Check out Alan’s book trailers and TV interviews, or grab some popcorn while Alan and FBI Profiler Mark Safarik interrogate one another. There’s even a trailer for Agent Safarik’s TV series, Killer Instinct.

​Martini Productions Interview

Host Jessica Mazo of Martini Productions interviews Alan Jacobson at ThrillerFest about his two series, the OPSIG Team Black novels and the FBI profiler Karen Vail books—and the close quarters combat training he did in the Phoenix desert with Chris Kyle’s Craft International.

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Books du Jour PBS NYC interview

Alan sits down with PBS’ Books du Jour host Frederic Colier to discuss the sixth Karen Vail novel, Spectrum, why he chose to take us back in time to Vail’s first day on the job with the NYPD as a beat cop—and his 9/11 dilemma.

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Book Case TV interview

Alan talks with Book Case TV’s Frederic Colier about No Way Out, how he found himself face to face with a real FBI profiler more than two decades years ago, and how that profiler became instrumental in helping him shape all of the Vail novels.

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No Way Out trailer

FBI Profiler Karen Vail returns in her fifth adventure, No Way Out, a high-stakes thriller set in England. Join Alan on location in London as he brings Karen Vail to your doorstep and touches on some of the problems Vail faces assimilating to the British culture—and the off-limit places Alan visited while researching the novel.

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The 7th Victim trailer

Alan gives us insight into the mind of Karen Vail, the baggage she must deal with, and the challenges she faces with the Dead Eyes killer.

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Crush trailer

​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…

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Inmate 1577 trailer

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...

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Author Magazine interview

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...

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FBI Profiler Mark Safarik & Author Alan Jacobson (Part 2)

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...

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FBI Profiler Mark Safarik & Author Alan Jacobson (Part 4)

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....

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