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The Darkness of Evil by Alan Jacobson

Modern Signed Books – Alan Jacobson Talks about his New Book, “The Darkness of Evil”

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About “The Darkness of Evil” by Alan Jacobson

Darkness of Evil by Alan JacobsonThis novel tells the story of Roscoe Lee Marcks, one of the history’s most notorious serial killers, who sits in a maximum security prison serving a life sentence—until he stages a brutal and well-executed escape. Although the US Marshals Service’s fugitive task force enlists the help of FBI profiler Karen Vail to launch a no-holds-barred manhunt, the savvy and elusive Marcks has other plans—which include killing his own daughter. As the pressure builds to catch Marcks, Vail turns to the retired profiling legend responsible for Marcks’s original capture, who may just hold the key to stopping him.

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Modern Signed Books – Mark Greaney’s True Faith and Allegiance (as Tom Clancy)

Modern Signed Books – Interview with Mark Greaney about True Faith and Allegiance (as Tom Clancy)

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About “True Faith and Allegiance” by Mark Greaney as Tom Clancy

True Faith and Allegiance

The #1 New York Times–bestselling series is back with the most shocking revelation of all. After years of facing international threats, President Jack Ryan learns that the greatest dangers always come from within…


Alan Jacobson Kickstarter Campaign for Spectrum Now 84% Funded

Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign Reaches 84% Funding Within the First Two Weeks for Norwood Press and Bestselling Author Alan Jacobson’s thriller novel, SPECTRUM.

Spectrum by Alan Jacobson

Norwood Press (an imprint of VJ Books) and national bestselling author Alan Jacobson launch Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to publish the sixth book in the Karen Vail series — SPECTRUM. After just 11 days, the campaign is already funded 84%.

Alan Jacobson, the national bestselling author of nine critically acclaimed thrillers, and independent publisher, Norwood Press (an imprint of online bookstore VJ Books) are creating the hardcover publication of Alan’s next book in the popular Karen Vail series, SPECTRUM, through the crowdfunding website Kickstarter.

“One of the things I love about working with Norwood Press — aside from the best-in-class product they publish — is John Hutchinson’s ability to think outside of the box and try new things. This is extraordinarily rare in the world of publishing,” said Mr. Jacobson. “The 2013 No Way Out Kickstarter project (funded 104% ) was a prime example, and now, reaching over 80% funding for SPECTRUM, within the first two weeks of launching, Norwood Press continues to blaze new trails. This could radically change the way publishers-and authors-reach their readers.”

The campaign goal is $11,999 which funds the publication of SPECTRUM. Backers are offered unique rewards, such as “early bird” specials, signed editions of SPECTRUM, signed editions of other Alan Jacobson novels, and more. The project will run through July 17, 2014, and pledge amounts range from $30 for the signed Kickstarter edition of SPECTRUM to the $10,000 I’M YOUR BIGGEST FAN option where you and a guest fly to Wine Country (Napa Valley) California for an all-expense paid Get-Away Weekend. That package includes US domestic airfare for two, hotel accommodations for two nights, airport transfers, and an elegant dinner with Alan Jacobson and Norwood Press publishers. As a bonus, that winner will receive The Alan Jacobson / Norwood Press Collection including four books: the signed Kickstarter edition of SPECTRUM (with your name listed as a supporting sponsor), and signed hardcover editions of INMATE 1577, HARD TARGET, and NO WAY OUT.

“Both Virginia and I read the advance copy of SPECTRUM. The story is absolutely riveting as we join Vail, fresh from the police academy, and follow her as she becomes the FBI Profiler that we have come to love and respect,” says John Hutchinson.


New York City: home to world-renowned museums, theater, restaurants, iconic sports franchises. Central Park. Wall Street. And an infamous serial killer who’s terrorized The Big Apple for decades. 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 uneventful, however, 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 twenty years. As the years pass, Vail’s career takes unexpected twists and turns—as does the case that’s come to be known as “Hades.” Now a skilled FBI Profiler, will Vail be in a better position to catch the killer? Or will Hades prove to be Karen Vail’s hell on earth? The character who has captivated readers worldwide—and who won the praise of literary giants Michael Connelly, James Patterson, and Nelson DeMille—returns in a story that captures the experiences that shaped the revered profiler and made her the top cop she is today.

Praise for SPECTRUM and Alan Jacobson

“Compelling and crisp, Spectrum satisfies the reader on every level. A pleasure to read.” — Richard North Patterson, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

“During my 40 years with the NYPD, I knew the streets of New York and the challenges a detective faces solving crimes in the big city. Alan Jacobson’s Spectrum put me back on the street by bringing a gritty realism and noirish perspective only a fellow New Yorker can provide. Spectrum’s authenticity enhances a riveting, well-told story.” — Captain Edward Mamet, Commander of Detectives, NYPD (Ret.)

NO WAY OUT was named to Suspense Magazine and The Strand Magazine’s “Best of 2013” Lists.

Bestselling author Michael Connelly calls Karen Vail “My kind of hero.”

“A hell of a lady: tough, smart, funny, and very believable.” – Nelson DeMille

Karin Slaughter is honored as Author of the Month at VJ Books

With the release of her latest thriller–Cop Town–Karin Slaughter is honored as Author of the Month at VJ Books

Cop Town by Karin SlaughterInternational bestselling author Karin Slaughter has sold more than 30 million books in print, published in 30 languages, and is passionate about saving libraries. She is online bookseller VJ Books’ Author of the Month.

Slaughter is best known for her Grant County series which is set in the fictional town of Heartsdale, Georgia, and the Will Trent series, which takes place in Atlanta, featuring special Agent Will Trent and his partner Faith Mitchell.

“We are excited about COP TOWN” reports bookstore owner John Hutchinson, “Karin has garnered quite a following of readers as she is the master of character, atmosphere, and suspense. For now COP TOWN is a stand-alone, but one can only hope that it’s a series in the making.”

To help spread the word about the needs for community support for public libraries, Karin founded Save the Library Foundation and has spearheaded, with events to benefit the DeKalb County (GA) Public Library system. Her op-ed piece Fight for Libraries As You Do Freedom in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and fund raising events with fellow International Thriller Writers (ITW) authors Tess Gerritsen and Michael Connelly, have raised over $50,000 for the project.

Slaughter’s UNSEEN (Random House) took the prize for Best Foreign Thriller at the 11th annual Crimezone Thriller Awards, her unprecedented fifth win, with about 10,000 crime writers, publishers, reviewers, and readers voting for Slaughter’s last novel.

Praise for Karin Slaughter:

“Karin Slaughter is simply one of the best thriller writers working today, and COP TOWN shows the author at the top of her game—relentless pacing, complex characters, and gritty realism, all set against the backdrop of a city on the edge. Slaughter’s eye for detail and truth is unmatched. . . . I’d follow her anywhere.”—Gillian Flynn

“Stunning . . . In Karin Slaughter’s first stand-alone novel, she breaks new ground with this riveting story of two young police officers trying to stop a serial killer targeting cops. Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivaled among thriller writers and if you haven’t yet read her, this is the moment.”—Michael Connelly

“A masterpiece . . . Much more than a thriller . . . Karin Slaughter’s unforgettable female characters and stunning evocation of time and place make Cop Town one of the most powerful and moving reads of recent memory.”—Kathryn Stockett