Polis Books

The new Pete Fernandez novel from Alex Segura
Available now in hardcover and ebook!

ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED CRIME, MYSTERY, AND THRILLERS OF 2018 ―LitHub

ONE OF THE THE BIGGEST MYSTERY AND THRILLERS OF SPRING 2018 ―BookBub

ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2018 ―MysteryPeople

"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 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

“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

With BLACKOUT, the new novel in Alex Segura’s acclaimed Pete Fernandez Mystery series, new evidence in a cold case that's haunted Pete throughout his life drags him 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, and find themselves at odds with a Florida politician’s fixation on wealth, fame and power.

It all converges in the heart of the city and Pete is left scrambling to pick up the pieces. The Pete Fernandez series have always run on two tracks – the over-arching mystery that Pete and his friends have to scramble to solve, and the other following Pete’s journey of recovery from self-destructive alcoholic to somewhat functional private eye. In BLACKOUT, those two tracks blend into one dark, personal and deadly tale of dangerous fixation that will leave Pete Fernandez completely changed. It’s all been building to this.