Miami Midnight (Pete Fernandez Mystery #5)

MIAMI MIDNIGHT                                  ALEX SEGURA

A year has passed since Pete Fernandez’s latest, closest brush with death. After months of recovery, the newly sober Pete has managed to rebuild his life, contentedly running a small Miami bookstore and steering clear of the dangers of private eye work. So when an aging Cuban mobster asks Pete to find out who killed his drug-addicted, jazz pianist son and to locate his missing daughter-in-law, Pete balks. Until another victim suggests that the murder of the gangster’s son may be connected to the people that nearly ended Pete’s life, while revealing an unexpected, dangerous truth about the death of the Miami PI's own mother.

Pulled back into the darkness and chaos he'd desperately tried to avoid, Pete finds his life derailed once more as he's forced to investigate a murder that should have never gone cold while dodging assassins' bullets and his own demons. Can Pete make peace with his complicated, haunted past to save himself and those he loves? Or will his luck finally run out? From one of the very best crime writers working today, Alex Segura crafts an epic novel of mystery, humanity, and suspense while bringing to a stunning conclusion the acclaimed series that reinvented the private eye novel for a new generation.


This is my first time reading this author and this series. It turns out that it is also the last book in the series. Beginning the book, I felt a little lost but caught up quickly that Pete was shot in the last one and is now running a book store. He is also wanting to stay out of the business that almost cost him his life while still being sober. Everything is a work in progress because people know where he is and then want his help.
He wants to say no to an old Cuban gangster who is looking for the person who killed his son and for his missing daughter-in-law. When he finds out that the same person may be behind his own near-death experience, he is slowly being dragged in. then there is a retired police officer who gives him different information into how his mother died which was not what he had been told. Now he has two cases to work on. I actually found this to be a good and entertaining book with action and very good characters, I had just wished that I had come along to this character sooner. A very good story, worth the read. I received this book from I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at

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