By Alan Jacobson
(Norwood Press, Hardcover, 9780983626008, 453pp.)
Publication Date: July 25, 2011
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When an elderly woman is found raped and murdered in San Francisco, Vail heads west to team up with SFPD Inspector Lance Burden and her former task force colleague, Detective Roxxann Dixon. As they track the killer’s trail in and around San Francisco, the offender continues his rampage, leaving 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…and a novel that Clive Cussler calls “A powerful thriller, brilliantly conceived and written.”
*Named The Strand magazine’s #9 Best Book of the Year for 2011
Alan’s seven years of research and training with the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit, as well as his work with the DEA, US Marshals Service, SWAT and local law enforcement have helped shape the stories he tells and the diverse characters that populate his novels. His series character, FBI Profiler Karen Vail, has won praise not only from readers and reviewers, but from law enforcement personnel as well, who call Karen Vail “the type of cop you’d go through a door with.” Alan’s books have sold internationally and two are under development in Hollywood.
Alan also co-wrote a Personal Safety Booklet with FBI Profiler Mark Safarik. It’s available FREE on Alan’s website: www.AlanJacobson.com.