The Unspoken: An Ashe Cayne Novel
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In this new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ian K. Smith, an ex-cop turned private investigator seeks justice on the vibrant, dangerous streets of Chicago.
Former Chicago detective Ashe Cayne is desperate for redemption. After refusing to participate in a police department cover-up involving the death of a young black man, Cayne is pushed out of the force. But he won't sit quietly on the sidelines: he's compelled to fight for justice as a private investigator...even if it means putting himself in jeopardy.
When a young woman, Tinsley Gerrigan, goes missing, her wealthy parents from the North Shore hire Cayne to find her. As Cayne looks into her life and past, he uncovers secrets Tinsley's been hiding from her family. Cayne fears he may never find Tinsley alive.
His worries spike when Tinsley's boyfriend is found dead--another black man murdered on the tough Chicago streets. Cayne must navigate his complicated relationships within the Chicago PD, leveraging his contacts and police skills to find the missing young woman, see justice done, and earn his redemption.
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