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Author Alan Jacobson A Note from John about Alan Jacobson: "I recently read an advance copy of THE DARKNESS OF EVIL, the 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.
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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 author 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"
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VJ Books is proud to announce that Alan Jacobson has selected Norwood Press to publish limited hardcover editions of his books starting with his novels Inmate 1577 and HARD TARGET which were released in 2012,

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.

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Dark Side of the Moon
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Dark Side of the Moon by Alan Jacobson

The Darkness of Evil
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The Lost Codex by Alan Jacobson

Spectrum
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Spectrum by Alan Jacobson

No Way Out
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No Way Out by Alan Jacobson

Hard Target
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Hard Target by Alan Jacobson

Inmate 1577
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Inmate 1577 by Alan Jacobson

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7th Victim, The | Jacobson, Alan | Signed First Edition Book 7th Victim, The | Jacobson, Alan | Signed First Edition Copy

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.

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Crush | Jacobson, Alan | First Edition Book Crush | Jacobson, Alan | First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book 2009 NY: Vanguard Press First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Crush | Jacobson, Alan | Signed First Edition Book Crush | Jacobson, Alan | Signed First Edition Copy

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.

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Dark Side of the Moon 1 | Jacobson, Alan | $30 Fanfare Pledge Dark Side of the Moon 1 | Jacobson, Alan | $30 Fanfare Pledge

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Dark Side of the Moon 3 | Jacobson, Alan | $65 Fanfare Pledge Dark Side of the Moon 3 | Jacobson, Alan | $65 Fanfare Pledge

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Dark Side of the Moon 4 | Jacobson, Alan | $175 Fanfare Pledge Dark Side of the Moon 4 | Jacobson, Alan | $175 Fanfare Pledge

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Dark Side of the Moon 5 | Jacobson, Alan | $250 Fanfare Pledge Dark Side of the Moon 5 | Jacobson, Alan | $250 Fanfare Pledge

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Dark Side of the Moon 6 | Jacobson, Alan | $500 Fanfare Pledge Dark Side of the Moon 6 | Jacobson, Alan | $500 Fanfare Pledge

Pledge $500 or more YOU HAVE GREAT TASTE: Pledge $500 and receive a special Norwood Press limited edition of DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, a signed and lettered edition, bound in 1/4 leather with marbled boards and deluxe slipcase. Additionally, you will receive the other three Norwood Press Karen Vail limited editions, SPECTRUM, NO WAY OUT and INMATE 1577 (four limited edition signed books). Retail value over $1000. (Free US Shipping)

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Dark Side of the Moon 7 | Jacobson, Alan | $700 Fanfare Pledge Dark Side of the Moon 7 | Jacobson, Alan | $700 Fanfare Pledge

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SERIOUS COLLECTOR: Pledge $700 and receive a special Norwood Press limited edition of DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, a signed and lettered edition, bound in 1/4 leather with marbled boards and deluxe slipcase. Additionally, you will receive the four Norwood Press KAREN VAIL limited editions, INMATE 1577, NO WAY OUT, SPECTRUM and THE DARKNESS OF EVIL (five limited edition signed books). Retail value over $1250. (Free US Shipping)

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Dark Side of the Moon 8 | Jacobson, Alan | $2500 Fanfare Pledge Dark Side of the Moon 8 | Jacobson, Alan | $2500 Fanfare Pledge

Pledge $2,500 or more BECOME FAMOUS: You will become a named character in Alan's next novel, due for publication in 2019*, and receive the signed FANFARE edition of DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (with your name as a supporting sponsor), and the signed and lettered limited edition of DARK SIDE OF THE MOON bound in 1/4 leather with marble boards and deluxe slipcase (2 books). - SOLD OUT (*A publishing release will be required. The choice of character is part of the creative process and at the author's discretion.) (Free US Shipping)

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Dark Side of the Moon 9 | Jacobson, Alan | $10,000 Fanfare Pledge Dark Side of the Moon 9 | Jacobson, Alan | $10,000 Fanfare Pledge

Pledge $10,000 or more FOR THE BIGGEST FAN: You will receive the signed FANFARE edition of DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (with your name as a supporting sponsor), and the signed and lettered limited edition of DARK SIDE OF TH EMOON bound in 1/4 leather with marble boards and deluxe slipcase (2 books) (Free US Shipping)
In addition you and your guest will be flown to San Francisco, California, for an all-expense paid Get-Away Weekend. This package includes US domestic airfare for 2, hotel accommodations for two-nights, airport transfers, and an elegant dinner with Alan Jacobson and Norwood Press publishers, John and Virginia.

