Monday, May 15, 2017

"Dangerous Ends" A Pete Fernandez Mystery by Alex Segura

                                                                                                
                                                         



"Part of being a private detective was accepting that you didn't have all the answers. You might not even after a case is closed. With that knowledge came the acceptance that you had to trust your instinct to guide you down the right path. Pete had felt a shiver of unease as he left the restaurant and Emily. It let him here. The idea of Rick being murdered wasn't the kind of information that would, under normal circumstances, make him rush into action. But something about the news report had stuck in Pete's head, buzzing around like a dream forgotten too soon after waking up."....


This is the third book in this hard boiled detective series. It's also a stand alone, with an interesting, and lots of action, story line. 

Pete Fernandez, P.I., is about to turn his little boring corner of paradise upside down. His partner, Kathy, talks him into taking on a case that nobody else wants to touch. An ex Miami police officer, serving prison time, for the murder of his wife. A murder, his daughter is sure he didn't commit. 

Off shoots of this story, include history of a man who dared to say no to Fidel Castro, causing him to flee to Miami. As you get further into the book, you realize how it relates to Pete. Eventually it relates even further to what he's trying to find out about the ex cop, Varela. 

Is the cop guilty, or was he really innocent all along? Can everyone accept the truth? Lives are in danger, unless Pete and Kathy can move fast enough to protect themselves. How does a drug gang, with ties to Cuba come into play?

Fast paced, and a few well placed surprises. Well written characters. This is always one of my favorite genres. Great story line that pulls you in, takes you for a spin, and tosses you out the other side with all the answers. It also leads you to what could possibly be the next in the series!

Thank you Alex Segura