Karen Vail

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 276 ratings

The 7th Victim Publisher's Summary

The Dead Eyes killer lurks in the backyard of the FBI's famed Behavioral Analysis Unit. His brutal murders, unlike any others previously encountered, confound the local task force, despite the gifted skills of Special Agent Karen Vail, the first female ever promoted to the profiling unit. But along with her keen insight, Vail brings considerable personal and professional baggage--both of which threaten to derail the investigation, destroy her storied career and get her killed.

Drawing from his meticulous research during seven years of study with the FBI's legendary profiling unit, Alan Jacobson brings dramatic realism and unprecedented accuracy to his pages as he takes readers behind the scenes of the FBI Academy. The 7th Victim is a terrifying and memorable work of psychological suspense, with rich, believable characters and a chilling intricate plot that will keep you guessing until the end.

©2009 Alan Jacobson (P)2009 Phoenix
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  • Book 1

    • The 7th Victim

    • Karen Vail Novel, Book 1
    • By: Alan Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Lila Wellesley
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    The Dead Eyes killer lurks in the backyard of the FBI's famed Behavioral Analysis Unit. His brutal murders, unlike any others previously encountered, confound the local task force, despite the gifted skills of Special Agent Karen Vail, the first female ever promoted to the profiling unit. But along with her keen insight, Vail brings considerable personal and professional baggage--both of which threaten to derail the investigation, destroy her storied career and get her killed.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dissapointing

    • By kws on 09-27-11

    Regular price: $23.77

  • Book 2

    • Crush

    • A Karen Vail Novel
    • By: Alan Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Tish Hicks
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Heroine and renowned FBI profiler Karen Vail returns in an explosive thriller set against the backdrop of California's wine country. Hoping to find solace from the demons that haunt her, Vail makes her first trip to the Napa Valley. But shortly after arriving, a victim is found in the deepest reaches of an exclusive wine cave, the work of an extraordinarily unpredictable serial killer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Jeri on 09-20-09
    • A Karen Vail Novel
    • By: Alan Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Tish Hicks
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 09-04-09
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 57 ratings

    Regular price: $20.27

  • Book 3

    • Velocity

    • Karen Vail, Book 3
    • By: Alan Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Deanna Hurst
    • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    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 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Karen has no respect

    • By Cory Fox on 10-10-12

    Regular price: $18.19

  • Book 4

    • Inmate 1577

    • By: Alan Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Christina Traister
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I liked it!

    • By David on 08-27-13

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 5

    • No Way Out

    • By: Alan Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Talece Brown
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    When a potent firebomb destroys part of an art gallery in an exclusive London district, FBI Profiler Karen Vail is dispatched to England to assist Scotland Yard in their investigation. 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 dramatic political and social implications. The manuscript's content is so explosive that a group of political radicals is bent on destroying it at all costs.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • good story, poor narration

    • By Jlneesen1 on 01-06-15

    Regular price: $23.08

  • Book 6

    • Spectrum

    • By: Alan Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Julia Farhat
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    The year is 1995 and the NYPD has just graduated a promising new patrol officer named Karen Vail. The rookie's first day on the job is anything but easy when she finds herself at the crime scene of a young woman murdered in an unusual manner. Vail is unsure of what she's looking at or what it means - but it's a case that will weigh on her mind for nearly 20 years.

    Regular price: $29.95