Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct

by Robert W. Walker
     
 

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Dr. Jessica Coran, a brilliant and determined FBI medical examiner, was an expert student of the criminal mind who thought she could face anything. That was before Wisconsin. Before she saw one of his victims... The FBI had a special code name for his unusual method of torture: Tort 9, the draining of the victim's blood. The newspapers called him the Vampire-Killer.

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Dr. Jessica Coran, a brilliant and determined FBI medical examiner, was an expert student of the criminal mind who thought she could face anything. That was before Wisconsin. Before she saw one of his victims... The FBI had a special code name for his unusual method of torture: Tort 9, the draining of the victim's blood. The newspapers called him the Vampire-Killer. But his own twisted love letters were signed 'Teach'...and were addressed to the one woman he wanted most of all: His hunter, his prey, Dr. Jessica Coran.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The opening of this psychological suspense novel smells of evil: the body of a prostitute is found hanging upside down in an abandoned Wisconsin cabin, an arm severed off, genitals mutilated and her blood missing. Coroner Jessica Coran, a made-for-Jodie Foster character, heads the FBI team assigned to track a latter-day Count Dracula. As it turns out, the serial bloodsucker is a mousy medical-supply salesman who often stalks his victims at hospitals in a gray van. Calling himself Teach, he uses a tracheal tube to siphon off their blood, his methods not unlike Jessica's obsessively meticulous autopsies. Clearly, killer and medical sleuth are two of a kind: soon the vampire sends his counterpart a love letter and longs to sink his fangs in her neck. He's a far more soulful figure than the novel's mechanical gumshoes. ``Virgin blood was hard to come by, but according to the books, it had the most curative powers,'' Teach muses as he lies in a bloodbath, unworried about AIDS. The plot may be predictable, but Walker has created a complex, chilling high-tech tale that many readers will lap up. Walker wrote Curse of the Vampire under the pseudonym of Geoffrey Caine. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557737434
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/1992
Pages:
336

Meet the Author

New WORK this year - a record year for output as I have published here on Kindle in Feb. two titles: the 12th in my award-winning, highly acclaimed INSTINCT SERIES - The EDGE of INSTINCT (also bk.#5 in EDGE Series/combined ensemble casts, you see). In addition, to introduce new readers to my EIGHT separate series characters, I published a book of EIGHT short stories under title of THRILLER PARTY of 8 - The One That Got Away.
Since two books put up in calendar year 2013 did not seem enough, I have now added in June a twisting, turning, churning, burning historical in the tradition of my Children of Salem meets Gone With The Wind entitled ANNIE'S WAR books #1 and #2 subtitled Love Amid the Ruins. Book #3 in this layered, complex pre-Civil War tale of the first home-grown terrorist attack on a US Armory in history, set in 1859 is through the eyes of the infamous John Brown? NO...through the eyes of his sexually active 17-year-old daughter.
While it chronicles what happened at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, the dramatic novel is one foremost of love and romance at the forefront, and it devolves into a fierce gun battle. It reads like a western for good reason. If a fan of the recent Kevin Costner film on the Hatfields and the McCoys, this fits right in that ballpark...and in fact, I modeled my John Brown on Kostner's role as Devil Anse. The two men would have had a lot in common. Anse and Brown that is...not Costner.
Book THREE of ANNIE's WAR will be published before end of June, so the entire trilogy, each at 2.99 will be available as will a hefty offering of the ENTIRE thee books in ONE kindle order for 5.99 - a real bargain. Counting Annie's Trilogy then in Calendar Year 2013 --so far-- I have completed and Kindled FIVE book-length works, Four being novels, One being Shorts, plus have shown up in three anthologies this year...and the year is only half over. There could be more! Meanwhile, my older titles are discussed below:
My previous several novels have been Original to Kindle, exclusvie works. Most recent has been TITANIC 2012 - Curse of RMS Tttanic, a cross-genre, generational suspense thriller with an occult horror twist. It's a new theory, a theory that proves the innocence of the iceberg, ha!

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