"the Darkness of Evil" (A Karen Vail novel) by Alan Jacobson:
The latest jaw-dropping thriller from USA Today bestselling author Alan Jacobson, featuring esteemed FBI profiler Karen Vail, on the hunt for an escaped serial killer…
Jasmine Marcks was a teenager when she discovered her father was a killer. First there was the strip of bloody duct tape, then the bloodstain on his shirt, and finally the long nights away from home that always coincided with another gruesome murder. Marcks killed fourteen people before he was finally put in chains. But as renowned FBI profiler Karen Vail soon learns, Marcks’s reign of terror is not over.
After writing a book about growing up the daughter of a serial killer, a letter arrives at Jasmine’s house—a single blank sheet of paper mailed from the maximum security prison Marcks now calls home. Hidden on the page is a secret message, a threat from a father who wants vengeance against the daughter who turned him in to the police. When Marcks breaks out of prison, Agent Vail must call on a legendary retired profiler to help find Marcks—and keep Jasmine alive.
After seven years working with two senior profilers at the FBI’s legendary Behavioral Analysis Unit, Alan Jacobson created Karen Vail—one of crime fiction’s most compelling characters, according to James Patterson and Michael Connelly. Vail has tangled with the worst serial killers America has to offer. But they were nothing compared to Roscoe Lee Marcks.