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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.

These experiences have informed the details of his novel, FEVER CITY. His short fiction has appeared in books published by Random House, Rodopi, and William Collins A&R, and his non-fiction in books published by Penguin, Time Out, and Facts on File. He co-wrote the feature film “Samsara” which premiered as an official selection at TIFF and has film projects in development in China, Brazil and Australia. He currently lives on the French Riviera together with his wife, their son, and two rescue animals, a dog and a cat. He is working on a thriller set in on the French Riviera, a novel featuring Picasso, and a novel about the Ciudad Juárez murders.

Tim's 'stunning debut thriller' FEVER CITY will be published by Faber (UK) and Europa (US) in 2016

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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.