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Velocity

by Alan Jacobson

Velocity by Alan Jacobson
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2010
    400 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Renowned FBI profiler Karen Vail returns in Velocity, national bestselling author Alan Jacobson's most explosive thriller to date. Detective Robby Hernandez, Vail’s boyfriend, has vanished into the dense air of a Napa Valley evening. There are no clues to his whereabouts, other than blood stain and tenuous connections to a vicious serial killer operating it the wine country.

As the task force struggles with Robby’s disappearance, the killer challenges Vail by boldly leaving his high profile victims in public places. Is this offender somehow responsible for Robby’s disappearance? Evidence suggests that he is-but just when Vail and the task force begin to make progress, the FBI orders Vail to return to Quantico to handle a case of vital importance.

Back in Washington, Vail engages covert government operative Hector DeSantos to determine what happened to Robby. It’s a move that backfires when DeSantos’s confidential informants lead them into unforeseen dangers, forcing Vail to face off against powerful foes unlike any she’s ever encountered, threatening her life, her career…all that she holds dear.

In a frantic race against time that takes them from the monuments of Washington D.C. to the wealthy beach enclaves of San Diego and the bright excesses of Las Vegas, shocking truths emerge-truths that will forever change Karen Vail.

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"Starred Review. While this dizzy nail-biter is a direct sequel to Crush, enough backstory will keep new readers up to speed." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Velocity plunges readers into a nail-biting, heart-pounding chase through the dark world of serial killers, drug cartels..." - Library Journal

"From the first page Velocity is as relentless as a bullet. Karen Vail is my kind of hero and Alan Jacobson is my kind of writer!" - Michael Connelly

"Alan Jacobson writes with a firm hand, a strong voice, and fine eye for detail." - Ridley Pearson

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Alan Jacobson is the national bestselling author of False AccusationsThe Hunted, Crush, Velocity, and The 7th Victim, which was named to Library Journal’s "Best Books of the Year" list. Alan’s years of research and training with law enforcement have influenced him both personally and professionally, and have helped shape the stories he tells and the diverse characters that populate his novels. Alan’s books have sold internationally, and both The 7th Victim and one of his forthcoming thrillers, Hard Target, are currently under development as major feature films. He lives in Northern California.

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