WorldCat Identities

Jacobson, Alan 1961-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 221 publications in 5 languages and 8,831 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Novels  Psychological fiction  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3560.A2585, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Jacobson
The 7th victim : a novel by Alan Jacobson( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and Czech and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As FBI Profiling Unit's Special Agent Karen Vail works on the case of the Dead Eyes Killer, his seventh victim unlocks dangerous secrets that threaten both her career and life
Velocity : a Karen Vail novel by Alan Jacobson( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vail's boyfriend, Detective Robby Hernandez, has seemingly disappeared into the dense air of a Napa Valley evening. There are no clues to his whereabouts, other than a blood stain--and potential connections to a serial killer operating in the wine country
Crush : a Karen Vail novel by Alan Jacobson( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karen Vail, the memorable heroine of "The 7th Victim," faces the most evil serial killer of her career
False accusations by Alan Jacobson( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surgeon in California is arrested for vehicular manslaughter in a hit-and-run accident which killed two people. As he did not do it, he hires PI Ryan Chandler who discovers the surgeon was framed by a woman he fired from a hospital job. But how to prove this? A first novel
The hunted by Alan Jacobson( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Danish and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If there was one person in the world Dr. Lauren Chambers was sure she could rely on, it was her beloved husband, Michael. Recovering from an agoraphobic depression and prone to episodes of blinding anxiety, Lauren is a gifted psychologist for whom her husband's love and support mean everything. So when Michael suddenly and mysteriously vanishes, Lauren once again finds herself balancing on an knife's edge, haunted more than ever by an all-too-familiar paranoia."--Jacket
Spectrum by Alan Jacobson( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agent Karen Vail has the opportunity to work on catching a serial killer she'd encountered once before when she was new to the NYPD. That case has haunted her for the past twenty years and she hopes she now has the skills, as an FBI profiler, to find and stop the murderer
No way out by Alan Jacobson( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a powerful firebomb destroys part of an art gallery in an exclusive London district, FBI Profiler Karen Vail is dispatched to England to work with Scotland Yard. But Vail soon discovers that at the heart of the bombing lies a 440-year-old manuscript that holds clues to England's past -- with content is so explosive that a group of political radicals is bent on destroying it at all costs
The lost codex by Alan Jacobson( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 930 CE, a revered group of scholars pen the first sanctioned Bible, planting the seed from which other major religions will grow. But in 1953, half the manuscript goes missing while being transported from Syria. Around the same time, in the foothills of the Dead Sea, an ancient scroll is discovered--and promptly stolen. Six decades later, both parchments stand at the heart of a geopolitical battle between foreign governments and radical extremists, threatening the lives of millions."--Amazon.com
Inmate 1577 : a Karen Vail novel by Alan Jacobson( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When an elderly woman is found raped and brutally murdered in San Francisco, [FBI profiler Karen] Vail heads west to team up with SFPD Inspector Lance Burden and her former task force colleague, Detective Roxann Dixon. As Vail, Burden, and Dixon follow the killer's trail in and around San Francisco, the offender continues his rampage, leaving behind clues that ultimately lead them to the most unlikely of places: a mysterious island ripped from city lore whose long-buried decades-old secrets hold the key to their case. Alcatraz. The Rock."--Jacket
Velocity by Alan Jacobson( Recording )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vail's boyfriend, Detective Robby Hernandez, has seemingly disappeared into the dense air of a Napa Valley evening. There are no clues to his whereabouts, other than a blood stain--and potential connections to a serial killer operating in the wine country
The 7th victim : a novel by Alan Jacobson( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special Agent Karen Vail is at a difficult crossroads in her career. However, after the Dead Eyes serial murderer begins stalking fellow FBI members, expert profiler Vail must put her personal problems aside in an attempt to stop the killer
Hard target by Alan Jacobson( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enigmatic covert operative. A skilled FBI agent with a dark past. And a terror plot unlike any in history... An explosion pulverizes the president-elect's helicopter on Election Night. It soon becomes clear that the group behind the assassination possesses far greater reach than anything the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force has yet encountered--and a plot so deeply interwoven in the country's fabric that it threatens to upend America's political system. But as Department of Defense covert operative Hector DeSantos and FBI Agent Aaron "Uzi" Uziel sort out who is behind the bombings, Uzi's personal demons not only jeopardize the investigation but may sit at the heart of a tangle of lies that threaten to trigger an international terrorist attack. Hailed by political thriller master Vince Flynn as "smart, complex novel that explodes from the page," and by Lee Child as "a great thriller" that's "fast, hard, and intelligent," Hard Target is a ticking time bomb that keeps you clinging to the edge of your seat...and turning the pages
The darkness of evil by Alan Jacobson( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jasmine Marcks was a teenager when she discovered her father was a killer. First, there was the strip of bloody duct tape; then, the bloodstain on his shirt; and finally, the long nights away from home that always coincided with gruesome deaths. Roscoe Lee Marcks killed fourteen people before he was finally put behind bars. But as renowned FBI agent Karen Vail soon learns, Marcks's reign of terror isn't over yet. After writing a book about growing up as the child of a serial killer, Jasmine receives a letter--a single sheet of paper mailed from the maximum-security prison Marcks now calls home. The page hides a threatening message from a father who wants vengeance against the daughter who turned him in to the police. So when Marcks breaks out of prison, Agent Vail calls on a legendary retired profiler to help her find the escaped convict--and keep him from making Jasmine his fifteenth victim."--
