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Hazy characterization and cryptic allusions to an earlier adventure (Cutting Edge) eventually build up to a taut game of psychic cat-and-mouse in Walker's latest. "The Snatcher" takes impoverished black boys from the streets of Houston and tortures them, though his attention span usually lasts about a week before he mercifully kills his victims. Lucas Stonecoat, a city detective assigned to unsolved cases, is currently investigating a hooker's death at the behest of her son, who claims to be a contract killer. He is assisted by psychic detective Kim Desinor (on loan from the FBI), who can enter a victim's mind, feel his or her torture, even develop sympathetic wounds?all to help unearth clues about the killer's identity. The book starts slowly and then explodes as Lucas, a driven man with chemical demons, struggles to keep a firm grasp on reality. Once Walker gets Lucas and Kim in tandem the chase is spellbinding.
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Jove; First edition (November 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0515123846
  • ISBN-13: 978-0515123845
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 1 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 1.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,643,700 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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MOST recent work available on Kindle and audiobooks via Audible.com. 57 titles in ebooks and 33 currently on Audible.com with 15 more in production, such as Killer Instinct and Titanic 2012, as well as many others. Latest Kindle book titles - The Canoneers - Ben Cross & The Guns of Ticonderoga, The Edge of Instinct finalized, and The RED PATH - historical romance in Civil War era very soon available. Work in Progress The Fear Collectors and another historical YA - Animiki - Brave of the Fire Nation.

New WORK this year has been The Canoneers, The Edge of Instinct, and The Red Path - 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! Puts the burden of error squarely back onto Captain Edward Smith's shoulders, but it is also science fiction as it alternates chapters between 1912 and 2012. In future, divers go inside Titanic the Wreck to plunder her interiors. But what they find is murder and mayhem and monstrous stuff! See all ten reviews on Amazon.com

Just prior to launching T2012, I placed up CHILDREN of SALEM, romance and intrigue and ecumenical spies amid the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Talk about a "Bad Time to Be in Love" - but Jere Wakely does love the daughter of an excommunicated witch, Serena Nurse, and he vows to put an end to the insanity of the trials. Painstakingly reseached for some thirty odd years, Children of Salem is both my life's work and now my highest grossing ebook to date, selling 255 copies a month and garnering great reviews (as is T-2012). Children of Salem is a big ambitious work that all my previous books have led me to return to over decades to rewrite and rewrite again and again until I got it right.

AFTERSCHOCK is among all my backlisted titles sold years ago to NYC publishers. Aftershock is the ebook bread-winner, the one which as sold the most copies and for a long time had been my leading title in sales. I placed up some 40 "odd" previously published titles ranging from horror and supernatural, occult horror and suspense-thriller to mysteries and historical themes, and now i have 46 Kindle titles available. Would be fifty if not for tie-ups on other titles.

One more recent modern day noir PI novels is DEAD ON from Five Star Books July '09 which has garnered rave reviews and wonderful remarks from Tess Gerritsen, Ken Bruen, JA Konrath, David Ellis, Raymond Benson, and Jay Boninsinga as well as Booklist! Prior to this my City trilogy, City for Ransom, Shadows in the White City, and City of the Absent published via HarperCollins and heralded as great books by The Chicago Tribune, winning the coveted Lovey Award, set the stage for my finally being able to get Children of Salem RIGHT.

A bit about myself: I grew up in Chicago as my father came out of WWII knowing one skill -- how to drive a truck. As a truck driver, he supported five children. I was born in Corinth, MS., siblings born in Tuskegee, AL., where my mother hailed from.

I struggled in school in inner-city Chicago, but early on found I had a gift for 'talking my way out of fights' and this translated into 'telling stories' to influence others, and soon wondered if I could not do it for money. I began writing at a young age to 'communicate' ideas and always at the root of my tales are ideas, notions, concepts, issues, fears, phobias,the dark side of human nature, twisted religion, the human condition, and themes I find fascinating like the injustice we see every day, and vengeance, and greed, and skulduggery all around.

