We are thrilled to announce that Polish rights to Bestselling author Dan Kalla’s FIT TO DIE have been acquired by Harde, arranged by Martyna Kowalewska at Book Lab Literary Agency on behalf of Samanatha Haywood and Carolyn Forde!

About FIT TO DIE: 

When Owen Galloway, the track star son of a prominent US senator, is found dead of an overdose in his bedroom, LAPD Detective Cari Garcia suspects that he’s just another teenager who hid a drug addiction.

In Vancouver, Dr. Julie Rees, an experienced toxicologist, notices a growing number of overdoses among the eating disordered and body builders, and mentions it to her boyfriend, Detective Anson Chen.

Then Rain Flynn, a famous pop star and social media influencer, dies in her Vancouver hotel room showing the same symptoms of a fatally high fever and uncontrollable seizures as Julie’s other ER patients, including the coowner of a wildly popular wellness center with locations in both Vancouver and LA.

After an autopsy confirms that Rain overdosed on illicit diet pills containing a deadly toxin known as DNP—an explosive agent originally used in the trenches of World War I—the media gets hold of the story and runs wild with it. But who’s behind the online marketing and distribution of DNP? And how is the wellness center connected? The daunting challenge of putting the pieces together falls to Detectives Garcia in LA and Chen in Vancouver. Can they solve these crimes before DNP becomes the next viral TikTok challenge?

About Dan Kalla:

Born, raised, and still residing in Vancouver, Dan Kalla is an Emergency Room Physician as well as the bestselling author of fourteen novels, which have been translated into eleven languages to date, and his Shanghai trilogy has been optioned for feature films.

He has written multiple science thrillers and or medical mysteries, delving into themes and topics as diverse as superbugs, the opioid crisis, prions, DNA evidence, pandemics, vaccine hesitancy, and patient abuse. And he has also written three historical novels (THE FAR SIDE OF THE SKY trilogy) about the incredible cosmopolitan city of Shanghai and the 20,000 Germans Jews who escaped there in WWII.