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Velocity by Alan Jacobson

Velocity is the third book in the Karen Vail series and tied into Crush the second book in the series. Since I read Crush back in January, I went back in re-read it as there were details that I was fuzzy on and couldn’t remember. Velocity is heavily tied to Crush and picks up where it left off, so it is not really a stand alone book, I realized this as I read the first chapter of Velocity and decided I needed a memory jog. Mr. Jacobson is very detail oriented in his writing, while this is a work of fiction, he makes sure that his stories are backed up and based on actual facts, there is a lot of information to absorb while reading his work, and Velocity was full of detail.

I also must commend him on his congruity in the story line, he has made sure that things stayed together, didn’t stray outside the lines from the previous story since the two are linked together, even in his references back to The 7th Victim and the dead eyes killer. I have read several series where the congruity was lacking and while the books remained enjoyable to read, I find it very irritating when an author can’t keep their facts straight and it makes you wonder if you are remembering things incorrectly.

Without giving away too much of Crush for those who may not of read it, Velocity picks up after the capture of the Crush Killer and the disappearance of Robby. Vail is determined to find Robby at any cost and the search is on. There are quite a few twists in this book that I didn’t see coming, and that is saying a lot. I usually have a book figured out about halfway through and while I had my suspicions about how this book would end, I must say there were things that really surprised me. Very well written with an engaging plot and phenomenal characters, Velocity and Karen Vail are now listed among my favorite reads.

If you are a fan of Patterson and the likes of Alex Cross you will love Alan Jacobson and Karen Vail. I am looking forward to the release of Inmate 1577 on July 19th according to Mr. Jacobson’s website. I am also stoked that ‘Buff Barbie’ will be in the next book. I really enjoyed the partnership between Dixon and Vail in Crush and Velocity and am glad that they will be paired up again in the next book.

I am off to read The Hunted, an earlier book that I was not aware of, but found it on Amazon, it appears it was just re-released for digital publishing. He has another book from 1999 called False Accusations, it is out of print but also going to be re-released as an e-book. I must say I can’t wait as I am now a huge fan and will read anything that Mr. Jacobson puts out.

Check out his website there is a link in the blog roll over on the right. From there you can also link to his facebook and twitter accounts as well. Check out his books, you will be glad you did.

2 Responses to “Velocity by Alan Jacobson”

  1. July 18th, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    Alan Jacobson says:

    What an awesome review! Thank you so much–I’m flattered. I care a great deal what my readers think and monitor the two Facebook fan groups devoted to my novels. My goal is to entertain you…to take you to places you’ve never been…to unearth fascinating things you didn’t know. I love what I do, and I’m glad to hear that my readers love what I do, too. -Alan Jacobson,

  2. July 19th, 2011 at 7:26 AM

    Lee says:

    I am flattered that you cared enough to read my review. I am looking forward to reading Inmate 1577 and I hope that False Accusations is available for Kindle soon. Thank you again for the reply and keep up the great work. I look forward to reading your books.

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