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
Alex Sugura hits his stride with the fourth installment of the Pete Fernandez series in BLACKOUT. I wasn’t aware of Segura, but when I found out BLACKOUT takes place in Miami, my home town, I was curious! Good choice, on my part.
New evidence in a cold case, which has haunted him for as long as he can remember, takes Pete Fernandez back to his hometown, Miami.
But as Pete and his partner Kathy Bentley dig deeper., they become wrapped up in Miami’s obsession with a dangerous cult leader and his even more wacko followers. The duo also finds themselves at odds with a Florida politician’s fixation on wealth, fame and power. It all ignites in the heart of the city and Pete is left scrambling to pick up the pieces.
The Pete Fernandez series run on two tracks – the over-arching mystery that Pete and his friends have to scramble to solve, and the other following Pete’s journey of recovery from self-destructive alcoholic to somewhat functional private eye. The serious made me think of Jo Nesbo’s, Harry Hole character. In BLACKOUT, those two tracks blend into one dark, personal and deadly tale of dangerous fixation that will leave Pete Fernandez completely changed.
Alex Segura is a novelist and comic book writer. He is the author of the Pete Fernandez Miami Mystery novels, which include SILENT CITY, DOWN THE DARKEST STREET, DANGEROUS ENDS, and now BLACKOUT, all via Polis Books.
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 ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES one-shot and THE ARCHIES ongoing series.
His work has appeared in the anthologies PROTECTORS 2, WAITING TO BE FORGOTTEN: STORIES OF CRIME AND HEARTBREAK INSPIRED BY THE REPLACEMENTS and APOLLO’S DAUGHTERS and in publications including The Daily Beast, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Literary Hub, The Strand, Mental Floss, LitReactor, and more.
A Miami native, he lives in New York with his wife and son.
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