I also heard about the other bounty hunter guy (who's name escapes me), the one who is so good that no vampire, even elders stand a chance against him... and the vampire elders never track his sorry mortal ass down and kill him for killing so many of their kind? Talk about suspension of disbelief!
Who, as far as I'm concerned, is the best character in the series after Anita goes all Blood Doll Babylon. Not because he's particularly deep or well-written or anything, goodness no, just because he's one of the few characters in the series who stays in character
. Where everyone else is breaking off into these wildly wtf caricatures of themselves or just completely fracturing everything about who they were to become something completely different (note, that's not character development; that's character assassination), Edward is still Edward.
I suspect the big bads of vampire kind don't hunt Edward down and tear him apart because, "Death" nickname or not, he's still just a dude. If he ever tried for one of the vamps on Anita's tier of drama they'd slice and dice his ass from across the room before he could fire a second shot. He's not a threat to them, and he's not interesting enough to get their attention, so they don't give a crap.
Alternatively, they might just have a hard time finding him. He does have something like at least 3 aliases that Anita knows about, an entire second life as "Ted" the bounty hunter disconnected from his Edward persona, etc., which might also tie back into his not being interesting enough to be worth the effort of tracking down.
Or, even more likely, he's just not as good as his hype. Anita talks him up like he's a god of war, but whenever we actually see
him in action, he tends to get his ass handed to him. I mean yeah, he'll set a bunch of dudes on fire and cut some in half first, but usually somebody (most of the time Anita) ends up saving his ass by the end. He's good, but I don't think he's good enough to merit the elders' notice.