Fever Tree - Releasing August 2, 2016!
Are you craving a dark and gritty read this summer? We've got news for you: Tim Applegate's new novel, Fever Tree, releases August 2, 2016, and it's everything you ever wanted in literary fiction.
"Tim Applegate manages to charm, frighten, arouse and thoroughly entertain us with this crime and romance crossed novel. I love the way innocence, naiveté, maturity and blood-soaked guilt are both seriously and playfully portrayed through compelling dialogue and vivid imagery. This is a wonderful summer read." - Henry Hughes, Winner of the Oregon Book Award
About the book:
When a handsome and mysterious stranger arrives in Crooked River, the town is consumed by rumors. Although a deeply private young man, Dieter befriends everyone from deckhands to shopkeepers. On the rebound from a disastrous relationship, the charming but hesitant Maggie Paterson falls in love.
Teddy Mink, the towns notorious, paranoid drug lord, convinced that Dieters a narc, formulates a plan to silence him. Maggie's recently estranged ex, who moonlights as a drug runner for Teddy, jealously agrees that Dieter must be handled no matter the cost.
From the moonlit beaches of Quintana Roo to the waterfront docks of Crooked River, Florida, Fever Tree is a beautifully written story that charts the surprising journey of a deeply troubled young man zealously guarding the secrets of his past.
Tim Applegate was born in Ft. Benning, Georgia and grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana. In 1978 he obtained a B.A. in journalism and literature from Indiana University. Tim has lived in Boston, Sarasota, Florida, and for the last twenty-two years on two acres in the foothills of the coastal range of western Oregon. For the last two decades he has owned and operated a commercial contracting business specializing in furniture and wood restoration for the hotel and cruise ship industries. In 2015 he retired from contracting to write full-time.
Tim is married and has two daughters. He grows wine grapes on his acreage, remains an avid hiker, and travels extensively.
Tims poetry, essays, and short fiction have appeared in The Florida Review, The South Dakota Review, Lake Effect, and The Briar Cliff Review among many others. He is the author of the poetry collections At the End of Day (Traprock Books), Drydock (Blue Cubicle Press), and Blueprints (Turnstone Books of Oregon). Fever Tree, the first book of a projected trilogy, is his first published novel. Fever Tree is set to be released August 2nd, 2016.