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Last Gasp

(The first book in the DCI Jamie Carver series)
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'Carver is a mix of genius... and emotional wreck.'

Using a would-be victim to lure a serial killer is dangerous. Jamie Carver is about to discover how dangerous - and not just for the ‘bait’.Eighteen months ago, DCI Jamie Carver thought the darkest episode of his career was finally over when the serial killer, Edmund Hart, hanged himself. He was wrong. And it’s about to turn even darker

Right now he's looking for someone to help trap the one they call, 'The Worshipper Killer'. Megan Crane fits the victim profile. Like the others, her 'interests' are somewhat exotic. She's also beautiful, darkly mysterious and, after Carver talks her round, willing to help.

But what if Carver’s got it all wrong? What if the killer’s real goal is nothing to do with his victims, but something Carver can't even imagine? And what if the 'bait' has her own agenda, one that threatens to take the investigation in a wholly unexpected direction? These are just some of the questions Carver must answer in this gripping first outing for the man who knows his reputation as, 'Britain's Foremost Serial Killer Investigator' is built on sand.

And when the killer strikes at the very heart of the investigation, Carver knows that to protect those he loves, he must confront what he most fears - his own failings.

LAST GASP is the explosive debut crime thriller from former police detective, Robert F Barker, an exciting new voice in the world of crime fiction. Perfect for fans of the likes of JD Kirk, Matt Brolly, Angela Marsons, and Simon McCleave.

5* Praise from Amazon readers for The DCI Jamie Carver Series

"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)

"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)

Genre: Mystery

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