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Shadow Season by Tom Piccirilli
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Oct 27, 2009 | ISBN 9780553592474

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“One of the most chilling thrillers of the year. Shadow Season is an intriguing story of isolation and violence with a haunted man at its center….Piccirilli uses Shadow Season’s unusual setting to ratchet up the tension, telling a story that is simple, but nevertheless very suspenseful. He also does a convincing job of portraying the life of a man who can’t see, adding a unique and inviting twist to what is already an exciting plot.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“In Piccirilli’s brooding, character-driven chiller, former New York City cop Finn, recently blinded, wallows in his new role as an English teacher at a posh girls’ boarding school….Terrified of solitude and driven by his cop instincts, Finn embarks on a wrenching journey that exposes the raw emotion of a man nearly destroyed by disability and circumstance.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Shadow Season has enough mystery, suspense, dread, and mayhem to satisfy nearly every crime fan….The blizzard ratchets up tension, as does our eagerness to learn why Finn wants to kill Ray….Terrific entertainment.”—Booklist
Shadow Season is a brilliantly paced thriller, and the first book in a long time that I’ve stayed up all night reading….In the world Piccirilli has created, darkness takes many forms, both real and metaphorical. Make sure you have a bright reading lamp on your bedside table…you’ll need it.”—Crimespree Magazine
Shadow Season is a beautifully written thriller filled with heart and wit, sharp dialogue and characters you utterly believe in. A great ride.”—Robert Ferrigno, author of Heart of the Assassin
“Reading Shadow Season is like being put through an emotional wringer.  Visceral.  Savage.  Intense.  Powerful.  Finn is a fascinating character…I can’t think of another in recent memory with such a multi-faceted personality or more compelling mix of gut-level feelings.”–Bill Pronzini, MWA Grandmaster
“Tom Piccirilli is at the forefront of the new breed of crime writers, welding his sense of history to a modern sensibility, creating a strong new voice.”–Max Allan Collins, author of Road to Perdition
“This is an intense thriller not for sissies….You will appreciate the portrayal of the main character Finn’s so-called disability, which really isn’t one given the way he knows how to utilize it. The entire plot never lets the reader take a breath and never lets up on the gut-wrenching emotional safari into Finn’s world of blackness. The dialogue, plot and the multi-layered character reveals itself to you with hammer blows page after page. Highly recommended for thriller fans who appreciate a quality read.”—The Coloradoan
“The book rockets along. This is an ‘anyone can die at any time’ thriller, and if you think you’ve figured out what’s going on before it’s all over, well, you’re better at figuring than I am….Piccirilli’s been establishing quite a nice reputation for himself, and this book will only add to that. Check it out.”—Bill Crider
Shadow Season is Tom Piccirilli at his absolute best. It is an erotically charged and brutally violent novel that will please not only his fans, but should delight anyone who enjoys intelligently written, high octane thrillers.  Shadow Season is highly recommended.”—Horror World


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