by Ian K. Smith
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Pub Date 05 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 19 Oct 2021
Thomas & Mercer, Thomas & Mercer
In the second installment of the suspense-filled series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ian K. Smith, an ex-cop turned private investigator seeks to fight corruption on the streets of Chicago.
A Cadillac, a pistol, and a corpse make for another morning in Chicago. The body belongs to Walter Griffin, a prominent Black Chicagoan insider hailing from the city’s West Side. He ascended to the upper echelons of the mayor’s office only to meet his end in a watery grave at Wolf Point. Forensics finds his prints on the gun; it’s ruled a suicide.
But grizzled private investigator Ashe Cayne knows better.
Griffin’s children plead with a reluctant Ashe to hunt their father’s killer. They know their dad wouldn’t have taken his own life without a goodbye. And Ashe knows this town’s dark secrets often mean murder is not too far away.
Ashe decides to take on the case and navigate a city rotting with corruption, racial tensions, and sketchy backroom deals. On the bleak streets of Chicago, it’s every man for himself—and that makes everyone a suspect.
A Note From the Publisher
Dr. Smith, a graduate of Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Chicago, is the medical contributor and cohost of The Rachael Ray Show. He has written for Time, Newsweek, Men’s Fitness, and the New York Daily News. Dr. Smith has served on the boards of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition; the American Council on Exercise; the New York Mission Society; the Prevent Cancer Foundation; the New York Council for the Humanities; and the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity.
Keep up to date with Dr. Smith by visiting his website at www.doctoriansmith.com and following him on Twitter (@DrIanSmith) and Instagram (@DoctorIanSmith).
Praise for The Unspoken
An Amazon Best Book of the Month: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
“With its huge, entertaining cast and smooth sleuth, this series kickoff recalls vintage Chandler or Hammett.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This fine series launch from bestseller Smith (The Ancient Nine) introduces PI Ashe Cayne, a former Chicago PD detective…Ashe is just one of many well-drawn, multilayered characters. Readers will eagerly await his return.” —Publishers Weekly
“Ian K. Smith has created a suspense story where the pages practically turn themselves all the way to the twist at the end.” —AuthorLink
“Smith creates a fond and layered portrait of the Windy City, in all its multidimensional glory, as we traipse from fancy high-rises, to grungy boxing gyms, to tastefully decorated criminal lairs. Here’s hoping for many more installments in the series!” —CrimeReads, Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2020
“Ian K. Smith’s The Unspoken is the start of a big, bold, original new series. Chicago PI Ashe Cayne is the perfect hero for our times. I can’t wait to read his next adventure.” —Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author
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