Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Velocity by Alan Jacobson Review

ABOUT Velocity:

"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 a blood stain and tenuous connections to a vicious serial killer operating in 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." 


This book was fantastic! I had never heard of Alan Jacobson, but the book sounded like my type of book, and it was. Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. It is the third book in the Karen Vail series from Alan Jacobson, but it stands well on it's own. I did not read the previous books and I had no problem reading it. Alan Jacobson is an excellent writer. He keeps the book flowing with twists and turns and constant action. 

This book reminded me of a really good episode of CSI or Criminal Minds or any other great crime show. Karen Vail is a somewhat rebellious FBI BAU Profiler who will do anything to get back her boyfriend. Her character is very likeable and you find yourself quickly routing her on and encouraging her craziness to get her Man back. I think most of us would do the same if we could. Too bad we don't all have government resources. Lol. In trying to find her boyfriend (Robby) Vail discovers that there maybe more to his disappearance than it seems. She also learns that some of her actions may have done more harm than good. 

I don't want to say much more than that because I don't want to spoil it. If you like reading about FBI Agents tracking down bad guys or even a kick butt Woman stopping at nothing to save her Man, you have to check this book out! I recommend buying all three books because it will be worth it, but you would enjoy this one on its own too.

Disclaimer: I received the listed product(s) in exchange for this review. I was compensated in no other way. The thoughts here are my own honest opinions.

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