In fact, much of my fiction centers on twisted this or twisted that...from twisted fantasies in the minds of killers to twisted religion in the minds of...yeah... killers and others. I have read widely in all areas of human endeavor and use all areas imaginable in the creation of my characters and stories, and my work is character-driven whether it is a suspense novel or an historical novel.

I recieved a full scholarship to Northwestern University out of Wells High School, inner city, which was some kind of feat, and it was based on my writing ability. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education, went on to accomplish a Masters in English Education. I've taught for over thirty-years to 'support' my habit -- writing. I have always taught full-time while writing full-time, and I 'make' time.

While I grew up in Chicago, and many of my books center there and in the Midwest, I am currently living in Charleston, WV where I am still teaching and writing. I live with four step-children and my ER RN wife, Miranda, whose first novel, a serial killer chase down romp called Absolution, is also available on Kindle. I completed my 50th novel for publication with Titanic 2012.

Wish to thank all my readers for the many, many years of support since writing the spoof on disaster films and books, SUB-ZERO in 1979, and those who supported my Instinct and Edge Series as well as my various horror and other suspense series. I have created no less than eight series characters, all of whom I intend to keep "alive" via Kindle original titles in future. I am currently working on a 4th Geoffrey Caine (pen name) Abe Stroud, archaeology horror title called Bayou Wulf. For a free download of the first chapters, you can contact me on Facebook at Robert W. Walker (Rob) or my website - www.robertwalkerbooks.com

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 27, 1999
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This is by far his worst book, in fact his only bad book. The plot is vague, convoluted, with characters that need not be in the book. As an example, the Native American detective, Lucas, has nothing to do with solving the crime. The "contract killer" Roundpoint, doesn't make any sense nor does the staff of the police precinct. This book is just a terrible waste of time. I will probably never again buy one of his books.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 6, 1999
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I knew this book was in trouble when he starts writing about this horrible snow storm in Houston -- even tho he admits its is "unusual". I rarely have problems finishing a book and about half way through, I have admitted defeat. I've enjoyed many other books by Walker -- the Instinct series is great!, but this leaves much to be desired.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 20, 1998
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I have to say that this is one of the worst books I have ever read. It was not well researched, edited or written. Definitely not worth the money.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By DougPaz on December 21, 2000
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I never ever quit a book in the middle. I feel as if there is always a chance it will get better and I hate that I wasted the time with no way of finding out the ending. This is one book I finally had to quit. It is terrible...boring and totally confusing. The characters aren't developed and the plot just sits there. Don't waste your time!
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 25, 1998
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Children living in the Houston projects were easy prey for the "Snatcher', a serial killer who grabbed young black boys, tortured them for about a week, before killing them. In the projects, The Snatcher can easily find his victims, all sharing the same profile of being lonely black lads desperately seeking attention. At least that is how FBI psychic detective Kim Desinor explains it to police detective Lucas Stonecoat, head of the local investigation.
The body count from the ghetto stalker were rising rapidly and terrorizing much of the city. The killer was getting more brazen with each corpse. Police psychiatrist Dr. Sanger was on Lucas' case for not attending required group therapy sessions. Instead, Lucas, who has plenty of personal problems to deal with, hides behind his case to avoid Dr. Sanger's sessions. Meanwhile, Lucas continues to hunt and stop a killer, who is toying with him, before someone else dies.
Robert W. Walker knows how to take his audience one step beyond the cutting edge with a mesmerizing thriller. The return of Lucas, Sanger, and others is well done and their latest case is brilliantly developed. Serial killer novels are flooding the market, but DOUBLE EDGE is superior to almost all of them. Genre fans espevcially, but anyone who relishes a terse police procedural, will find this novel a fine choice. Mr. Walker quite simply snatches the reader's mind for the entire book.

Harriet Klausner
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