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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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No Way Out
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No Way Out by Alan Jacobson

Hard Target
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Red Death 7 | Jacobson, Alan | Signed First Edition Copy Jacobson, Alan | Red Death | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed and Numbered Hardcover Book. September 2020 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.

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Red Death 10 | Jacobson, Alan | $10000 Fanfare Pledge Jacobson, Alan | Red Death 10 | $10,000 Fanfare Pledge

FOR THE BIGGEST FAN: The one lucky individual pledging $10,000 or more will receive an all-expense paid trip for two to San Francisco* where you will have a special dinner with the author, Alan Jacobson and Norwood Press publishers John Hutchinson and Virginia Lenneville.

You will also receive the signed hardcover FANFARE edition of RED DEATH by Alan Jacobson, with your name listed in the book as a supporting sponsor, and a deluxe leather bound/slip-cased/lettered edition of RED DEATH. (Free US shipping)
*includes domestic airfare for two, two nights lodging in a first class Bay area hotel (subject to restrictions and timing as determined by CDC advisories)

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Red Death 9 | Jacobson, Alan | $2500 Fanfare Pledge Jacobson, Alan | Red Death 9 | $2,500 Fanfare Pledge

BECOME FAMOUS: By pledging $2500 or more you will receive the signed hardcover FANFARE edition of RED DEATH by Alan Jacobson, with your name listed in the book as a supporting sponsor, a deluxe leather bound/slip-cased/lettered edition of RED DEATH, and have your name appear as a character in a future Alan Jacobson novel. (Free US shipping)


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Red Death 8 | Jacobson, Alan | $750 Fanfare Pledge Jacobson, Alan | Red Death 8 | $750 Fanfare Pledge

A LIMITED VARIETY: Those pledging $750 or more receive a deluxe leather bound/slip-cased/lettered edition of RED DEATH, and a choice of four of the following Norwood Press limited editions: INMATE 1577, SPECTRUM, HARD TARGET, NO WAY OUT, THE LOST CODEX , DARKNESS OF EVIL or DARK SIDE OF THE MOON. (Free US shipping)

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Red Death 7 | Jacobson, Alan | $500 Fanfare Pledge Jacobson, Alan | Red Death 7 | $500 Fanfare Pledge

YOU HAVE GREAT TASTE: Those pledging $500 or more receive a deluxe leather bound/slip-cased/lettered edition of RED DEATH, and your choice of two following Norwood Press limited editions: INMATE 1577, SPECTRUM, HARD TARGET, NO WAY OUT , THE LOST CODEX , DARKNESS OF EVIL or DARK SIDE OF THE MOON. (Free US shipping)

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Red Death 6 | Jacobson, Alan | $250 Fanfare Pledge Jacobson, Alan | Red Death 6 | $250 Fanfare Pledge

A SPECIAL BINDING: By pledging $250 or more you will receive the signed hardcover FANFARE edition of RED DEATH by Alan Jacobson, with your name listed in the book as a supporting sponsor, and a deluxe leather bound/slip-cased/lettered edition of RED DEATH, and your choice of one of the following Norwood Press limited editions: INMATE 1577, SPECTRUM, HARD TARGET, NO WAY OUT , THE LOST CODEX , DARKNESS OF EVIL or DARK SIDE OF THE MOON. (Free US shipping)

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Red Death 5 | Jacobson, Alan | $175 Fanfare Pledge Jacobson, Alan | Red Death 5 | $175 Fanfare Pledge

ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT!: By pledging $175 or more your will receive the signed hardcover FANFARE edition of RED DEATH by Alan Jacobson, with your name listed in the book as a supporting sponsor, and all the following Signed Norwood Press editions: INMATE 1577, SPECTRUM, HARD TARGET, NO WAY OUT, THE LOST CODEX, DARKNESS OF EVIL and DARK SIDE OF THE MOON. (All eight Norwood Press editions!) (Free US shipping)

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Red Death 4 | Jacobson, Alan | $65 Fanfare Pledge Jacobson, Alan | Red Death 4 | $65 Fanfare Pledge

