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Publisher's Summary

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 coworker 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. Silent City is a gritty, heartfelt debut novel that harkens back to classic PI tales but infused with the Miami that only Alex Segura knows.

©2016 Alex Segura (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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"The new George Pelecanos is here." ( Son of Spade)

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Story is okay - drawn out -

I didn't enjoy this book immensely, and I don't want to diss it - as this is the first book in the series and the author's later books may get better. But here are my thoughts: There were major parts in the story where I literally wanted to pull off my earbuds and just quit the book - as the plot point was ridiculous. (I mean if you are 1 foot away from a terrible murderer and you have a gun on him, and then you let him leave to chase and attempt your life another day - hmmmm???)
Also, I didn't care at all for the narrator, as I felt he was over-articulating every word.
So, this will be the last one I listen to in this series. My two-cents - sorry to be negative.