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Badlands: A Novel of Suspense, Montanari, Richard

Badlands: A Novel of Suspense

Authors: Montanari, Richard
Series: Jessica Balzano & Kevin Byrne
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC030000, FIC022020, FIC031080
ISBN: 9780345509468, Related ISBNs: 0345492420, 0345492439, 0345509463, 1415961786, 1415961794
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 400
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: “Save this one for a weekend when you won’t have to stop reading.”—The Globe and Mail

A teenage runaway’s body is found in the basement of a rancid tenement building in the desolate, dangerous North Philly district dubbed the Badlands. The inexplicable cause of death: drowning. Months later, this dormant homicide case stirs back to life. A confession to the bizarre murder sends Philadelphia police detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano rushing to make an arrest. But what they find will chill these hardened veterans to the bone. As the body count grows, a terrifying design literally takes shape. Pieces of a gruesome puzzle are being set into place by 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.

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Richard Montanari's The Echo Man.

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