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The Carver Papers

(The first book in the Worshipper Trilogy series)
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His intention was to give the inside story on the hunt for a serial killer. He couldn't know they would trigger another.

DCI Jamie Carver first appears in Last Gasp,Book #1 of 'The Worshipper Trilogy', and the first in the DCI Jamie Carver Series. In that book, reference is made to a series of newspaper articles, The Carver Papers, penned by award-winning journalist, Alexander Jackson. As the Last Gasp story unfolds, it becomes clear that Jackson's articles have had an effect he never intended, and could never, ever, have imagined.

Jamie Carver was a work-a-day Detective Inspector when someone thought his experience may be useful to the UK's biggest ever murder investigation. And so it proved when Carver's involvement led to the capture of notorious 'Escort Killer', Edmund Hart. In this companion piece to Robert F Barker's acclaimed, 'Worshipper Trilogy',(Last Gasp; Final Breath; Out Of Air.) Jackson's series of articles for a Sunday Broadsheet magazine - reproduced here in full for the first time - tell the story of how one man turned around a floundering investigation, and brought about the arrest and conviction of one of Britain's most prolific serial killers.

In dealing with matters preceding those described in Last GaspThe Carver Papers poses the question, "Is Detective Jamie Carver the foremost series-sex-crime investigator around?" and give those interested in learning more about the events that precede Last Gasp a deeper insight into Jamie Carver's character, together with an added depth of understanding of the background to the trilogy than may be gained from the books alone.

Robert F Barker was born in Liverpool, England. During a thirty-year police career, he worked in and around some of the North West's grittiest towns and cities. As a senior detective, he led investigations into all kinds of major crime including, murder, armed robbery, serious sex crime and people/drug trafficking. Whilst commanding firearms and disorder incidents, he learned what it means to have to make life-and-death decisions in the heat of live operations. His stories are grounded in the reality of police work, but remain exciting, suspenseful, and with the sort of twists and turns crime-fiction readers love.

5* Praise for Robert F Barker's books

"A gripping read about an exceptional detective and the complexities in his life"(Last Gasp)

"Fabulous writer and solid knowledge of police procedures. Can't wait for more from this writer" -Last Gasp "A fantastic page turner with a hugely sinister and disturbing villain at its heart" -Family Reunion

"As exciting and 'real' as anything I have read in a police detective novel in a long time" - Family Reunion

"Well written and fast paced.... a great read for crime-thriller fans" - Final Breath

"Loved, loved, LOVED this book! Couldn't put it down. Always left on the edge of my seat wanting to know what happened next!"(Last Gasp)

"A very well crafted mystery that keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat"(Final Breath)

"Jamie Carver is a mix of genius... and emotional wreck!" - Out Of Air

"So compelling and well written that I can't wait to read the next in the series" (Final Breath)

"Brilliant rounding off of a stunning trilogy" (Out Of Air)

"Wish I could give this book ten stars. Had me hooked right from the start." (Midnight's Door)

"My preference for fiction is procedural crime thrillers... and I can say that these are the very best example of the genre that I have ever come across. More please as soon as you can!"(Out Of Air)

"What a story. Fast paced, exciting, I just couldn't put it down." (Midnight's Door.)

Genre: Mystery

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