Inmate 1577 by Alan Jacobson

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National-bestselling author Alan Jacobson brings back renowned FBI profiler Karen Vail in an intelligent thriller that bridges time and space

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 . . . and a novel that Clive Cussler calls “a powerful thriller, brilliantly conceived and written.”

About Alan Jacobson

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Alan Jacobson is the National Bestselling Author of the critically acclaimed thrillers False Accusations, The Hunted, The 7th Victim, Crush, Velocity, and Inmate 1577. Alan’s novels have made numerous “Best Books of the Year” lists, including the Top 10 for The Strand Magazine, Library Journal, Suspense Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times. Alan's eighteen 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. His books have sold internationally, and two of his novels are currently under development in Hollywood. As part of his work with the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit, Alan coauthored a personal safety booklet with senior FBI Profiler Mark Safarik that they are providing free on Alan’s website,
Published July 1, 2014 by Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller. 466 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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In Jacobson's complex fourth novel featuring FBI profiler Karen Vail (after Velocity), San Francisco Police Inspector Lance Burden turns to the D.C.-based Vail for help in solving the murder of 82-year-old Maureen Anderson, who was tortured and brutalized at her house in the city's Marina district.

Aug 22 2011 | Read Full Review of Inmate 1577

Book Reporter

I just love picking up a book where everything (plot, characterization, pacing and general readability) comes together, so that the act of reading is more than mere entertainment --- it becomes a compulsion.

Oct 20 2011 | Read Full Review of Inmate 1577

New York Journal of Books

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Inmate 1577 tells the story of a man caught up in a prison system so unrelenting and dispassionate that it virtually drains every last drop of life from its captives, much like a spider’s web trapping its prey.

Jul 19 2011 | Read Full Review of Inmate 1577

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Karen Vail and her team are challenged by the past, present and future as they search for a psychopathic killer who is preying on elderly victims in and around San Francisco.

Oct 30 2011 | Read Full Review of Inmate 1577

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