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Crush (Karen Vail Series) epub ebook

by Perseus

Crush (Karen Vail Series) epub ebook

Author: Perseus
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Language: English
Publisher: Vanguard Press (August 3, 2010)
ISBN: 1593155964
ISBN13: 978-1593155964
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 926
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Crush (Karen Vail Series) Paperback – September 22, 2009. Book 2 of 7 in the Karen Vail Novels Series

Crush (Karen Vail Series) Paperback – September 22, 2009. Book 2 of 7 in the Karen Vail Novels Series. The 7th Victim (Karen Vail Series).

Crush (Karen Vail Series) Mass Market Paperback – August 3, 2010. Book 2 of 7 in the Karen Vail Series. Velocity (Karen Vail Series).

Karen Vail lives on and thrives-but it all began with The 7th Victim. It's a novel that one of the (real) founding fathers of the Behavioral Analysis Unit said, "sets a new standard for serial killer novels," and, "Like 'Silence of the Lambs' did 20 years ago, The 7th Victim redefines the genre.

Karen Vail burst out laughing. Vail turned slowly and casually snatched a glimpse of the man. Six foot, broad, and as Manette noted, under duress. Sweating, eyes darting around the street. Here she was, out on the town with Detective Mandisa Manette-just about the unlikeliest of acquaintances she’d socialize with-and she was guffawing at another of Manette’s crass jokes. But she noticed Manette was not enjoying her own punch line. In a minute, his gaze would land on Vail and Manette. The guy looks familiar.

Crush ( Karen Vail - 2 ) Alan Jacobson Fresh off the most challenging case of her career, The 7th Victim heroine and renowned FBI profiler Karen Vail returns in an explosive thriller set.

Crush ( Karen Vail - 2 ) Alan Jacobson Fresh off the most challenging case of her career, The 7th Victim heroine and renowned FBI profiler Karen Vail returns in an explosive thriller se. Karen Vail - 2 ). Alan Jacobson. Fresh off the most challenging case of her career, The 7th Victim heroine and renowned FBI profiler Karen Vail returns in an explosive thriller set against the backdrop of California’s wine country. Hoping to find solace from the demons that haunt her, Vail makes her first trip to the Napa Valley. But shortly after arriving, a victim is found in the deepest reaches of an exclusive wine cave, the work of an extraordinarily unpredictable serial killer.

In FBI Profiler Karen Vail’s second adventure after the standout bestseller. In FBI Profiler Karen Vail’s second adventure after the standout bestseller The 7th Victim, Vail finds herself in the Napa Valley where a serial killer has been crushing his victims’ windpipes and leaving their bodies in caves and vineyards.

Karen Vail has 16 entries in the series. Alan Jacobson Author (2009). Book 2. Alan Jacobson Author Tish Hicks Narrator (2009). Alan Jacobson Author (2014). Book 3. Alan Jacobson Author (2015). Alan Jacobson Author (2010). Crush & Velocity. Book 4. No Way Out. Karen Vail (Series).

Deputy commissioner Sandy Gelber, the commanding officer of the homicide squad, Orlando Mendoza, and borough commander Wallace Yarles rounded out the conference table. She had never met the commissioner before, and she had a feeling that this would not be an occurrence she would want to write home about, let alone remember. They had made little progress on the case and the media had started to notice the pattern of murders because of a leaked detail revealing that almost all of the victims were Greek women.

Velocity (Karen Vail A missing detective. A bold serial killer. And evidence that makes FBI profiler Karen Vail question the loyalty of those she has entrusted her life to. In the shocking conclusion to Crush, Karen Vail squares off against foes more dangerous than any she has yet encountered. In the process, shocking personal and professional truths emerge - truths that may be more than Vail can handle

Fresh off the most challenging case of her career, The 7th Victim heroine and renowned FBI profiler Karen Vail returns in an explosive thriller set against the backdrop of California’s wine country.
Reviews (7)
Kerahuginn
The plot was 50% given away by author. The mood was confused. The pace was erratic. With exception of Vail and Dixon, too many characters inadequately developed. I read through to the end to see how details got wrapped up, I
probably wouldn't have except for Napa Valley setting. At end I and all readers got gypped. The author, midst
lots of BS, makes his case for not finishing the book - all of us know it's $$$$.
I find it hard to believe that more readers aren't finding my experience; multiple part novels are often, if not
uisually, much, much better in their volume one (1); subsequent volumes show writers have lost interest and
fail to maintain the quality of writing shown in the first volume. This book did not warn reader that it was
multi-part until the very, very end. It is not worth reading further; it's writing had begun to deteriorate already
and the biggest unknown was introduced at the near end. We know the UNSUB and how he was caught
by that time and failing to wrap up "details" as the author described them, said I didn't need to read further
for anything material. Author that chooses to divide story without indicating in advance is author I'll not read
again

