• Hardcover: 320 pages
• Publisher: Polis Books (May 8, 2018)
Acclaimed novelist Alex Segura returns with Blackout, his fourth Pete Fernandez Mystery – which drags the embattled PI back to Miami for his deadliest case yet.
In Blackout, 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.
Blackout hits on May 8 in hardcover and ebook from Polis Books.
Advance Praise for Blackout:
Named one of the most anticipated crime novels of 2018 by Literary Hub/CrimeReads, Mystery People and BookBub!
“Expertly weaving the past and present, Alex Segura masterfully cranks the tension while revealing the demons that both haunt P.I. Pete Fernandez and drive him forward. BLACKOUT will hook you on Fernandez and Alex Segura. Let’s have more, and soon.”
?Robert Crais, New York Times bestselling author of The Wanted
“Blackout has everything that terrific detective fiction demands—a sharp, twisty plot full of shadowed corners, hot and humid streets, and brutal, yet convincing crimes. But it also delivers on the human level—showing characters at their most vulnerable, damaged, and desperate while demonstrating their powers of resilience and insisting on the possibility for redemption.” — Ivy Pochoda, acclaimed author of Wonder Valley
“Alex Segura one of the writers who reminds me why I fell in love with PI fiction and wanted to write it.” ?Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author of Sunburn
“Blackout is cool, vivid—and poignant. In Alex Segura’s capable hands, Florida becomes a haunted landscape where hope can’t quite be eradicated. We’re with Pete Fernandez every step of the way.” — Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award winning author of UNSUB and Into the Black Nowhere
“Alex Segura’s latest is dark, devious, and devastating. Deftly shifting through three distinct periods in time, he shows us the scars that never heal, while allowing for moments of grace. Blackout is, quite simply, a knockout.” — Hilary Davidson, Anthony Award–winning author of One Small Sacrifice
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About Alex Segura
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 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 and THE ARCHIES one-shots.
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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