The Darkness of Evil

(Karen Vail Series #7)

Norwood Press, 2017 (hardcover)
Open Road (trade paperback)
Open Road (eBook)

“Smoothly written and intricately plotted. Like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Jacobson lays bare the malevolence that lurks in the human heart. An impressive read.” —John Sandford, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“The Darkness of Evil is a slick, fast read full of very clever twists. Karen Vail is one tough heroine!” —Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author of Violent Crimes

NAMED BEST NOVEL OF THE YEAR by Just Reviews/MJ Magazine

“[A] beautifully layered…brisk, suspense-filled ride.” —Resident Magazine/Books du Jour

“Our old friend, FBI profiler Karen Vail, returns in the pulse-pounding The Darkness of Evil that finds Alan Jacobson channeling his inner Thomas Harris… The Darkness of Evil [is] his biggest and most ambitious yet.” —Providence Sunday Journal

“Jacobson stages some mighty scenes, like a SWAT-team attack on a killer’s redoubt and a truly terrifying home invasion…A right-good thriller [with] top-level action.” —Booklist

“The journey is filled with many twists and new mysteries…making for another great thriller/mystery. If you doubted evil exists on this earth, simply read The Darkness of Evil to disabuse yourself.” —New York Journal of Books

“Great characters, suspense, and stellar writing make this one a classic in FBI crime literature.” —Suspense Magazine

“A powerfully intense psychological thriller with a gripping, complex plot. It is sharply written with lively dialog, well-devised characters and page-turning scenes. A myriad of twists and turns leads to a powerful—and shocking!—conclusion. I am always pleased when an author can surprise me, and Alan Jacobson did just that.” —Fresh Fiction

“Law enforcement procedures and profiling details elevate the story, as does the matching of the insightful Karen Vail against the intelligent Roscoe Lee Marcks.” —Publisher’s Weekly

The Darkness of Evil ” is chock full of twists and turns amid dramatic and skillfully plotted scenes that draw the reader in and tug at the emotions. Despite the swift-moving plot and ratcheting tension, the novel is not without the trademark Jacobson-infused Karen Vail brand of humor…The Darkness of Evil is addictive reading, with more twists than a Chubby Checker album, by a master storyteller at the top of his game.” —Strand Magazine

“Alan Jacobson delivers another page turner packed with pulsating suspense. Special Agent Vail once again proves to be an intrepid and unrelenting investigator that you can’t help but route for…If you enjoy great character development and a plot that moves with jet speed, then this novel and the entire Karen Vail series is for you. Jacobson created a powerful character in Special Agent Vail, and you’ll appreciate her no nonsense, high-octane, intuitive approach to investigating violent crime. I’d recommend reading the entire series and becoming a loyal Karen Vail fan.” —The 1811, Federal Law Enforcement Officer’s Association

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