Friday, September 25, 2020

"The Unspoken"

New from Thomas & Mercer: The Unspoken by Ian K. Smith.

About the book, from the publisher:

The Unspoken is the launch of a new series featuring black Chicago private investigator Ashe Cayne and takes on racism, police brutality and corruption. A former cop, Cayne had stood up to his superiors against a cover-up involving the wrongful death of a young black man and found himself pushed out of the force. He’s determined to persevere on his own terms as a P.I.

When a young white woman named Tinsley Gerrigan goes missing, her wealthy parents from the North Shore hire Cayne to find her. As he looks into her life and past, Cayne finds out that Tinsley and her family have been keeping secrets. Then Tinsley’s boyfriend, Tariq “Chopper” McNair from Chicago’s West Side, is found dead—another disregarded black man murdered on the tough Chicago streets. Cayne is certain that locating the missing girl is the key to finding Chopper’s murderer. But what he discovers is much more: a massive scandal that encompasses race, class and privilege in a city that is home to both the exceedingly prosperous and those who are struggling and disadvantaged.
Visit Ian K. Smith's website.

--Marshal Zeringue