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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 convert 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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FBI profiler Karen Vail returns in Velocity, national best-selling author Alan Jacobson's most explosive thriller to date. Vail's boyfriend, Detective Robby Hernandez, has disappeared. There are no clues to his whereabouts, other than a blood stain - and connections to a serial killer operating in wine country.
Vail's efforts are thwarted until her colleague, hooks her up with Hector DeSantos, a covert operative who has a knack for finding difficult to locate information. But DeSantos is reluctant to work his valuable informants for what he views as Vail's crusade to find her lover.
That is, until Vail pries loose long-buried secrets, lies and deceptions. It's information that even DeSantos can't ignore, a discovery that reveals larger forces at play - forces which propel Vail and DeSantos into a frantic search that takes them from the wineries of Napa Valley to the monuments of Washington, D.C., the wealthy beach enclaves of San Diego and the bright excesses of Las Vegas.
Alan Jacobson is the national bestselling author of the critically acclaimed thrillers False Accusations, The 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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