A Note from John: "I recently read an advance copy of THE DARKNESS OF EVIL, the upcoming Karen Vail novel by Alan Jacobson. It tells the story of Roscoe Lee Marcks, one of history’s most notorious serial killers, who sits in a maximum-security prison serving a life sentence—until he stages a brutal and well-executed escape. Although the US Marshals Service’s fugitive task force enlists the help of FBI profiler Karen Vail to launch a no-holds-barred manhunt, the savvy and elusive Marcks has other plans—which include killing his own daughter. As the pressure builds to catch Marcks, Vail turns to the retired profiling legend responsible for Marcks’s original capture, who may just hold the key to stopping him.
“John Sandford compares THE DARKNESS OF EVIL to THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, calling it “smoothly written, intricately plotted,” and “impressive,” while fellow New York Times bestseller Phillip Margolin says THE DARKNESS OF EVIL is “slick” and “full of very clever twists. Karen Vail is one tough heroine!”
I continue to be impressed with Alan’s tightly written, meticulously researched stories. His writing is tight and his plots deliver anticipation and suspense at every turn. Karen Vail is a complex, enduring character, with a supporting cast that is second to none.
VJ Books is proud to announce that Alan Jacobson has once again selected Norwood Press to publish the limited hardcover release of this exciting new title. THE DARKNESS OF EVIL is the sixth Norwood Press publication that began with the 2011 release of INMATE 1577, followed by HARD TARGET (2012), NO WAY OUT (2013), SPECTRUM (2014) and last year’s celebrated release of THE LOST CODEX.
THE DARKNESS OF EVIL is scheduled for release on March 3, 2017, and we will be launching a FANFARE crowd funding campaign for this project after the first of the year."
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.