Shadow Season
Tom Piccirilli

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Narrated By: Elijah Alexander

Duration: 7 hours and 20 minutes

What to expect

An ex-cop, Finn was left literally blinded by violence. The one thing he can still see is the body of his wife, Dani, and a crime scene that won’t fade from his mind’s eye. Now a teacher, Finn never would have guessed that an isolated girls’ prep school could be every bit as dangerous as city streets. Especially when he stumbles upon a local girl lying in a graveyard in the middle of a raging blizzard.

Finn may live in a world of total darkness, but it’s about to get a splash of red. The memories that torment him still have the power to kill, and a group of innocent students has been put in harm’s way by a pair of vicious criminals stalking Finn for unknown reasons. Secrets are creeping from the shadows around him—the kind that even a man with perfect vision never sees until it’s too late. They’re about to become terrifyingly clear to Finn—and it all begins with the scent of blood.


Thriller / suspense fiction

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“Tom Piccirilli straddles genres with the boldness of the best writers today, blending suspense and crime fiction into tight, brutal masterpieces.”

James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author

“One of the most chilling thrillers of the exciting plot.”

Chicago Sun-Times

“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

“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

“This is an intense thriller not for sissies…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 multilayered character reveals itself to you with hammer blows page after page. Highly recommended for thriller fans who appreciate a quality read.”


“A brooding, character-driven chiller.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Shadow Season has enough mystery, suspense, dread, and mayhem to satisfy nearly every crime fan...The blizzard ratchets up tension...Terrific entertainment.”


Shadow Season is a brilliantly paced thriller, and the first book in a long time that I've stayed up all night reading…Make sure you have a bright reading lamp on your bedside'll need it.”

Crimespree magazine

Shadow Season is Tom Piccirilli at his absolute best…should delight anyone who enjoys intelligently written, high octane thrillers. Shadow Season is highly recommended.”

Horror World

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

“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.”