Alan Jacobson. Inmate 1577: A Karen Vail Novel (2011) 452 pp.
Publisher’s description: “When an elderly woman is found raped and brutally murdered in San Francisco, [FBI profiler Karen] Vail heads west to team up with SFPD Inspector Lance Burden and her former task force colleague, Detective Roxann Dixon. As Vail, Burden, and Dixon follow the killer’s trail in and around San Francisco, the offender continues his rampage, leaving behind clues that ultimately lead them to the most unlikely of places: a mysterious island ripped from city lore whose long-buried decades-old secrets hold the key to their case. Alcatraz. The Rock.” Editor’s note: Issued simultaneously as an e-book and in a limited and signed hardcover first edition.
Setting: San Francisco; Alcatraz Island