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After our success funding and publishing five previous titles by New York Times bestselling author Alan Jacobson, Norwood Press is proud to bring you the opportunity to join with us in publishing THE DARKNESS OF EVIL, Alan Jacobson’s latest book in his ever popular Karen Vail series. Another Norwood Press exclusive hardcover edition.

Please make your pledge today – the campaign will end on February 14 with the books shipping in early March.

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THE DARKNESS OF EVIL - 1st Major Thriller of 2017!

THE DARKNESS OF EVIL, the upcoming Karen Vail novel by Alan Jacobson, 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!”

THE DARKNESS OF EVIL is another one of Alan’s tightly written, meticulously researched stories. The 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.

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.

Norwood Press is using their Crowd Funding Platform, FANFARE, to finance this exciting new title.

THE DARKNESS OF EVIL is scheduled for release in March 2017.

Alan Jacobson created Karen Vail - one of the most compelling heroes in suspense fiction, earning acclaim from James Patterson, Nelson DeMille, and Michael Connelly - after seven years of working with two senior profilers at the Federal Bureau of Investigation's legendary Behavioral Analysis Unit. Over the years, Vail has tangled with the worst serial killers America has to offer. But none compares to Roscoe Lee Marcks.

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About VJ Books and Norwood Press campaign platform FANFARE

Last year, we successfully funded a campaign to publish Alan Jacobson’s thriller THE LOST CODEX. In our experience, we have found that an overwhelming percentage of our crowdfunding pledgers are existing VJ Books/Norwood Press customers.

Rather than trying to jump through all the hoops for a Kickstarter campaign, we use a process that offers Alan’s fans and our customers the opportunity to crowdfund this exciting new title in a more intimate setting.

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