Fever City

Fever City

ISBN
9780571323845
Published
21/01/2016
9780571323845
Format
Hardback
Price
£12.99
Paperback
432

About the 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.

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, LOVEREADINGNick 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.
  • 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.

“A novel packed with tough-guy poetry, deeply felt emotions and startling images ... [a] superb debut novel. A direct hit.”
- Spectator
“Missing Mad Men? Tim Baker's sprawling, ambitious and atmospheric Fever City is the thriller for you. Moving from the early Sixties to the present day via the bizarre abduction of a hated billionaire's son, this debut author is the natural successor to such hallowed crime writers as Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy. Hard-nosed private eyes, cynical femme fatales and heartbroken hitmen jostle for space against a backdrop of some of the 20th century's most iconic names and moments (the Kennedys, actress Lana Turner and Watergate all make appearances) ... [S]tory-telling at its most ambitious.”
- Stylist

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