Book Spotlight: The Unspoken by Ian K Smith

Release Date: Oct. 1, 2020 

About The Book: 

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.

About The Author: 

Dr. Ian K. Smith is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Shred: The Revolutionary Diet, as well as Super Shred: The Big Results Diet, Blast the Sugar Out!, The Clean 20, The Ancient Nine, and eleven other books, with millions of copies in print. Dr. Smith’s critically acclaimed novel The Blackbird Papers was the 2005 BCALA fiction recipient of the Honor Book Award.

Dr. Smith is a former cohost of the Emmy Award–winning daytime talk show The Doctors and is currently 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, among others. Dr. Smith has served on the boards of 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,, and following him on Twitter @DrIanSmith and Instagram @DoctorIanSmith.

Book Blurbs: 

“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

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