The 7th Victim: A Novel

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, May 14, 2010 - Fiction - 756 pages
32 Reviews
The Dead Eyes Killer lurks in the backyard of the famed FBI Profiling Unit. His brutal murders, unlike any others previously seen, confound the local task force, despite the gifted profiling skills of Special Agent Karen Vail. But along with Vail 's insight and expertise comes considerable personal and professional baggage. On leave pending a review of her assault on her abusive ex-husband, Vail must battle forces determined to bring her down, as she fights to find Dead Eyes before he murders more young women. But the seventh victim is the key to all that stirs this killer...the key that will unlock secrets perhaps too painful for Vail to bear. These are secrets that threaten to destroy her, secrets that will bring down her storied and promising career. For Karen Vail, the truth rests at the heart of a lie. And uncovering it could get her killed...With material meticulously researched during seven years of study with the Bureau's vaunted profiling unit, Alan Jacobson brings refreshing realism and unprecedented accuracy to his pages, as he takes readers behind the scenes of the FBI Academy, where he worked with the actual profilers who have studied and interviewed twenty years' worth of serial killers.

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However, the characterization is horrible. - Goodreads
Unfortunately, the writing was pretty bad. - Goodreads
There are also some questionable plot devices. - Goodreads
The second major issue was the ending. - Goodreads
Not THE spoiler, but a plot element. - Goodreads
I think it's evident that a man is writing this woman. - Goodreads

Review: The 7th Victim (Karen Vail #1)

User Review  - Connie - Goodreads

When I first started to read this book, I thought I wasn't going to like it, because it had another hot shot woman police officer at a bank robbery. I am glad I read more than the first two chapters ... Read full review

Review: The 7th Victim (Karen Vail #1)

User Review  - Bigd_041555 - Goodreads

What an excellent read this book was and Alan Jacobson had my attention from the first paragraph. Very likeable and dis-likeable characters in a captivating and fluid storyline. Some twists and turns ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Alan Jacobson's first novel, False Accusations (Pocket Books) was a national bestseller in paperback. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English Writing form Queens College of the City of New York, and his doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California. He achieved prominence as an Agreed Medical Examiner, and was subsequently appointed to the position of Qualified Medical Evaluator by the State of California. He has extensive experience testifying as an expert witness, which has exposed him to the many strengths and weaknesses of the judicial system. Dr. Jacobson lives in Northern California.

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