During his twenty-four year career in publishing, USA Today bestselling author Alan Jacobson has learned a thing or two about writing engaging stories and creating characters we care about. Jacobson has embedded himself with law enforcement officers across a range of agencies, including a multi-year stint with the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico; the DEA, US Marshals Service, ATF, NYPD, SWAT, and local bomb squads. In addition, he’s worked extensively with the US military, Scotland Yard, criminals, armorers, helicopter and fighter pilots, CEOs, historians, combat surgeons, astronauts, rocket scientists, and Navy SEALs.
These experiences help Jacobson create characters we care about as well as gripping, realistic stories. His series protagonist, FBI profiler Karen Vail, has resonated with both female and male readers and inspired esteemed writers such as Nelson DeMille, James Patterson, and Michael Connelly to call Vail one of the most compelling heroes in suspense fiction. Likewise, his OPSIG Team Black series has been lauded by real-life Navy SEALs.
Jacobson’s books have been published internationally and several have been optioned for film and television. A number have been awarded “Best of the Year” by Library Journal, The Strand Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and Suspense Magazine.
Jacobson has been interviewed extensively on television and radio shows, including CNN, NPR, and multiple ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox network affiliates.