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The Fish Kisser

An Inspector Bliss Mystery

by James Hawkins

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category: Fiction
published: 2001
publisher: Dundurn Press

In The Fish Kisser, a megalomaniac becomes determined to exact revenge on the Western world through a devious plot of global cyber-warfare. He enlists his own agents to track down and kidnap the experts and educated elite that can help him accomplish the unthinkable. With a series of staged deaths and disappearances, he sets his plan in motion.

When the hired henchmen target Roger LeClarc, an English computer expert with a dark secret of his own, the hunters become the hunted. English detective David Bliss, who chased and was chased around the English countryside in Missing: Presumed Dead, teams up with Dutch detective Yolanda Pieters to solve this improbable affair. Fighting internal politics, stumbling upon government cover-ups, and even battling Saddam Hussein’s Republican Guard, together they chase a trail of blood, intrigue, and romance across Europe to Iraq in a desperate search for the kidnapped specialists. Fans of the David Bliss character will not be disappointed as James Hawkins turns the action up several notches.

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James Hawkins is a retired police commander and was a senior lecturer in criminal law at a British police college and, from 1992 to 1997, Director of Education at the Canadian Institute for Environmental Investigations. He is also the author of Missing:Presumed Dead (Castle Street Mysteries, May 2001). He is now a full-time writer living in Newmarket, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

"a suspenseful tale of high level intrigue and low level shenanigansBondian in tone and global in implications."

— Nanaimo Daily News

"Hawkins ties all the threads together and keeps the tension crackling for 440 pages."

— Star Phoenix (Saskatoon, SK)
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James Hawkins

James Hawkins was a police commander in the U.K. for 20 years and a Canadian private investigator for a further 8 years. He was also director of education at the Canadian Institute for Environmental Investigations. His debut novel, Missing: Presumed Dead (2001), was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel.

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