Last Gasp

Last Gasp

by Robert F Barker

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781522933144
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Pages: 442
Sales rank: 596,016
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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 in society, they are never far from places where darkness dwells. Those places may be inner city sink estates where drugs are dealt and violence rules, or or leafy suburbs where neat gardens and lace curtains conceal the sort of evil that no one ever imagines - until the worst happens.

As both a former Senior Investigating Officer and a 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 extensive experience, his stories are as authentic a portrayal of crime and policing as in any modern crime fiction.

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.

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LAST GASP (The DCI Jamie Carver Series, #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A real page turner. Each chapter sent you in a different direction. I am looking forward to the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is deep with great plot details that make you want to keep reading, even after midnight!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More twists and turns than can be counted. While the subject matter is SMBD, there isn’t anything sexually graphic in the story; it mostly deals with the psychology of the lifestyle and the murders. With characters that are very well developed and a plot that keeps you guessing until the very end, this is a great book. Looking forward to the second in the trilogy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story line, dragged in the middle. Needs better editing.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Easy to read. A very different subject matter, I think handled well.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Highly recommend this book and have already put book 2 on my read next list. Really like the protagonist and his colleague. (As another reviewer mentioned, the sexual lives of the victims is not over done nor the focus of the storyline). --Books4Me
Anonymous 10 months ago
A very detailed book.excellent with all of the charager
Anonymous 10 months ago
This one was free and i probably won't buy number two.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Fast reading. A little repetitious, but still interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An unwinding plot that kept me reading, anticipating. Good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to Book 2 in the trilogy but havent been able to find it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book was good.Where is number two?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the twist at the end. Like the vulnerabilities of the characters, made them more human.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Twists and turns that you don't expect. Suspenseful finish. Can't wait to see the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
book is great. Plot twist and excellent character development. Want Book #2 in the series on Nook as soon as possible. Would purchase today were it available.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me reading into the wee hours when I should have been sleeping.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CozyFan2014 More than 1 year ago
Very well-written, "keep-you-guessing" police procedural. The reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because the scene where they think they have caught the killer doesn't hold up. I don't want to give it away but the author doesn't sufficiently explain how it was that the victim ended up as she did while the police were in the garage listening in. There simply wasn't enough time - even with help - for the scene to be found that way. I would have appreciated an explanation that was plausible.