The Darkness of Evil (Karen Vail #7)

Norwood Press, 2017 (hardcover) Open Road (trade paperback) Open Road (eBook) The latest jaw-dropping thriller from USA Today bestselling author Alan Jacobson, featuring esteemed FBI profiler Karen Vail, on the hunt for an escaped serial killer… Jasmine Marcks was a...

The Lost Codex (OPSIG Team Black #3)

Two ancient and priceless biblical documents hold revelations that could change the world as we know it…
In 930 CE, a revered group of scholars pen the first sanctioned Bible, planting the seed from which other major religions will grow. But in 1953, half the manuscript goes missing while being transported from Syria. Around the same time, in the foothills of the Dead Sea, an ancient scroll is discovered—and promptly stolen. Six decades later, both parchments stand at the heart of a geopolitical battle between foreign governments and radical extremists, threatening the lives of millions. With the American homeland under siege, the president turns to a team of uniquely trained covert operatives that includes FBI profiler Karen Vail, Special Forces veteran Hector DeSantos, and FBI terrorism expert Aaron Uziel. Their mission: find the stolen documents and capture—or kill—those responsible for unleashing a coordinated and unprecedented attack on US soil. Set in Washington, DC, New York, Paris, England, and Israel, The Lost Codex has been called “a masterwork of international suspense” and “an outstanding novel” by Douglas Preston and “brilliant” by Jeffery Deaver.

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Spectrum (Karen Vail #6)

It’s 1995, the NYPD has just graduated a promising new patrol officer named Karen Vail—and the rookie cop is immediately put to the test: A young woman has been murdered. There are no forensics. No witnesses. And the manner in which she was killed is unlike anything the department has seen before.

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No Way Out (Karen Vail #5)

When an exclusive London art gallery is bombed, renowned FBI Profiler Karen Vail is dispatched to England to assist with the investigation. But what she finds there—a plot to destroy a controversial, recently unearthed 440-year-old manuscript—turns into something much larger, and a whole lot more dangerous, for the United Kingdom, the United States—and herself.

With his trademark spirited dialogue, page-turning scenes, and well-drawn characters, National Bestselling author Alan Jacobson (“My kind of writer,” per Michael Connelly) has once again crafted an intelligent, twisting thriller destined to be talked about long after the last page is turned.

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Inmate 1577 (Karen Vail #4)

When an elderly woman is raped and murdered, Karen Vail heads west to team up with Inspector Lance Burden and Detective Roxxann Dixon. As they follow the killer’s trail in and around San Francisco, the offender leaves behind clues that ultimately lead them to the most unlikely of places, a mysterious island ripped from city lore whose long-buried, decades-old secrets hold the key to their case: Alcatraz. The Rock.

It’s a case that has more twists and turns than the famed Lombard Street. The legendary Clive Cussler called Inmate 1577 “a powerful thriller, brilliantly conceived and written.”

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Velocity (Karen Vail #3)

Velocity, the third novel featuring FBI Profiler Karen Vail (after Crush), is a high octane thriller that Michael Connelly describes as “Relentless as a bullet.” In keeping with Alan Jacobson’s page-turning style, Velocity is a memorable work with rich, believable characters and an intricately plotted story that’s well-researched and fitting for today’s times. It’s more than a novel. It’s a mind-bending emotional roller coaster…

A new killer is on the loose, seemingly related to the one Vail encountered in Crush. But this killer turns out to be like quicksand, pulling her deeper into a world she’s never before experienced…forcing her to face off against foes more dangerous than any she’s ever encountered.

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Hard Target (OPSIG Team Black #2)

An enigmatic covert operative. A skilled FBI agent with a dark past. And a terror plot unlike any in history.  An explosion pulverizes the president-elect’s helicopter on Election Night. It soon becomes clear that the group behind the assassination attempt possesses far greater reach than the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force has yet encountered – and a plot so deeply interwoven in the country’s fabric that it threatens to upend America’s political system. Hailed by thriller master Vince Flynn as “a smart, complex novel that explodes from the page,” and by Lee Child as “a terrific thriller” that’s “fast, hard, and intelligent.”

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Crush (Karen Vail #2)

Ordered to take time off after a shooting in front of the White House, FBI Profiler Karen Vail travels to the Napa Valley for R&R. But hours after arriving, she stumbles upon a dead body in the deepest reaches of an exclusive wine cave. Convinced that the victim is the work of a serial killer, Vail offers her profiling skills to the local sheriff’s department. Adding her to the Major Crimes Task Force, however, has an unintended consequence: it raises the ire of the Crush Killer, and things spin out of control, resulting in a rousing climax that has dire consequences for Vail and her colleagues. New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry calls Crush an “Action-packed story (with) plenty of bark and bite, sizzle and emotion…a tangled tale of delightful intrigue. Well done.”

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The 7th Victim (Karen Vail #1)

In FBI Profiler Karen Vail’s debut novel, Vail battles the Dead Eyes killer–and personal demons–in the profiling unit’s backyard. Vail discovers that the seventh victim holds the key to all that stirs this killer…the key that unlocks secrets too painful for Vail to bear, secrets that threaten to destroy her career. For Vail, the truth lies at the heart of a lie. Meticulously researched over seven years with the FBI profiling unit, The 7th Victim is packed with twists and turns–and a shockeroo ending you won’t see coming. Real-life FBI profiling legend Robert Ressler said that “The 7th Victim redefines the genre…with dead-on accuracy. Alan Jacobson has not only written a gripping, twisting thriller, he’s created a must-read book.”

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Crush-Velocity bundle (Vail #2, 3)

Crush and Velocity, two books originally intended to be one (800 page) novel, are now reunited, as national bestselling author Alan Jacobson originally intended when he conceived of the groundbreaking story. Researched meticulously with over three dozen experts in multiple disciplines and with government access that required clearance from a congressional subcommittee, Crush and Velocity take you behind closed doors into a world most people do not know exists. Both Crush and Velocity were optioned by Hollywood, and Velocity was named one of the “Top 5 Best Books of the Year” by Library Journal.

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The Hunted (OPSIG Team Black #1)

How well do you know the one you love? And how far would you go to find out?

Lauren Chambers’ husband Michael mysteriously disappears–but as she searches for him, she discovers Michael’s hidden past involving the FBI, international assassins–and government secrets that some will go to great lengths to keep hidden.

As The Hunted hurtles toward a conclusion mined with turn-on-a-dime twists, no one is who he appears to be and nothing is as it seems.
Blockbuster thriller master David Baldacci called The Hunted “A classic cat-and-mouse with enough twists to enthrall even the most veteran thriller reader.”

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False Accusations

Are you really innocent until proven guilty? Dr. Phillip Madison has everything: wealth, power, and an impeccable reputation. But in the pre-dawn hours of a quiet California suburb, the surgeon is charged with double homicide. Blood evidence has brought the police to his door. An eyewitness has placed him at the crime scene and Madison has no alibi. With his family torn apart, his career forever damaged, no way to prove his innocence and facing life in prison, investigator Ryan Chandler searches for the person who engineered the case against him. But nothing could prepare Madison–or Chandler–for what he discovers.

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