TWO FOR YOU: By pledging $65 or more you will receive the signed hardcover FANFARE edition of RED DEATH by Alan Jacobson, with your name listed in the book as a supporting sponsor, and a choice of one of the following Norwood Press editions: INMATE 1577, SPECTRUM, HARD TARGET, NO WAY OUT , THE LOST CODEX , DARKNESS OF EVIL or DARK SIDE OF THE MOON. (Free US shipping)

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Red Death 3 | Jacobson, Alan | $40 Fanfare Pledge Jacobson, Alan | Red Death 3 | $40 Fanfare Pledge

READ WHAT YOU WANT: Backers pledging $40 or more will receive the signed hardcover FANFARE edition of RED DEATH by Alan Jacobson, with their name listed in the book as a supporting sponsor. (Free US shipping)

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Red Death 2 | Jacobson, Alan | $35 Fanfare Pledge Jacobson, Alan | Red Death 2 | $35 Fanfare Pledge

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: The first 100 backers pledging $35 receive the signed hardcover FANFARE edition of RED DEATH by Alan Jacobson, with their name listed in the book as a supporting sponsor. As a bonus for those who pledge early they will receive absolutely free a signed 1st edition copy of the first Karen Vail novel published by Norwood Press, INMATE 1577. (Free US shipping)

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Red Death 1 | Jacobson, Alan | $20 Fanfare Pledge Jacobson, Alan | Red Death 1 | $20 Fanfare Pledge

JACOBSON TEASER: The first 100 backers pledging $20 or more will receive an author signed hardcover of the first Karen Vail novel published by Norwood Press, INMATE 1577. A great way to meet Karen Vail! (Free US shipping)

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Jacobson, Alan | Lost Codex T-Shirt | Large & XL Lost Codex T-Shirt | Jacobson, Alan | 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 No Way Out T-Shirt | Jacobson, Alan |

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

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7th Victim, The | Jacobson, Alan | Signed First Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | 7th Victim, The | 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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Velocity | Jacobson, Alan | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Jacobson, Alan | Velocity | 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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Inmate 1577 | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | Inmate 1577 | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book

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.

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Hard Target | Jacobson, Alan | Signed First Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | Hard Target | 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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Hard Target | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | Hard Target | 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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No Way Out | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | No Way Out | 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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The Karen Vail Trilogy Vol. 1 w/ Slipcase: 7th Victim, Crush, Velocity by Alan Jacobson | Signed Limited Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | Karen Vail Trilogy Vol. 1 w/ Slipcase: 7th Victim, Crush, Velocity | 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 Jacobson, Alan | Karen Vail Trilogy Vol. 2 w/ Slipcase: Inmate 1577, No Way Out, Spectrum | 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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Spectrum | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | Spectrum | 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 by Alan Jacobson | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | Spectrum | 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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No Way Out by Alan Jacobson | Signed First Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | No Way Out | 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 Book - Advance Reading Copy Jacobson, Alan | Spectrum | 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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The Lost Codex by Alan Jacobson | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | Lost Codex, The | 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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Spectrum by Alan Jacobson | Signed First Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | Spectrum | 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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No Way Out | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | No Way Out | 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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Hard Target | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | Hard Target | 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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Spectrum | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | Spectrum | 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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Darkness of Evil | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | Darkness of Evil | 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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Crush | Jacobson, Alan | First Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | Crush | 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 Jacobson, Alan | Crush | 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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Darkness of Evil | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | Darkness of Evil | 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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Dark Side of the Moon | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | Dark Side of the Moon | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book

Limited Lettered Edition.  June 2018 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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Inmate 1577 | Jacobson, Alan | Signed First Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | Inmate 1577 | 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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Dark Side of the Moon | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | Dark Side of the Moon | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book

Limited Numbered Hardcover Book. June 2018 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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The Lost Codex by Alan Jacobson | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | Lost Codex, The | 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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YouTube Videos

Meet Alan Jacobson

The Lost Codex Launch

Unboxing The Lost Codex

No Way Out Video

Inmate 1577 Video

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BlogTalkRadio Interviews

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Click Here to Listen to Alan Jacobson Talk about "The Darkness of Evil"

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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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