"A fabulous debut novel…" (a Verified E-Book Purchaser – 5*)
The last time DCI Jamie Carver involved a would-be victim in his hunt for a serial killer, it ended badly Now they want him to do it again, only this time the 'victim' is, a dominatrix.
As if he hasn't enough on his plate.
- A brutal killer poised to strike again.
- Shadows of the past that still haunt his dreams.
- An investigation under mounting pressure to succeed.
- A beautiful woman whose bizarre lifestyle may be the key to finding the killer.
- Not to mention the young girl whose life he's trying to save from ruin, OR the ambitious colleague scheming to bring him down and take his place.
As the kill-count mounts, signs point to a link with the case that established Carver's serial-killer-busting reputation, but could also still ruin it – that of the Escort Killer, Edmund Hart. But Hart is dead, having hung himself in prison, so how can that be? This is just one of the mysteries Carver must solve, and when the killer strikes at the heart of the investigation, he knows that to protect those closest, he must confront what he most fears - his own failings.
The first in the new, DCI Jamie Carver Series, and Book One of The Worshipper Trilogy, LAST GASP is a novel of murder, deception, sexual intrigue, and human weakness. It is a story about one man's struggle to put the past behind him, and save those he loves.
ROBERT F BARKER is a former senior police detective. LAST GASP is the first in a series of gritty crime novels set in and around England's Northwest featuring his resourceful but sometimes morally-ambiguous murder detective, DCI Jamie Carver.
PRAISE FOR LAST GASP
"…an absolute treat for crime fiction lovers..."– An Amazon Customer, (5 Stars).
"…one of those page-turning books I could not put down until the end!" – Linda Leigh (5 Stars).
"Brilliant!" – Amazon Customer, (5 Stars).
Get in at the beginning, then buckle up and sit tight. There's more coming, and you're in for a heck of a ride! Scroll up to buy this book and start reading, today!
Born in Liverpool, England, Robert F Barker served thirty years as a police officer and detective, most of it working in and around some of the Northwest's grittiest towns and cities. He likes to write stories that are dark and edgy, but credible enough for the reader to believe they may be based on some sort of reality, which of course they often are. (Names changed to protect the innocent.. etc.). As a police officer, he learned that no matter where people live, whatever their position, they are never far from places where darkness dwells, be they inner city sink estates where drugs are dealt and violence rules, or leafy suburbs where neat gardens and lace curtains conceal the sort of evil that no one ever imagines, until the worst happens.
As a former Senior Investigating Officer and Firearms Incident Commander, he knows all about the pressures police officers face, as well as what it means to have to make life-and-death decisions in the heat of live operations. Given his background and experience, his stories are as authentic a portrayal of crime and policing as can be found anywhere in the modern crime genre.
He splits his writing-time between his family home in Cheshire, and the beautiful island of Cyprus, where he gains inspiration for a series of Cyprus-based thrillers which he intends will compliment his UK novels.