FBI profiler Karen Vail is on the hunt for an escaped serial killer in the latest jaw-dropping thriller from USA Today–bestselling author Alan Jacobson.
Jasmine Marcks was a teenager when she discovered her father was a killer. First, there was the strip of bloody duct tape; then, the bloodstain on his shirt; and finally, the long nights away from home that always coincided with gruesome deaths. Roscoe Lee Marcks killed fourteen people before he was finally put behind bars. But as renowned FBI agent Karen Vail soon learns, Marcks’s reign of terror isn’t over yet.
After writing a book about growing up as the child of a serial killer, Jasmine receives a letter—a single sheet of paper mailed from the maximum-security prison Marcks now calls home. The page hides a threatening message from a father who wants vengeance against the daughter who turned him in to the police. So when Marcks breaks out of prison, Agent Vail calls on a legendary retired profiler to help her find the escaped convict—and keep him from making Jasmine his fifteenth victim.
Alan Jacobson created Karen Vail—one of the most compelling heroes in suspense fiction, earning acclaim from James Patterson, Nelson DeMille, and Michael Connelly—after seven years of working with two senior profilers at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s legendary Behavioral Analysis Unit. Over the years, Vail has tangled with the worst serial killers America has to offer. But none compares to Roscoe Lee Marcks.
Jacobson's so-so seventh Karen Vail novel (after 2014's Spectrum) opens in a Washington, D.C., TV studio, where a talk show host is interviewing Jasmine Marcks about the book she's written about her father, Roscoe Lee Marcks (aka the Blood Lines serial killer). Through the years, Jasmine tried to reconcile the fact that the loving father she knew killed 14 people before being sent to prison. Although the police at first didn't believe her, Jasmine is credited with turning in her father after discovering bloody duct tape in his car and other evidence. Jasmine's fears that her father may try to harm her may become a reality when he escapes from prison. As Roscoe continues his killing spree, Karen's hunt for the fugitive is complicated by several arsons that may be linked to him. Law enforcement procedures and profiling details elevate the story, as does the matching of the insightful Karen against the intelligent Roscoe. But the cumbersome plot is marred by too many tangents, banal dialogue, and a preposterous twist near the end.)
Seems like a good book. Ur after page 23 the download doesn't show anymore pages!
Couldn't buy the book
Read the sample, and then suddenly all the remaining pages were the same. Didn't trust that paying for the book would really get me the rest of it. Might try to find it on Amazon to see if they have the same trouble.