Amid Hawaii’s idyllic paradise, middle-aged women are dying under suspicious circumstances. The medical examiner has found nothing that suggests anything other than natural causes, but Honolulu Detective Adam Russell isn’t buying it. He requests the assistance of FBI Profiler Karen Vail, who concludes that a highly efficient and elusive offender is at work. But how do you catch a killer who doesn’t appear to come into contact with his victims? “A unique and imaginative plot” (Catherine Coulter).
Rare Bird Books, 2018 (trade paperback, eBook)Brilliance Audio, 2019 (audiobook) It’s no secret that authors have a love-hate relationship with Hollywood. The oft-repeated cliché that “the book was better than the movie” holds true for more reasons than the average...
Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books, 1999 (hardcover) Smith Cabot (trade paperback) Open Road (eBook) 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...
In 1972, Apollo 17 returned from the Moon with 200 pounds of rock—including something more dangerous than they could have imagined. For decades, the military concealed the crew’s discovery. But it’s a secret no more—and it sits at the heart of a multi-country conflict…with dire ramifications.
Jasmine Marcks was a teenager when she discovered her father was a killer…the strip of bloody duct tape, the bloodstain on his shirt, the long nights away from home. Marcks killed fourteen people before he was finally put in chains. But as renowned FBI profiler Karen Vail soon learns, Marcks’s reign of terror is not over. After writing a book about growing up the daughter of a serial killer, Marcks breaks out of prison. Karen Vail must call on a legendary retired profiler to help find Marcks—and keep Jasmine alive.
Two ancient 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.
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. The offender shows no signs of stopping, however, and over the ensuing 19 years, the case that becomes known as “Hades” takes many unexpected twists and turns—as does Vail’s career. Spectrum is a terrific entry into the award-winning, long-running series.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.”