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VJ Books Features Alan Jacobson!

Alan Jacobson is the National Bestselling Author of several critically acclaimed thrillers. Alan's two decades of research and training with the FBI’s profiling unit, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the US Marshals Service, Scotland Yard, SWAT, and branches of the US military have helped shape the stories he tells and the characters that populate his novels. The San Francisco Chronicle stated that “Alan Jacobson researches his books like a good newspaper reporter, and then pushes the envelope into reality more thoroughly than the typical crime novel could ever allow.”

Alan’s novels have made numerous “Top 10 Best Books of the Year” lists and five have been optioned by Hollywood. His main series character, FBI Profiler Karen Vail, was culled from several years of work with the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit and tracks unintentionally closely to the real female FBI profiler, with whom Alan has worked for more than fifteen years. Karen Vail has been described as “My kind of hero” by Michael Connelly and as “tough, smart, funny, and very believable” by Nelson DeMille."

In 2014, Suspense Magazine named Spectrum “One of the Year’s Best” novels.

Exciting News! Alan recently announced the launch of a new series: the OPSIG Team Black novels featuring Karen Vail, Aaron "Uzi" Uziel, and Hector DeSantos. Their mission is to carry out "black" missions to keep America safe from foreign assassins, rogue governments, terror attacks, and other national security threats.

Alan Jacobson Book List
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Spectrum
Signed Limited Ed.

Spectrum by Alan Jacobson

No Way Out
Signed Limited Ed.

No Way Out by Alan Jacobson

Hard Target
Signed First Edition

Hard Target by Alan Jacobson

Inmate 1577
Signed First Edition

Inmate 1577 by Alan Jacobson

Velocity
Signed First Edition

Velocity by Alan Jacobson

Crush
Signed First Edition

Crush by Alan Jacobson
Suspense Magazine has named "Spectrum" to their "Best of 2014" List Alan Jacobson's new Karen Vail thriller, Spectrum, now 84% funded Goodreads Book Giveaway - Chance to win a free copy of Alan Jacobson's Inmate 1577!
Spectrum Named to Suspense Magazine's Best of 2014 List
Alan Jacobson and Norwood Press Kickstarter Campaign to publish Spectrum now funded at 84%.
Goodreads Giveaway - Win a free copy of Alan Jacobson's Inmate 1577!
Norwood Press to Publish Thriller Spectrum by Award-Winning Author Alan Jacobson Alan Jacobson Update Library Journal Review of No Way Out by Alan Jacobson
Norwood Press to Publish Thriller Spectrum by Award-Winning Author Alan Jacobson (April 26, 2014) (April 26, 2014)
Alan Jacobson Update (Nov. 18, 2013)
Library Journal Review of No Way Out by Alan Jacobson (October 1st, 2013)
Update From Alan Jacobson Bestselling Author Alan Jacobson's Inmate 1577 is up for Thriller of the Year Award New Video! Author Alan Jacobson talks about Inmate 1577 and Alcatraz
Update From Alan Jacobson (July 12th, 2013)
Alan Jacobson's Karen Vail thriller Inmate 1577 up for Thriller of the Year Award
Alan shares photos of his visit to Alcatraz and talks about his research for Inmate 1577
Alan Jacobson and Norwood Press Alan Jacobson Update
Karen Vail Trilogy