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Darkness of Evil | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book Darkness of Evil | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book

Limited Lettered Edition.  March 2017 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.

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Darkness of Evil | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book Darkness of Evil | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book

Limited Numbered Hardcover Book. March 2017 OR: Norwood Press Limited numbered edition, numbered, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Hard Target | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book Hard Target | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book

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.

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Hard Target | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book Hard Target | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book

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.

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Hard Target | Jacobson, Alan | Signed First Edition Book Hard Target | Jacobson, Alan | Signed First Edition Copy

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.

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Inmate 1577 | Jacobson, Alan | Signed First Edition Book Inmate 1577 | Jacobson, Alan | Signed First Edition Copy

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.

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Jacobson, Alan | Lost Codex T-Shirt | Large & XL Jacobson, Alan | Lost Codex T-Shirt | Large & XL

Color-printed Large or XL adult white cotton T-Shirt with LOST CODEX jacket art

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Jacobson, Alan - No Way Out T-Shirt Jacobson, Alan | No Way Out T-Shirt

Available September 2013.  Medium, Large, or XL Adult T-Shirt with NO WAY OUT cover art on the back.

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Karen Vail Trilogy Vol. 1 w/ Slipcase: 7th Victim, Crush, Velocity | Jacobson, Alan | Signed Limited Edition Book Karen Vail Trilogy Vol. 1 w/ Slipcase: 7th Victim, Crush, Velocity | Jacobson, Alan | Signed Limited Edition Book

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.

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Karen Vail Trilogy Vol. 2 w/ Slipcase: Inmate 1577, No Way Out, Spectrum | Jacobson, Alan | Signed Limited Edition Book Karen Vail Trilogy Vol. 2 w/ Slipcase: Inmate 1577, No Way Out, Spectrum | Jacobson, Alan | Signed Limited Edition Book

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.

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Lost Codex, The | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book Lost Codex, The | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book

Limited Lettered Edition. 2015 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.

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Lost Codex, The | Jacobson, Alan | Signed Numbered LTD Edition Book Lost Codex, The | Jacobson, Alan | Signed Numbered LTD Edition Book

Limited Numbered Hardcover Book. October 2015 OR: Norwood Press   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Limited to 500 copies.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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No Way Out | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book No Way Out | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book

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"!

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No Way Out | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book No Way Out | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book

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"!

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No Way Out | Jacobson, Alan | Signed First Edition Book No Way Out | Jacobson, Alan | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 2013 NY: Norwood Press First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Kickstarter Edition. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Spectrum | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book Spectrum | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book

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.

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Spectrum | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book Spectrum | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book

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.

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Spectrum | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book Spectrum | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book

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.

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Spectrum | Jacobson, Alan | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Spectrum | Jacobson, Alan | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Signed Advance Reading Copy. 2014 NY: Open Road Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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Spectrum | Jacobson, Alan | Signed First Edition Book Spectrum | Jacobson, Alan | Signed First Edition Copy

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.

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Velocity | Jacobson, Alan | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Velocity | Jacobson, Alan | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Signed Advance Reading Copy.  October 2010 NY: Vanguard Press  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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Velocity | Jacobson, Alan | Signed First Edition Book Velocity | Jacobson, Alan | Signed First Edition Copy

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.

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Alan Jacobson Bibliography


OPSIG Team Black Series

  1. The Hunted - 2002
  2. Hard Target - 2012*
  3. The Lost Codex - 2015*
  4. Dark Side of the Moon - June 2018

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*
  7. Darkness of Evil - March 2017*

Standalone Thrillers

  • False Accusations - 1999

Short Stories

  • Fatal Twist
  • Double Take

*Also available in a Norwood Press Limited Edition


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