Book Review for DANGEROUS ENDS by Alex Segura
DANGEROUS ENDS by Alex Segura
Pete Fernandez Mystery Series (Book 3)
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A dark and gritty urban crime novel that brings the hard boiled detective genre to a new level.
DANGEROUS ENDS is one of those books that you sit down with and the next thing you know hours have passed. You can't stop because you are clamoring for the end. This all engrossing crime novel has twists, turns, and a whole lot of suspense. It is fast-paced with a healthy dose of action which only makes the reader want more. This is the first book that I have read by the author, but I have a feeling I will be coming back for more.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author and TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Pete Fernandez has settled into an easy, if somewhat boring life as a P.I.. He takes pictures of cheating husbands. He tracks criminals who've skipped bail and he attends weekly AA meetings The days of chasing murderous killers are behind him. Or are they?
When his sometimes partner Kathy Bentley approaches him with a potential new client, Pete balks. Not because he doesn't need the money, but because the case involves Gaspar Varela, a former Miami police officer serving a life sentence for the murder of his wife - one of the most infamous crimes in Miami history. The client? None other than Varela's daughter, Maya, who has doggedly supported her father's claims of innocence.
As Pete and Kathy wade into a case that no one wants, they also find themselves in the crosshairs of Los Enfermos, a bloodthirsty gang of pro-Castro killers and drug dealers looking to wipe Pete off the Miami map. As if trying to exonerate Varela wasn't enough, they find themselves entangled in something even older and more surprising: a bloody, political hit ordered by Fidel Castro himself, that left a still-healing scar on Pete and his dead father's past.
Fast-paced, hardboiled and surprising, Dangerous Ends pushes Pete Fernandez into a battle with a deadlier, more complex threat, as he tries to shake off the demons haunting Miami's own, sordid past.
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About the Author: Alex Segura is a novelist and comic book writer. He is the author of the Miami crime novels featuring Pete Fernandez, Silent City, Down the Darkest Street, and Dangerous Ends, 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, Archie Meets Ramones and the upcoming The Archies one-shot. He lives in New York with his wife and son. He is a Miami native. Find out more about Alex at his website, and connect with him on Facebook.
Series: Pete Fernandez (Book 3)
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Polis Books (April 11, 2017)
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