Meet Detective Kevin Byrne, rising star of the Philadelphia police force.
Christmas Eve, 1988: Partnered with streetwise veteran Frankie Sheehan, Byrne is called to investigate the brutal assault of a young woman in a crime-ridden neighborhood, The Devil’s Pocket.
There, with the rest of the city hunkered down in their holiday celebrations, relentless rookie Byrne must step out from his partner’s shadow to outwit a terrifying predator. It’s the beginning of a long career for Byrne, who will revisit the same vicious streets in Richard Montanari’s beloved Byrne and Balzano series.
“A Christmas Killing” is a short story that includes an excerpt from Richard Montanari’s terrifying Byrne and Balzano novel, Shutter Man.
Richard Montanari is the internationally bestselling author of The Doll Maker, The Stolen Ones, The Echo Man, The Devil’s Garden, Badlands, The Rosary Girls, The Skin Gods, Merciless, and more. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.