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Get Your Noir On: ‘Silent City’ By Alex Segura On Sale Today

Silent City frontWhile it’s been up on Amazon for pre-sale for a few weeks, we’re happy to officially announce the sale of Silent City by Alex Segura. Here’s a little about it from the book jacket:

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.

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Alex Segura’s ‘Silent City’ Set for Fall Publication

Silent City frontHere at Codorus Press, we’re always looking for the best and brightest – in any genre. Be it memoir, poetry, sci-fi, humor or mystery. Today, we’re happy to formally announce the latest addition to the Codorus library: Silent City, by Alex Segura.

Silent City gives readers a tour of the seedier side of Miami through the lens of washed up journalist Pete Fernandez, back in his hometown of Miami after the sudden death of his father. Pete’s a mess, slowly drinking himself to death, on the brink of losing his middle-management newspaper job and his fiancée just left him.

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 his father’s past.

Alex Segura is a Miami native now residing in New York City. This is his first novel. Alex also plays guitar and sings in the New York indie rock band Faulkner Detectives. To learn more about Alex, visit his website at http://www.alexsegura.com.

“Codorus Press has a special place in its heart for writers who take risks with characterization and can bend genre rules,” said Codorus Press Publisher Wayne Lockwood. “Alex Segura is one of those writers, and Silent City is one of those books. We’re happy to be its home.”

Silent City will be available in bookstores and all major online vendors on Oct. 29. It is the first in a series.

To request a review copy or for more info on Silent City, please contact Liv Lansdale at publicity@codoruspress.com

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