Inmate 1577 (Karen Vail #4)

Norwood Press, 2011 (hardcover)
Open Road (eBook)
Open Road (trade paperback)

“A powerful thriller, brilliantly conceived and written.”
–Clive Cussler, New York Times bestselling author

“Inmate 1577 is another rippin’ good ‘Alan Jacobson read’! Jacobson researches his books like a good newspaper reporter, and then pushes the envelope into reality more thoroughly than the typical crime novel could ever allow.”
–San Francisco Chronicle

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.”

Read the reviews here, and an excerpt here.

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