My good friend and fellow author, Tim Baker (previously featured on Reading Recommendations), has already written and published six novels that are all set in the Florida community of Flagler Beach on the Palm Coast. I have devoured every one of these suspense/thrillers and not only love Tim’s writing, but also the characters he’s created (some recurring) and his descriptions of life in a tourist beach town. I was honoured when Tim asked me to read an early manuscript of his next book, titled Eyewitness Blues and I’m happy to tell you now that this latest publication is every bit as good – no, it’s even BETTER! – than the other novels! I highly recommend reading this new book and suggest that, if you haven’t already read Tim Baker’s other novels, you go back and read them all, right now! You will not be disappointed! (And here’s a little hint as to one of the reasons why I think the new novel is so good – it offers more IKE!!!)
Now, Dennis and I don’t often agree when it comes to books we both enjoy reading, but I have to tell you that Tim Baker’s novels are an exception – Dennis has become as big a fan as I am. He can’t wait to read this next book!
Martin didn’t exactly witness the murder, but he knows who pulled the trigger – so reporting it to the law and using it as his ticket into the witness protection program isn’t wrong.
Martin sings like the proverbial canary, but when mob boss Don Gammino learns that his right-hand man has been named as a murder suspect he decides to teach Martin a new tune.
After barely escaping alive, Martin finds himself in the Florida bedroom community of Flagler Beach where his only protection from Gammino and his goon squad is in the form of a wheelchair-bound bookie and an ex-Navy SEAL, named Ike, with a penchant for bending the rules.
Martin’s in a tropical paradise surrounded by people but he still feels alone in the world.
Life isn’t easy when you have the Eyewitness Blues.
Originally from Warwick, Rhode Island, Tim Baker enjoyed a 25-year career in Architecture and Engineering, followed by short stints in the natural gas industry, construction and ice cream sales before moving to Florida in 2006
An avid dog-lover, Tim was a volunteer puppy raiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, raising and socializing potential guide dogs. Tim has studied and taught martial arts, and he is also a certified SCUBA diver.
In addition to writing Tim is also a disc jockey on WQFB – 97.3 FM “The Surf”.
Being a native New Englander, he is a lifetime member of Red Sox Nation.
Inspired by his interest in Karma and the unexplained forces of the universe, he made his first serious attempt at writing in 1988 when he began a novel entitled, Full Circle, a story about the far reaching effects one man’s actions can have on people he has never even met. Unfortunately, without the use of a computer or even a typewriter he shelved the project due to the difficulties of trying to construct a novel completely by hand.
In early 2007, a bizarre dream inspired his first novel, appropriately called Living the Dream, and he has been cranking out books non-stop ever since. Tim writes fast-paced, off-beat crime stories set in Flagler Beach and St. Augustine, full of colorful characters and loaded with unexpected and often humorous twists and turns. He has also co-written two zombie novellas and written a few short stories for horror anthologies.
Currently, Tim is enjoying life in Palm Coast, Florida.
Living the Dream – Aug 2009
Water Hazard – Nov 2010
Backseat to Justice – July 2011
Pump It Up – Aug 2011
No Good Deed – May 2012
Unfinished Business – Aug 2013
Dying Days – The Siege of European Village (co-written w/Armand Rosamilia) – Dec 2012
Dying Days – Siege 2 (co-written w/Armand Rosamilia) – Dec 2013
Next Scheduled release – Eyewitness Blues – Aug 2014