Karen Vail Series
Karen Vail is no ordinary FBI agent.
She’s a profiler, brought to life by Alan Jacobson’s seven years of unprecedented access to, and research with, the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit. The Karen Vail series has been raved about by reviewers, readers, law enforcement officers of all stripes, real FBI profilers…and even one of the legendary founding fathers of the Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico.
OPSIG Team Black Series Novels
America’s safety is on the line!
Missions the United States government cannot sanction–or acknowledge–fall under the purview of OPSIG, the Operations Support Intelligence Group, run out of a secret office in the basement of the Pentagon.
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Karen Vail returns in Crush, which brings the esteemed profiler to the Napa Valley. Join Alan as he introduces us to the second Vail installment while on location where the novel takes place: the Napa County Sheriff’s Department, the county morgue, the wineries that appear in Crush—and the wine cave where one of the victims is found…read more
Watch the book trailer for Inmate 1577, the fourth novel in the Karen Vail series, featuring photos and videos from Alcatraz and San Francisco. ***** click on image to view video ***** Check out Alan's other book trailers and author interviews, including four with FBI...read more
Alan sat down with Author Magazine in Seattle after the launch of The 7th Victim. In this interview, he provides tips for aspiring writers, some background on his writing method, and the creative process. ***** click on image to view video ***** Check out Alan's other...read more
FBI profiler Mark Safarik interviews Alan Jacobson about the Karen Vail novels, where the idea behind the Crush killer came from, the research he did with the "real" Karen Vail, SSA Mary Ellen O'Toole, and more. Watch part two below: Watch part three of the Mark...read more
In part three, Mark and Alan talk personal safety—and how to get their free eBook on staying safe. Mark then slips on his FBI hat...and Agent Safarik talks profiling—behavioral crime analysis—what it is, how it works, and what it is not. He dispels some...read more
In part four of the interview between FBI Profiler Mark Safarik and Author Alan Jacobson, Mark talks about what it's like sitting across the table from a serial killer. He also explains his work with the Vidocq Society and Forensic Behavioral Services International....read more
Recent Books by Alan Jacobson
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 …
From the first page, you know you’re in the hands of a storyteller at the top of his game: The Lost Codex has nonstop action, living-breathing characters, rich detail …”