False accusations by Alan Jacobson( Recording )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everything Dr. Phillip Madison has--wealth, power, a privileged life in the suburbs of Sacramento, California--comes crashing down when the respected surgeon is charged with a double homicide: a brutal hit-and-run that has killed a young couple. Blood evidence and an eyewitness have placed him at the crime scene. And Madison has no alibi"--Container
Crush : a novel by Alan Jacobson( Recording )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FBI profiler Karen Vail pursues a serial killer in California's wine country
Fatal twist : a short story featuring FBI profiler Karen Vail by Alan Jacobson( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a short story derived from the highly praised national bestselling Karen Vail series of thrillers, Fatal Twist gives the reader a taste of the dynamic FBI profiler, who has been called “my kind of hero” by Michael Connelly, “a hell of a lady: tough, smart, funny, and very believable” by Nelson DeMille, and “compelling” by James Patterson The Park Rapist has murdered his first victim—and FBI profiler Karen Vail is on the case. As Vail races through the streets of Washington, DC, to chase down a promising lead that may help her catch the killer, a military-trained sniper takes aim at his target, a wealthy businessman’s son. But what brings these two unrelated offenders together is something the nation’s capital has never before experienced. Alan Jacobson received several years of personalized training from two senior FBI profilers at the behavioral analysis unit in Quantico. Fatal Twist , like Jacobson’s Karen Vail novels The 7th Victim , Crush , Velocity , and Inmate 1577 , brings real characters to the page—and in the process takes readers on a thrilling ride that culminates in an ending that leaves them satisfied . . . and wanting more
Crush/Velocity by Alan Jacobson( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crush and Velocity, two books originally intended to be one (very long) novel, are now reunited, as national bestselling author Alan Jacobson originally intended when he conceived of the groundbreaking story. In FBI profiler Karen Vail's second adventure after the standout bestseller The 7th Victim, Vail finds herself in the Napa Valley, where a serial killer has been crushing his victims' windpipes and leaving their bodies in caves and vineyards. But when the Crush Killer learns that an FBI profiler has joined the Major Crimes Task Force, the newfound attention emboldens him, and he engages Vail in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Although a sudden break in the case helps her zero in on the identity of the killer, she senses that something isn't right. Will she figure it out before it's too late? In a rousing climax that has left readers breathless, Vail must pick up the pieces--and the carnage left behind by the Crush Killer. Velocity begins the moment Crush ends, with Vail having lost something dear to her and possessing a single-minded fixation on finding who was responsible--and making them pay. As the task force, reeling from their loss, attempts to regroup, Vail discovers that they had made vital mistakes on the Crush Killer case--errors that have had dire consequences. After being ordered to return to Washington, Vail enlists the services of a covert black government operative, Hector DeSantos, to assist her in tracking down those behind the evil she and her task force have been grappling with. But what Vail and DeSantos learn places her in the crosshairs of criminals more dangerous than any she has ever faced. And along the way, startling revelations emerge that will forever change Karen Vail--as well as those close to her. Researched meticulously with over three dozen experts in multiple disciplines and with government access that required clearance from a congressional subcommittee, Crush and Velocity take you behind closed doors into a world most people do not know exists
Dark side of the moon by Alan Jacobson( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1972, Apollo 17 returned to Earth with two hundred pounds of rock--as well as something far more dangerous than they could have imagined. For decades, the military concealed the crew's mysterious discovery. But now a NASA contractor has leaked the intel to conspiring foreign powers, putting in their hands the most powerful weapon of mass destruction yet created. While FBI profiler Karen Vail and OPSIG Team Black colleague Alexandra Rusakov try to root out the NASA mole and break up the spy ring, covert operatives Hector DeSantos and Aaron Uziel prepare for a mission beyond anything they've ever attempted--a spaceflight to the moon itself--to avert a war that could not only disrupt the global balance of power, but also end in catastrophic annihilation . .
The lost codex by Alan Jacobson( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 930 CE, a revered group of scholars pen the first sanctioned Bible, planting the seed from which other major religions will grow. But in 1953, half the manuscript goes missing while being transported from Syria. Around the same time, in the foothills of the Dead Sea, an ancient scroll is discovered-and promptly stolen. Six decades later, both parchments stand at the heart of a geopolitical battle between foreign governments and radical extremists, threatening the lives of millions. With the American homeland under siege, the president turns to a team of uniquely trained covert operatives, their mission: Find the stolen documents and capture-or kill-those responsible for unleashing a coordinated and unprecedented terrorist attack on US soil
Inmate 1577 by Alan Jacobson( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an elderly woman is found raped and brutally murdered in San Francisco, Vail heads west to team up with SFPD Inspector Lance Burden and her former task force colleague, Detective Roxxann Dixon. As Vail, Burden, and Dixon follow the killer's trail in and around San Francisco, the offender continues his rampage, leaving behind clues that ultimately lead them to the most unlikely of places: a mysterious island ripped from city lore whose long-buried, decades-old secrets hold the key to their case. Alcatraz. The Rock. It's a case that has more twists and turns than the famed Lombard Street
 
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