Blackout: A Pete Fernandez Mystery
The new book in Alex Segura's Pete Fernandez series, in which a cold case brings Pete back home, where he ends up in the crosshairs of a fanatical and dangerous cult leader, threatening his newfound sobriety and his life as well.
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.
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About the Author
Alex is also the co-creator and co-writer of the young adult LETHAL LIT podcast, which frequently placed in the iTunes top ten and was named one of the Five Best Podcasts of 2018 by The New York Times.
A Miami native, he lives in New York with his wife and son.