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Tim Baker

Agent: Tom Witcomb

Biography: Born in Sydney, Australia, Tim Baker moved to Italy in his early 20s and lived in Spain before moving to Paris, where he wrote about jazz. For over 5 years he was the director of consular operations at the Australian embassy in France, supervising offices in Paris, Rabat and Algiers and liaising with international police, judicial and intelligence authorities on numerous cases involving murder, kidnap, child abduction, hostage-taking, terrorism, suicide, assault, and disappearances.

His debut novel, FEVER CITY, was published by Faber in the UK and Europa in the US, in 2016. FEVER CITY was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Dagger.

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FEVER CITY Thriller, Faber 2016 A hitman and a private investigator collide during a sensational kidnapping case in 1960s LA, trouble turns up fast when the nanny goes missing and the estranged mother is found buried alive. Battling time, a sadistic FBI agent and the rich and powerful of America, this meta-historical counterfactual thriller has Hastings and Alston uncover a sinister world of Hollywood blackmail & Big Oil paymasters. By the time their wild-eyed, wise-guy journey is over, both men will be forced to confront the roles they have inadvertently played in an event that changed the face of modern America: the assassination of John F. Kennedy. 

FEVER CITY

Thriller, Faber 2016

A hitman and a private investigator collide during a sensational kidnapping case in 1960s LA, trouble turns up fast when the nanny goes missing and the estranged mother is found buried alive. Battling time, a sadistic FBI agent and the rich and powerful of America, this meta-historical counterfactual thriller has Hastings and Alston uncover a sinister world of Hollywood blackmail & Big Oil paymasters. By the time their wild-eyed, wise-guy journey is over, both men will be forced to confront the roles they have inadvertently played in an event that changed the face of modern America: the assassination of John F. Kennedy.