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Jacobson, Alan - 7th Victim, The (Signed First Edition)
Jacobson, Alan | 7th Victim, The | Signed First Edition Book
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Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2008 NY: Perseus Publishing  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.
Jacobson, Alan - Crush (Signed First Edition)
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Author Signed Hardcover Book.  September 2009 NY: Vanguard Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.
Jacobson, Alan - Hard Target (Limited, Lettered)
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Limited Lettered Edition.  July 2012 OR: Norwood Press  Limited lettered edition, signed by Alan Jacobson, lettered A-Z, bound in 1/4 leather with marbled boards, housed in a custom slipcase.
Jacobson, Alan - Hard Target (Signed LTD, Numbered)
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Limited Numbered Hardcover Book. July 2012 OR: Norwood Press Limited numbered edition, numbered, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Limited to one of 500.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.
Jacobson, Alan - Hard Target (Signed First Edition)
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Author Signed Hardcover Book. July 2012 OR: Norwood Press First edition, numbered, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.
Jacobson, Alan - Inmate 1577 (Limited, Numbered)
Jacobson, Alan | Inmate 1577 | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book
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Limited Edition Hardcover Book.  July 2011 OR: Norwood Press  Limited Numbered Edition, hand signed by Alan Jacobson. Numbered editions are numbered 1-100, in custom slipcase.
Jacobson, Alan - Inmate 1577 (Signed First Edition)
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Author Signed Hardcover Book. July 2011 OR: Norwood Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.
Jacobson, Alan - No Way Out (Limited, Lettered)
Jacobson, Alan | No Way Out | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book
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Limited Lettered Edition. September 2013 OR: Norwood Press Limited Lettered edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in 1/4 leather, marble boards and deluxe slipcase, signed and dedicated to the sponsor by the author.  Limited to one of 26 copies.   A Suspense Magazine "Best Book of 2013"!
Jacobson, Alan - No Way Out (Limited, Numbered)
Jacobson, Alan | No Way Out | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book
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Author Signed and Numbered Hardcover Book. September 2013 OR: Norwood Press Limited numbered edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed and numbered by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover. Limited to one of 500 copies.   A Suspense Magazine "Best Book of 2013"!
Jacobson, Alan - No Way Out T-Shirt
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Available September 2013.  Medium, Large, or XL Adult T-Shirt with NO WAY OUT cover art on the back.
Jacobson, Alan - Spectrum (Limited, Lettered)son, Alan - Hard Target (Limited, Lettered)
Jacobson, Alan | Spectrum | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book
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Limited Lettered Edition.  August 2014 OR: Norwood Press  Limited lettered edition, signed by Alan Jacobson, lettered A-Z, bound in 1/4 leather with marbled boards, housed in a custom slipcase.
Jacobson, Alan - Spectrum (Signed LTD, Numbered)
Jacobson, Alan | Spectrum | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book
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Limited Numbered Hardcover Book. August 2014 OR: Norwood Press Limited numbered edition, numbered, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Limited to one of 500.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.
Jacobson, Alan - Spectrum (Signed LTD, Numbered)
Jacobson, Alan | Spectrum | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book
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Limited Numbered Hardcover Book Dedicated to Sponsors. September 2014 OR: Norwood Press Limited numbered edition, numbered, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Extremely limited edition with dedication page with names of Kickstarter sponsors.
Jacobson, Alan - Spectrum (Signed LTD, Numbered)
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Limited Numbered Hardcover Book. August 2014 OR: Norwood Press   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.
Jacobson, Alan - The Karen Vail Trilogy Vol. 1 w/ Slipcase: 7th Victim, Crush, Velocity (Signed First Edition LTD)
Jacobson, Alan | The Karen Vail Trilogy Vol. 1 w/ Slipcase: 7th Victim, Crush, Velocity | Signed Limited Edition Book
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Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2008-2010 NY: Vanguard Press  The Karen Vail Trilogy Volume 1. by Alan Jacobson, first editions, first printings, mint, new/unread in flawless dust jackets, in a triple-wide foil-stamped slipcase, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover. Limited Edition.
Jacobson, Alan - The Karen Vail Trilogy Vol. 2 w/ Slipcase: Inmate 1577, No Way Out, Spectrum (Signed First Edition LTD)
Jacobson, Alan | The Karen Vail Trilogy Vol. 2 w/ Slipcase: Inmate 1577, No Way Out, Spectrum | Signed Limited Edition Book
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Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2011-2014 NY: Norwood Press  The Karen Vail Trilogy Volume 2. by Alan Jacobson, first editions, first printings, mint, new/unread in flawless dust jackets, in a triple-wide foil-stamped slipcase, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover. Limited Edition.
Jacobson, Alan - Velocity (Signed ARC)
Jacobson, Alan | Velocity | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy
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Signed Advance Reading Copy.  October 2010 NY: Vanguard Press  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wraps, signed by the author.
Jacobson, Alan - Velocity (Signed First Edition)
Jacobson, Alan | Velocity | Signed First Edition Book
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Author Signed Hardcover Book.  October 2010 NY: Vanguard Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.
Jacobson, Alan - Velocity (Signed First Edition)
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Author Signed Hardcover Book.  October 2010 NY: Vanguard Press  First edition, first printing, near-fine (bumped upper corners) in a near-fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.
   
 

Alan Jacobson Bibliography


OPSIG Team Black Series

  1. The Hunted - 2002
  2. Hard Target - 2012
  3. The Lost Codex - November 2015 (Trade Paperback Editon)

Karen Vail Series

  1. The 7th Victim - 2008
  2. Crush - 2009
  3. Velocity - 2010
  4. Inmate 1577 - 2012
  5. No Way Out - 2013
  6. Spectrum - 2014

Standalone Thrillers
  • False Acccusations - 1999

Short Stories
  • Fatal Twist
  • Double Take

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