Nettale
Do NOT read this book until and unless you have Velocity. I got to the end of Crush and found out that NOTHING was resolved. OK, I get it. No problem, but if I hadn't already had Velocity I would have been really ticked as then I would have had to wait a week or so before I could start on, literally, the second half of the book
I remember thinking, as I was reading, that there is NO way that Jacobson can wrap this story up with all the plot points he has dangling around.
I am not going to give away any of the plot. Can't because after reading the book I STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT THE PLOT IS. Yes, there are dead people, yes, there is a serial killer, but there is so much more going on that has tangential, if any, connection to the serial killer part of the novel.
I couldn't put the book down. It is a good book and, so far, a good plot. How can it be both? Well, Jacobson writes so well that I am immersed in the story. BUT the whole time I am reading, I am wondering what the h*** is going on?

I do have one comment about Jacobson's treatment of his women characters, one I made in my review of Hunted. These are strong characters, strong individuals who fall apart at the wrong time. You cannot be a strong character and then go nutzoid like someone who is used to acting out on their emotions. Doesn't work and it is very obvious when you compare the actions of his female protagonist with his male characters. The only male character, so far, who acts in a totally uncharacteristic way is Uzi in Hard Target, which I have already mentioned.

So, you will be enthralled in the story, it does move at an amazing clip, the plot [so far] is very good, it is a very complicated story and it will hold your interest. And I am reserving judgement on some of his characters' actions until I finish Velocity, because I think that nothing is what it seems to be. It is a "mystery" after all.

GEL
This book was not good. I am somewhat new to the "serial genre." (I don't know what they call it). These books were on sale for 2 bucks...so I bought a few (amazon is somewhat annoying...if you don't take their offer to buy the sale books that appear on the kindle you sometimes can't find them later-even if it's the same day). I expected something like the Jack Reacher books. Boy...was I wrong! The first "Karen Vail" book was bad---basically everything that could go wrong did. I mean to an unrealistic level (my dog died moments after I got struck by lightning riding to the hospital in an ambulance after being bitten by a shark...in my neighbor's pool...where I was trying to recover from that morning's earthquake). But at least the killer revelation in the first book was mildly interesting (but farfetched). This book was ridiculous. And the editing is horrendous. An example: Karen Vail walks in and the coroner says the victim was killed by having her throat crushed. On the next page, Karen Vail say's "what's the cause of death?" This kind of thing happens over and over. The author writes "she walked into a giant 1000 square foot room." Any idiot knows that this would not be a large room at a winery. It's about 33x30. My bedroom's not much smaller. Maybe he meant 1000 foot square? He describes this room like it's the size of a gymnasium. Maybe it's a dwarf gym? Dunno...but this amateurish stuff happens repeatedly. Another example: every time they get a new suspect we have to endure the same lengthy description (get a list of employees, compare it with driving records, run a geographic profile, we're looking for a white male in his 30's that has higher than average IQ." It's like "this might be new to you (the author), but we've heard it all before...so we don't need to hear it for EVERY NEW SUSPECT!" It almost seems like the author wanted a deductible trip to the Napa Valley and concocted this bizarre story so he could hang out there for a few months swilling wine, eating food (and writing pulp!)
The dialog is BORING. The romance is not steamy. And the ending? PUH-LEASE! It was awful. I don't think it even qualifies as an ending...It's more like "stoppage." The whole work is just completely lacking in "cleverosity." (yes, I think I just invented that term).

The funniest thing about this book? There's about 4 pages where the author acknowledges the assistance that he got from a variety of individuals...If I was one of them I would be embarrassed to be associated with this book. This author needs WAY MORE ASSISTANCE. The editor must either be afraid of this writer or have a high school education (and a mediocre high school at that!). I hate to sound like a snob, but in his acknowledgements this author acts like he wrote a David McCullough bio or a Michener epic...SORRY! YOU DIDN'T!

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