com "Dangerous Ends does not disappoint...an enjoyable read." ―Criminal Element "A case with dark, unexpected twists." ―Publishers Weekly "Like Elmore Leonard before him, Segura drags the darkness out into the hot sunlight. There's a lot of heart in these broken souls." ―Brian Azzarello, author of 100 Bullets, Moonshine and Batman
Praise for Alex Segura's Pete Fernandez series "So many writers have tried to reinvent the PI novel in recent years that it's refreshing to be reminded it was never broken. DOWN THE DARKEST STREET is classic PI fiction in the best sense, with a vibrant setting and a character who's so much more than the sum of his flaws. Larger-than-life has its charms, but Alex Segura shows us how riveting a human-scale story can be." --Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author of WILDE LAKE "Segura (has) an edgy storytelling style, snappy dialogue, and a cast of salty characters. A really fine crime story." --Booklist "(Segura) has created the next great hard-boiled protagonist in Pete Fernandez...DOWN THE DARKEST STREET marks the emergence not just of the next great crime fiction series, but of a writer on the rise." --Bookreporter "This compelling sequel to SILENT CITY is a brooding, melancholy tale with a somber ending, Pete's sadness echoes the darkest corners of Miami's roughest streets." --Library Journal "(Pete Fernandez's) flaws are refreshing after the growing popularity of coming book-type heroes who, whatever happens, emerge from their brawls with nary a scratch. In contrast, the flawed Fernandez comes across as very, very human." --Mystery Scene "At once a harrowing crime novel and a deeply human tale of struggle and redemption, DOWN THE DARKEST STREET latest will keep you guessing--and gasping--until you've turned the final page." --Chris Holm, bestselling author of THE KILLING KIND "Segura's DOWN THE DARKEST STREET is pitch perfect in the key of hard-boiled. A sublime blend of flawed protagonist, hot house setting, and gritty narrative." --Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of WHERE IT HURTS and ROBERT B. PARKER'S BLIND SPOT
"Down the Darkest Street is a compelling page turner. It's a smartly written book that offers an insider's view of Miami and weaves a fascinating mystery that we only hope Pete can get to the bottom of." --The Huffington Post