By Alan Jacobson
Clean off the main not easy case of her profession, The seventh Victim heroine and well known FBI profiler Karen Vail returns in an explosive mystery set opposed to the backdrop of California’s wine kingdom. Hoping to discover solace from the demons that hang-out her, Vail makes her first journey to the Napa Valley. But presently after arriving, a sufferer is located within the private reaches of the specific wine cave, the paintings of a rare unpredictable serial killer. From the outset, Vail is pissed off by way of her lack of ability to profile the offender-until she realizes why: the Behavioral research Unit has now not formerly come upon a killer like him. As Vail and the duty strength paintings round the clock to spot and find him, they’re stuck in an internet of knotted with secretive corporations, a decades-long feud among widespread wine households, and frequent corruption that leads Vail to ask yourself whom, if somebody, she will be able to trust. Meanwhile, because the sufferer count number rises, Vail can’t shake the gnawing feel that whatever isn’t correct. With the killer’s activities threatening the Napa Valley’s multi-billion buck undefined, the stakes have by no means been larger, and the race to discover the killer by no means extra urgent. And via all of it, a shock lurks… person who Karen Vail by no means sees coming.
Meticulously researched in the course of years of labor wit the FBI profiling unit and broad interviews with wine execs, bestselling writer Alan Jacobson grants a excessive pace mystery that includes the type of edge-of-your-seat finishing that encouraged Nelson DeMille to name him “a hell of a writer.”
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Crush (Karen Vail) by Alan Jacobson