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.
It’s a heady mix of literary fiction, classic noir and good, old-fashioned detective story, all wrapped up in the seedy neon of the Miami tourists rarely see (or want to see).
Alex comes by his Miami chops honestly, being a south Florida native and having held down a job at the Miami Herald, and that’s immediately evident in the narrative.
For more about Alex, check out his website at www.AlexSegura.com. And to find out more about the novel itself, check out the excellent trailer below.