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Author Alan Jacobson Alan Jacobson is an award-winning and bestselling author of numerous mystery, suspense, thriller, and action novels most notably the Karen Vail novels and the OPSIG Team Black series. His novels have made numerous "Top 10 Best Books of the Year" lists and five have been optioned by Hollywood.

His latest novel, The Lost Girl begins a brand new series in which FBI Agent Loren Ryder—squares off against fixer Mickey Keller after he attempts to take any hope for a return to a normal life from her sister-in-law who suffered the tragic loss of her husband and young daughter in a deadly accident. In the words of Rizzoli and Isles’ creator Tess Gerritsen, “Jacobson expertly ratchets up the tension and shows us that the most courageous heroes are those with everything to lose.”

Jacobson'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. His debut novel False Accusations, was a product of what he’d learned in a blood splatter class he audited at the California DOJ’s Criminalists Institute. 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. 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."

Jacobson did not set out to become a professional writer, instead studying to become a chiropractor and opening his own practice in California. However, an injury to his hand led him to retire and sell his practice. He jokes with Modern Signed Books podcast host Roger Nichols, “Now I crack spines of a different sort.”

Jacobson grew up in Queens, New York and attended Junior High during the “forced integration” busing experiment. Though he admits his experiences were not filled with youthful exuberance, he learned many significant life lessons, particularly from his English teacher, Louis Brill. Had he not been a part of this busing experiment (that ultimately failed miserably), he would not have had Mr. Brill and would never have discovered his love for English.

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.

You can find a signed copy of The Lost Girl and a collection of other Alan Jacobson signed books below.
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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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Darkness of Evil 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
Signed First Edition

Hard Target by Alan Jacobson

Inmate 1577
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Inmate 1577 by Alan Jacobson
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Jacobson, Alan | Lost Girl, The | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | Lost Girl, The | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book

Limited Lettered Edition.  October 2021 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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Jacobson, Alan | The Lost Girl  | Signed First Edition Jacobson, Alan | Lost Girl , The | Signed First Edtion Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book October 2021  OR: Norwood Press First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, limited edition of 500, 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Red Death | Jacobson, Alan | Signed First Edition Copy Jacobson, Alan | Red Death | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed and Numbered Hardcover Book. October 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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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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Red Death | Jacobson, Alan | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book Jacobson, Alan | Red Death | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book

Limited Lettered Edition.  October 2020 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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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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Red Death 7 | Jacobson, Alan | Signed First Edition Copy Jacobson, Alan | Red Death | Signed Fanfare Edition Copy

Author Signed and Numbered Hardcover Book. October 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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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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