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The Last Killer Standing
     

The Last Killer Standing

3.6 21
by Edward Coburn
 

The case begins as a simple, although profoundly gruesome, murder of a homeless person in downtown Denver, Colorado. Over a short period of time, it escalates into a serial killer’s favorite pastime; screwing with the police by leaving false leads and clues at his murders. The killer’s second victim makes everyone realize that the Cherry Creek Choker is

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The case begins as a simple, although profoundly gruesome, murder of a homeless person in downtown Denver, Colorado. Over a short period of time, it escalates into a serial killer’s favorite pastime; screwing with the police by leaving false leads and clues at his murders. The killer’s second victim makes everyone realize that the Cherry Creek Choker is back. His original killings of four hookers, their bodies left at Cherry Creek Park for anyone to find, scandalized and terrified the city. Then, he unexpectedly took a hiatus for several years. What was the killer doing during those years when there weren’t any new victims? Had he moved on to greener pastures or had he been in jail? Josh Brayburn, the lead Denver detective, thinks the Cherry Creek Coker may be the same sleazebag, Roger Gibbons, who killed Josh’s wife and been sentenced to five to ten for the crime. When Josh finds out that Gibbons has been granted early parole and his release corresponds with the new Choker killing he is almost certain Gibbons is the killer. The problem is, there is no proof. No clues have been left at any of the crimes, including the latest one. When a state senator’s daughter is kidnapped, Abby Swope, the lead Ft. Collins detective, is called in to try to help solve the case. Josh and Abby feel an immediate, mutual attraction. Then the senator’s daughter is ransomed but found murdered. Unfortunately, this killing has nothing in common with the other ones Josh has been investigating. Thus, no one, including Josh, has any idea that the killings, are done by the same maniac. When a schoolteacher, who had previously been convicted of child molestation, is killed, the mystery deepens. Josh eventually discovers that to learn who the killer really is and what motivates him, he must travel a path that leads through Jacksonville, Florida. This is where his grandfather, who is an ex-cop and his murdered wife’s grandfather, who had gotten rich in real estate both live. (This book was professionally edited and rereleased with a new, professionally created cover.)

Product Details

BN ID:
2940032871873
Publisher:
Edward Coburn
Publication date:
11/05/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
435 KB

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Meet the Author

Edward J. Coburn is a computer programmer and a long-time writer. He began his writing career while teaching college when he started writing textbooks. Now, with many textbooks to his credit, he began seriously writing fiction in about 1996. His first book, Order of the White Feather: The sword of Dalamar may be purchased at Smashwords along with his latest book The Last Killer Standing. He is now writing a new alphabetical series of books beginning with The Dog Who Ate The Airplane: An Adam And Bagel Mystery Book 1. The Dog Who Ate The Burglar: An Adam And Bagel Mystery Book 2 was released in November 2012 and The Dog Who Ate The Crossbow: An Adam And Bagel Mystery Book 3 was released December 2012. The Dog Who Ate The Drawing: An Adam And Bagel Mystery Book 4 was released April 2013, The Dog Who Age The Elephant: An Adam And Bagel Mystery Book 5 was released September 2013 and the short story Bagel Helps Find Robin Hood was also released September 2013. His wizard book Aaron Franks Attends the Montana Academy for Advanced Magic and Wizard Studies The Order of Magic: Book 1 was released January 2014. His second Wizard book Aaron Franks and the Treasure of Leonardo was released September 2014.

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The Last Killer Standing 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suspence at its best. Dont miss out on this book as you will regret it. Hurry with the next. Also hope there is more to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great detective story, but the romance part was so stilted it was laughable. Had to skip over the ridiculous dialogue. Wish the author had just stuck to the murder mystery cuz those parts were really good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it for a serial killer junkie. I was very interested the whole book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cops looking for serial killers. Well written. But as with all ebooks, mis-spells, un-necessary words and added words are frequent through-out. Also a lot of un-necessary dialogue and catch phrases. Otherwise well done.
Dortmunder More than 1 year ago
It was a page turner, but riddled with grammatical and spelling errors and just plain mistakes. For example, the nickname for a Corvette is "Vette", not "Vet" as in this book. The plot was decent, but we never understood the protagonist's motivation. The ending was unsatisfying.
pyxiechick More than 1 year ago
I would reak more by this author. He knocks it out the park!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is somewhat compelling, but the amount of spelling errors and lack of finese keeps this title from acheiving its true potential.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I have read since I got my Nook. My hubby is blind and I read to him nightly. Worth every penny and then some.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And long
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Hoping for a sequel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book well rounded characters not as many grammatical errors as other reviews insist It is worth the read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting book. The plot was really unusual and certainly a pretty good read. There were some grammar errors but did not take away from the story. Also, could have done without the two police officers romance, but this is a good book and I would recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was good but the dialog between josh and abby was soooo bad. You made the killers james bondish with their racing skills, sharp shooting ability and other talents. Sorry, but i was doing a rewrite of this book the whole time i was reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had great potential. It was loaded with characters and had a decent plot, but I found it extremely difficult to get past the HUGE amount of spelling and gramatical errors. GET AN EDITOR!!!! I also thought the ending was rather putsy and weak.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Writing was okay but too bloody for my taste .
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was ok