‘Dangerous Ends’ Is Bold, Brutal and Flawless [REVIEW]

Cuban '59 Buick Electra

Cuba’s bloody past collides with a treacherous present in Alex Segura’s Dangerous Ends. (Photo by Angelo Domini, Flickr)

Staying sober and out of trouble isn’t easy for a private investigator who decides to put his days of chasing dangerous killers behind him. Crime and malice simply have a way of always showing up, especially in Miami. 


Polis Books

In Alex Segura’s latest novel, Dangerous Ends, Pete Fernandez is trying to do the right thing. He attends his weekly A.A. meetings and has even traded chasing murderers in exchange for photographing cheating husbands and catching guys who’ve skipped out on bail.

But when his partner, Kathy Bentley, encourages him to take on a new client, Pete’s good intentions quickly start to crumble. It isn’t that Pete is dying to take on the case. In fact, he’d really rather not touch it with a ten-foot pole. Why? The new case involves former Miami police officer Gaspar Varela, a man sentenced for murdering his wife. Yet his daughter, Maya, firmly believes her daddy is innocent.

To make matters worse, a bloodthirsty gang has put a huge target on Pete and Kathy’s backs and suddenly the quiet life becomes a pipe dream as the duo strives to exonerate Varela and untangle a deadly web of secrets with connections to Fidel Castro, a bloody hit in 1959 Havana, and Pete’s dead father. But will they be able to do so in time or will the death toll continue to climb?

Dangerous Ends is the kind of hard-boiled mystery that fans of Robert B. Parker, Walter Mosley, and Raymond Chandler have been waiting for. It features a less than perfect hero who is battling his own demons, yet who is both charismatic and tenacious. Then throw in vivid depictions of Cuba’s brutal past and Miami’s seedy underbelly with its criminal elements and debauched history, and suddenly we are enveloped in a story that is as delicious as it is relentlessly paced.

Readers looking for a favorite new crime writer can’t go wrong with Alex Segura. With bold, crisp writing and flawless plotting, his is a name to remember. If you’ve been going into withdrawls since CSI Miami went off the air, this is the series for you. Segura doesn’t disappoint.


Alex Segura

Alex Segura
(Photo by Robert Kidd)

Alex Segura is a novelist and comic book writer. He is the author of the Miami crime novels featuring Pete Fernandez, including Silent CityDown the Darkest Street, and Dangerous Ends, all via Polis Books.

He has also written a number of comic books, including the bestselling and critically acclaimed Archie Meets Kiss storyline, the “Occupy Riverdale” story, Archie Meets Ramones, and the upcoming The Archies one-shot.

A Miami native, Alex now lives in New York with his wife and son. Visit his home on the Web at AlexSegura.com, like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

By Alex Segura
320 pgs. Polis Books. $24.99

You may purchase Dangerous Ends at one of these fine online retailers: Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Dangerous Ends is brought to you in association with TLC Book Tours.

Dangerous Ends Giveaway

Congratulations to Sandra Bax who just won a copy of Alex Segura’s Dangerous Ends. Although the giveaway has ended, stay tuned for more opportunities to win other great prizes.


About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

3 Responses to ‘Dangerous Ends’ Is Bold, Brutal and Flawless [REVIEW]

  1. trish says:

    I love books that dive into a city’s ‘seedy underbelly,’ particularly cities that I live far away from. HA! No, but seriously, I really do love to crime depictions in big cities, and find this genre to be my favorite.

  2. I was hooked on CSI Miami for a few years – I think I’d enjoy another foray into the criminal world in Miami.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

    • Jathan Fink says:

      This is definitely your ticket to ride then! But unlike Horatio Caine, Pete Fernandez is actually understated and real. This is an addictive, well written mystery.

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