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Ian K. Smith

Biography

Ian K. Smith

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 and 12 other books, with millions of copies in print. His novels included the award-winning THE BLACKBIRD PAPERS, THE ANCIENT NINE, and the first three books in the Ashe Cayne series: THE UNSPOKEN, WOLF POINT and THE OVERNIGHTS. Dr. Smith is a graduate of Harvard, Columbia and the University of Chicago, and is the medical contributor and cohost of "The Rachael Ray Show."

Ian K. Smith

Books by Ian K. Smith

by Ian K. Smith - Fiction, Mystery

Billionaire Elliott Kantor was a creature of habit. His trainer came to his house three mornings every week for a 5:30 workout. By 6:30 he was in the car and his driver drove him down into the city where he’d get a shave and trim from his barber every morning, then head over to his offices on Wacker. He always ate breakfast at his desk, then spent all day in and out of meetings growing a business that had already made him one of the wealthiest men in the country. There were few surprises in his world. Or so everyone thought, until Kantor died.. When Simon Kantor enlists Ashe Cayne to explore his father's death, the probing private investigator learns there was plenty of "activities" Elliott participated in after hours. As our hero dives deeper and deeper into Elliott's hidden world, this may be the end for the intrepid Mr. Cayne.

by Ian K. Smith - Fiction, Mystery

Someone wants Morgan Shaw dead --- or so the hugely popular evening news anchor of top-rated Chicago TV station WLTV believes. Fearing for her safety, she turns to P.I. Ashe Cayne for protection. Though he sympathizes, Ashe turns her down --- he’s not a bodyguard. But when Morgan’s car tires are slashed and she’s threatened again, he agrees to help her. Meanwhile, Morgan refuses to lose to her crosstown rival in the ratings and will risk everything to stay on top, including an audacious investigation into the suspicious shooting of an unarmed African American man by a white cop. The explosive case and her discoveries boost her ratings --- and create powerful enemies eager to protect their secrets.

by Ian K. Smith - Fiction, Mystery

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. She 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.

by Ian K. Smith - Fiction, Mystery

After refusing to participate in a police department cover-up involving the death of a young black man, Ashe Cayne is pushed out of the force. But 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 hire Cayne to find her. As Cayne looks into her life and past, he uncovers secrets Tinsley has been hiding from her family. 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.

by Ian K. Smith - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Spenser Collins is a pre-med student and basketball star determined to make his single, working mother proud. Dalton Winthrop is a rich kid who has the ease and deep knowledge that come from a lifetime of belonging. At Harvard, Spenser and Dalton become friends, cementing their bond when Spenser is “punched” to join the exclusive Delphic Club. Soon, Spenser and Dalton are plunged into a century-old mystery about a group of alums known as the Ancient Nine whose identities are unknown, whose power is absolute, and whose intentions are darker and more dangerous than they ever could have imagined.