Fever City

Tim Baker
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ISBN 9780571323845 Format Hardback
Published 21/01/2016 Length 432 pages

About Book

Fever City, this year's hottest thriller - shortlisted for the John Creasey New Blood Dagger

'[a] superb debut novel. A direct hit.' Spectator

'A blistering debut of great ambition and scope, realised with the skill of an old pro.' Eva Dolan, author of Long Way Home

'An inventive take on the great American conspiracy theory.' The Times, Crime Club

'Mighty impressive ... Baker has the audacity to revisit the web of conspiracies surrounding the JFK assassination ... considering the subject matter, I was not expecting to even like the book, but was blown away.' Maxim Jakubowski, LOVEREADING

Nick Alston, a Los Angeles private investigator, is hired to find the kidnapped son of America's richest and most hated man.

Hastings, a mob hitman in search of redemption, is also on the trail. But both men soon become ensnared by a sinister cabal that spreads from the White House all the way to Dealey Plaza.

Decades later in Dallas, Alston's son stumbles across evidence from JFK conspiracy buffs that just might link his father to the shot heard round the world.

Violent, vivid, visceral: FEVER CITY is a high--octane, nightmare journey through a Mad Men-era America of dark powers, corruption and conspiracy.

  • About Tim Baker

    Born in Sydney, Tim Baker lived in Rome and Madrid before moving to Paris, where he wrote about jazz. He has worked on film projects in India, China, Mexico, Brazil and Australia, and currently lives in the South of France with his wife, their son, and two rescue animals, a dog and a cat. His debut novel, Fever City, was published in 2016 and went on to be shortlisted for the CWA’s John Creasey New Blood Dagger award and nominated for the Private Eye Writers of America’s 2017 Shamus Award.

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