Silent City: A Pete Fernandez Mystery

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Alex Segura
Silent City: A Pete Fernandez Mystery
(Polis Books, March 2016)
A ​​My Bookish Ways March 2016 Must Read
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The first in the Pete Fernandez noir series shows another side of Miami and the birth of a reluctant P.I.

Pete Fernandez is a mess. He’s on the brink of being fired from his middle-management newspaper job. His fiancée 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.

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​Praise for Silent City

“In Silent City, Segura shines a light on a Miami not often seen, one in which neon and glitz are supplanted by the hardscrabble grit of folks just trying to get by. Silent City is a coiled snake, twist after twist bringing you ever closer to its final, stinging bite.”
–Chris F. Holm, bestselling author of Dead Harvest, The Wrong Goodbye and The Big Reap

Silent City is a noir page-turner I couldn’t put down, a race through the Miami tourists don’t see. I loved the book, and can’t wait for the next one. Alex Segura is a writer to watch.”
–Sara Gran, bestselling author of Claire Dewitt and the Bohemian Highway and Claire Dewitt and the City of the Dead

“Murder, mayhem, Miami . . . and every character has their own great taste in music. Silent City knows that every city has its own dark and twisted personality. And so do its inhabitants. Take a chance and step inside.”
–Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle

“Miami glows hot in this debut – Alex Segura is a name to watch.”
–Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Downfall

Silent City is a top-notch thriller. The action is non-stop, the tension is relentless, and in Pete Fernandez, Alex Segura has created the most compelling, original, complex multi-layered hero I’ve encountered in years.”
–Andrew Grant, bestselling author of Eden, Die Twice, and More Harm Than Good

“Silent City screams off the page! Someone lock Alex Segura in a room until he churns out more tales of Pete Fernandez’s Miami!”
–Kevin Flynn, author of Notes on a Killing, Legally Dead, and Our Little Secret

Silent City is a page-turner right from the get-go, fast and furious and with plenty of bite”
–Adam Christopher, bestselling author of Empire State and The Burning Dark

“Cool, compelling, and completely believable–Alex Segura nails Miami noir. His Pete Fernandez is terrific, and readers will fly through the pages as this reluctant PI faces broken promises, terrifying loyalties and inevitable heartbreak. Loved this book!”
–Hank Phillippi Ryan, Anthony, Agatha and Mary Higgins Clark awardwinning author

“Pete Fernandez is on pace to becoming one of the more exciting modern series characters I’ve read in a very long time”​
–Angel Colon, My Bookish Ways

​”Put your seatbelts on, grip the steering wheel and hold on. You’re in for a wild ride.”
–Randy Tramp Reviews


Listen to an excerpt from the Silent City audiobook
​Read the Comic Vine interview with Alex Segura​
Read The Guardian profile of Alex Segura​
​Read the My Bookish Ways review of Silent City​
Read ​the Randy Tram Review of SILENT CITY


Alex Segura is a novelist, editor, and comic book writer. He is the author of the Miami noir novel Silent City, which is the first of a series featuring protagonist Pete Fernandez. Alex has also written the best-selling and critically acclaimed Archie Meets KISS comic series and graphic novel, among others. He is the editor of the Dark Circle line of comic books. Alex 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. He is a Miami native.