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Badlands - A Novel of Suspense

Richard Montanari

Philadelphia police detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano are working a new beat: the Special Investigations Unit, aka the cold case squad. Ironic, given that it's the height of a blazing hot August. But even these hardened homicide veterans are chilled to the bone as a dormant murder case stirs to life-leading Byrne and Balzano into the dark heart of their city, their souls, and a psyche of pure evil. Months before, a teenage runaway's body was found in the desolate, dangerous North Philly district dubbed the Badlands. Dead runaways were no novelty on these mean streets, but the Caitlin O'Riordan case was different. Her corpse was found in the basement of a rancid tenement apartment, the inexplicable cause of death: drowning. In the end, nothing was solved and the case was closed. Now a confession to the bizarre murder on the police tipline sends Byrne and Balzano rushing to make an arrest. But instead of a killer, they discover a ghastly scene: a jar containing human remains-along with a cryptic clue leading to an unlikely witness. Laura Somerville lives far from the squalor of the Badlands, and seemingly light-years from any connection to a murdered runaway. But moments after discussing the case with this elegant lady, Byrne and Balzano make another grisly discovery, and find an enigmatic word spelled out in Scrabble tiles. Across town, another victim's shallow grave reveals deeper mysteries. Her secret diaries portray a woman haunted by a shocking past, and obsessed with finding a depraved killer. Now, as the body count grows, a terrifying design literally takes shape. Pieces of a gruesome puzzle are being set into place by the cruel hands of a madman using the city as his game board. His playthings are the innocent, and his opponents-and pawns-are Byrne and Balzano, who must, before time runs out, decipher the truth about a shadowy house of horrors and its elusive master. Internationally acclaimed author Richard Montanari works his black magic to spine-tingling perfection in Badlands, conjuring all

Philadelphia police detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano are working a new beat: the Special Investigations Unit, aka the cold case squad. Ironic, given that it's the height of a blazing hot August. But even these hardened homicide veterans are chilled to the bone as a dormant murder case stirs to life-leading Byrne and Balzano into the dark heart of their city, their souls, and a psyche of pure evil. Months before, a teenage runaway's body was found in the desolate, dangerous North Philly district dubbed the Badlands. Dead runaways were no novelty on these mean streets, but the Caitlin O'Riordan case was different. Her corpse was found in the basement of a rancid tenement apartment, the inexplicable cause of death: drowning. In the end, nothing was solved and the case was closed. Now a confession to the bizarre murder on the police tipline sends Byrne and Balzano rushing to make an arrest. But instead of a killer, they discover a ghastly scene: a jar containing human remains-along with a cryptic clue leading to an unlikely witness. Laura Somerville lives far from the squalor of the Badlands, and seemingly light-years from any connection to a murdered runaway. But moments after discussing the case with this elegant lady, Byrne and Balzano make another grisly discovery, and find an enigmatic word spelled out in Scrabble tiles. Across town, another victim's shallow grave reveals deeper mysteries. Her secret diaries portray a woman haunted by a shocking past, and obsessed with finding a depraved killer. Now, as the body count grows, a terrifying design literally takes shape. Pieces of a gruesome puzzle are being set into place by the cruel hands of a madman using the city as his game board. His playthings are the innocent, and his opponents-and pawns-are Byrne and Balzano, who must, before time runs out, decipher the truth about a shadowy house of horrors and its elusive master. Internationally acclaimed author Richard Montanari works his black magic to spine-tingling perfection in Badlands, conjuring all
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Philadelphia police detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano are working a new beat: the Special Investigations Unit, aka the cold case squad. Ironic, given that it's the height of a blazing hot August. But even these hardened homicide veterans are chilled to the bone as a dormant murder case stirs to life-leading Byrne and Balzano into the dark heart of their city, their souls, and a psyche of pure evil. Months before, a teenage runaway's body was found in the desolate, dangerous North Philly district dubbed the Badlands. Dead runaways were no novelty on these mean streets, but the Caitlin O'Riordan case was different. Her corpse was found in the basement of a rancid tenement apartment, the inexplicable cause of death: drowning. In the end, nothing was solved and the case was closed. Now a confession to the bizarre murder on the police tipline sends Byrne and Balzano rushing to make an arrest. But instead of a killer, they discover a ghastly scene: a jar containing human remains-along with a cryptic clue leading to an unlikely witness. Laura Somerville lives far from the squalor of the Badlands, and seemingly light-years from any connection to a murdered runaway. But moments after discussing the case with this elegant lady, Byrne and Balzano make another grisly discovery, and find an enigmatic word spelled out in Scrabble tiles. Across town, another victim's shallow grave reveals deeper mysteries. Her secret diaries portray a woman haunted by a shocking past, and obsessed with finding a depraved killer. Now, as the body count grows, a terrifying design literally takes shape. Pieces of a gruesome puzzle are being set into place by the cruel hands of a madman using the city as his game board. His playthings are the innocent, and his opponents-and pawns-are Byrne and Balzano, who must, before time runs out, decipher the truth about a shadowy house of horrors and its elusive master. Internationally acclaimed author Richard Montanari works his black magic to spine-tingling perfection in Badlands, conjuring all

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

11h 55m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:14


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:21


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:02


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:32


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:45


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:26


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:01


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:58


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:25


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:28


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:59


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:15


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:05


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:06


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:54


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:44


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:26


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:45


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:22


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:44


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:44


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:15


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:55


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:04


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:09


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:39


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:42


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:51


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:54


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:07


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:30


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:16


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:24


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:06


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

01:41


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:31


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:02


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:29


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:15


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:52


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:39


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:56


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:08


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:32


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:43


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:56


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:11


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:48


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

01:46


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:40


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:24


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:11


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:04


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:59


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:38


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:49


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:30


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:07


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:20


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:21


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:20


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:56


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:55


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:56


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

02:48


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:19


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:55


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:06


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:49


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:28


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

01:17


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:19


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:12


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:49


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

02:27


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:46


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

01:08


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:46


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:25


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

01:56


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:18


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

02:04


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:03


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:50


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

01:17


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:42


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:44


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:18


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:04


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:57


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:47


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:07


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

02:06


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

01:34


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

02:58


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

02:36


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:49


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:48


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:35


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:37


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

03:06


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:19


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

01:54


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

02:40


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:42


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:39


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:32


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:10


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:17


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:24


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

01:48


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:29


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

03:54


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

05:17


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:49


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:22


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

03:26


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

03:38


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

03:20


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:04


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

01:04


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

05:20


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

01:44


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

03:13


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

01:08


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:01


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

02:01


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

03:16


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

03:02


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

02:37


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

01:44


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

01:37


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

02:43


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

03:13


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

01:27


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

03:39


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

01:50


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

02:12


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

04:11


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

01:33


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

03:43


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

03:45


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

02:16


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

04:15


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

05:58


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

03:58


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

03:09


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

02:04


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

00:24