Miami native Alex Segura is a novelist and comic book writer living in New York City. Down the Darkest Street is the hard-boiled sequel to his debut thriller, Silent City, set in Miami and featuring failed journalist Pete Fernandez. In this latest title, Pete’s ex is now staying with him, he has no job, and he’s struggling with sobriety. The former reporter takes on a job investigating a missing girl, an investigation that has him crossing paths with a vicious serial killer. What unfolds is a relentless tale of redemption and survival in the grimy backstreets of Miami.
Pete Fernandez should be dead. His life professional and personal is in ruins. His best friend is dead. His newspaper career is past tense. His ex is staying with him as her own marriage crumbles. On top of that, the former journalist finds himself in the eye of a dangerous storm; investigating a missing girl with an unexpected partner and inching closer and closer to a vicious, calculating killer cutting a swath of blood across Miami while at the same time battling his own personal demons that refuse to be silenced.
"Down the Darkest Street, " the hard-boiled sequel to Alex Segura s acclaimed debut, "Silent City, " tells a tale of redemption, survival and the sordid backstreets of Miami while asking the question that many are too scared to answer: When faced with pure darkness, would you fold or fight?
Pete Fernandez is a mess. He's on the brink of being fired from his middle-management newspaper job. His fiancee 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.