Baby Shark [NOOK Book]


BABY SHARK (Baby Shark series book #1) by Robert Fate
Anthony Finalist at Bouchercon

In October 1952, late one night in a roadside pool hall out west of Abilene, a pool hustler is murdered by a gang of thugs, who then beat and sexually assault his seventeen-year-old daughter, and leave her for dead in a burning building.

But she doesn’t ...
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Baby Shark

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BABY SHARK (Baby Shark series book #1) by Robert Fate
Anthony Finalist at Bouchercon

In October 1952, late one night in a roadside pool hall out west of Abilene, a pool hustler is murdered by a gang of thugs, who then beat and sexually assault his seventeen-year-old daughter, and leave her for dead in a burning building.

But she doesn’t die, and, as a rule, in the 1950s, a good girl like Kristin Van Dijk wouldn’t admit being raped—and she’d never seek revenge for her father’s murder. But Kristin, unfortunately for the thugs, is a girl who doesn’t play by the rules.

And so begins the first book of the Baby Shark series.

“It’s just business,” Sarge, her “close work” instructor, tells her. But Kristin knows that words like business, work, and jobs are Sarge’s way of talking about killing. Albert, who teaches her about guns, says, “Stop a man,” instead of kill him.

Kristin knows what they’re teaching her to do, though no one is saying it straight out. So, she begins to see herself as an actress, a dangerous actress, full of deceit and lethal skills as she becomes Baby Shark.
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Editorial Reviews

Reviewing The Evidence Magazine
"I took BABY SHARK, by Robert Fate, into the bath. Big mistake. When I came up for air, the water was frigid, my skin resembled a chicken, and I'm stuck reading this until I finish it tonight. AMAZING book!"
Spinetingler Magazine
"Will have your pulse racing, your heart pounding, and leave you breathless until the very end."
Penn and Teller
"Baby Shark is such a sexy, cool character –– I'm in love."
Library Journal Starred Review
"Fate's witty dialog, colorful characters, and non-stop action make this pulp-style piece sparkle. Highly recommended."
Front Street Reviews
"Wonder how long it will take movie producers to get hold of these rights?"
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015541236
  • Publisher: Robert Bealmear
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Series: Baby Shark, #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 674 KB

Meet the Author

Robert Fate is a Marine Corps veteran who studied at the Sorbonne in France, rough necked in the oilfields of Oklahoma, fashion modeled in NYC, sold show scenery in Las Vegas, and has been a chef in Los Angeles. As a Hollywood special effects technician, he won an Academy Award for Technical Achievement. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, a ceramic artist. They have a dog, two cats, and a turtle named Pharrell.

He is the author of the five installment strong Baby Shark series: Baby Shark; Baby Shark’s Beaumont Blues; Baby Shark’s High Plains Redemption; Baby Shark’s Jugglers at the Border; and Baby Shark’s Showdown at Chigger Flats. His stand alone novel, Kill the Gigolo, a contemporary noir, will be released in October 2012.

His website is
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2008

    Baby Shark

    This debut book, Baby Shark, starts off fast ¿ one night of violence and murder that ultimately leads to the birth - creation is probably a better word - of Baby Shark, a teenage girl who survives the chaos. As a reader, you know what the book will be about. You know that the 17-year old girl who walked into the pool hall with her dad will eventually take not just the name Baby Shark but revenge on the men who left her scarred and fatherless. It¿s not necessarily the destination that keeps you reading, but the road you travel with her to get there. And by the end of the book, you¿re anxious to see where she¿ll go next.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Baby sharkes

    Baby shareks r cool

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  • Posted February 5, 2010

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    Baby Shark--a whole new heroine for the fatuous fifties. Beautiful, scarred. She was hurt and now she packs a wallop.

    Robert Fate has created something new, and it is not for sissies. Baby Shark had things happen to her that should have killed her, or rather killed ten ordinary people. Somehow, the unconventional love and lifestyle her murdered dad gave her was enough to give her the foundation to come back, create health and go out and get what she needs.

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