FBI profiler Karen Vail returns in Velocity, national bestselling author Alan Jacobson's most explosive thriller to date. Vail's boyfriend, Detective Robby Hernandez, has seemingly disappeared into the dense air of a Napa Valley evening. There are no clues to his whereabouts, other than a blood stain - and potential connections to a serial killer operating in the wine country. Despite using all means at her disposal to find out what happened to Robby, Vail's efforts are thwarted until her colleague, Detective Paul Bledsoe, hooks her up with Hector DeSantos, a covert Defense Department operative who has a knack for finding difficult to locate information. But DeSantos is an unwilling partner, and other than offering superficial cooperation to pay back the debt he owes Bledsoe, he is reluctant to work his valuable informants for what he views as Vail's personal crusade to find her lover. That is, until Vail pries loose long-buried secrets, lies, and deceptions on the part of her own task force members. It's information that even DeSantos can't ignore, a discovery of great magnitude that reveals larger forces at play - forces which propel Vail and DeSantos into a frantic search that takes them from the wineries of Napa Valley to the monuments of Washington, D.C., the wealthy beach enclaves of San Diego, and the bright excesses of Las Vegas.
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by Alan Jacobson
by Val McDermid
by Howard Jacobson
by Karen Kingsbury
by Charlene Baumbich
by Alan Axelrod
by Beverly Lewis
by Lynne Hugo
"After capturing a sadistic serial killer, FBI Agent Karen Vail and her partner/boyfriend, Robby, take a vacation. In short order, Robby mysteriously disappears, and an exhausted Vail is determined to find him, no matter what rules she breaks. Even with the great setup, Alan Jacobson's latest thriller feels thin and contrived. Perhaps it's because VELOCITY's action begins--without a breath--where his previous novel, CRUSH, ended. Characters from earlier books enter and exit without context, and Deanna Hurst's narration can do little to mitigate the problem. While she keeps the plot's bewildering randomness moving forward, many of her male characters sound forced while her female characters are either dispassionate or overwrought. Listeners new to the series may want to start at the beginning or face terminal confusion. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"
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