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The Lost Girl

Amy Robbins suffers a tragedy no woman should endure when her husband and daughter are killed in a tragic accident. The Stanford law partner’s life spirals downward as she loses her career, her life savings, and the will to live. But while biding time in a dead-end job, she stumbles onto something that lays bare a disturbing truth at the heart of a tragic lie. Trouble is, someone stands in her way: fixer Mickey Keller.

“Alan Jacobson expertly ratchets up the tension and shows us that the most courageous heroes are those with everything to lose.”

Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of
Rizzoli & Isles

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.

The Karen Vail series | Alan Jacobson

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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Alan Jacobson

Meet Alan Jacobson

I’m often fascinated by how and why things happen—and how chance meetings and random occurrences, years later, can have an enormous impact on one’s life. There are many such examples to choose from, but I’ll share two with you because of the impact they had on my writing career.
No Way Out trailer

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-limits places Alan visited during the course of his research.

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The 7th Victim trailer

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

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

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

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. Check out Alan's other book trailers and author interviews,...

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Recent Books by Alan Jacobson

The Darkness of Evil | A new novel by Alan Jacobson

The Darkness of Evil (Karen Vail #7)

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 …
Spectrum, a book by Alan Jacobson

Spectrum (Karen Vail #6)

Authoritative, compelling and crisp, Spectrum moves with a velocity that seems to make the pages turn themselves.
The Lost Codex | A novel by Alan Jacobson

The Lost Codex (OPSIG Team Black #3)

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 …”
No Way Out | A novel by Alan Jacobson

No Way Out (Karen Vail #5)

“Jacobson mixes rocket-paced suspense with fascinating history in this thrill ride of a book.”
Hard Target | A novel by Alan Jacobson

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.
Innmate 1577 | A Novel by ALan Jacobson

Inmate 1577 (Karen Vail #4)

“Inmate 1577 is another rippin’ good ‘Alan Jacobson read’! Jacobson researches his books like a good newspaper reporter, and then pushes the envelope …”

Stand alone thrillers and short stories

False Accusations | A stand alone thriller by Alan Jacobson

False Accusations

“Alan Jacobson has crafted a riveting story with a truly frightening villainess. This is a terrific book!”
John Saul, New York Times bestselling author
Double Take | A stand alone Short Story by Alan Jacobson

Double Take

“Alan Jacobson writes with a sure hand, a strong voice, and a fine eye for detail.”
– Ridley Pearson, New York Times bestselling author
Fatal Twist | A stand alone Short Story by Alan Jacobson

Fatal Twist

“Karen Vail is a knockout, tough and brilliant.”
– Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author & creator of Rizzolli & Isles TV series