Silent City is the first book in Alex Segura’s Pete Fernandez series, and it’s a fine opener. Early in the story, Fernandez, a sports writer for the Miami Times, is in a tailspin – missing deadlines, drinking too much, disappointing his friends and himself. Close to being fired, he’s approached by an acquaintance and asked to locate the man’s missing daughter.
Mister Segura’s writing is lush, but always clear – you feel you are there in the newsroom, the bars, and the streets of Miami as Fernandez alternately stumbles and recovers, trying first to hold onto his life and then to reinvent himself, all while searching for the missing woman.
I look forward to the rest of this series and more from Alex Segura.