The Stolen Ones

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The Stolen Ones

By Richard Montanari

Mulholland Books, Hardcover, 9780316244701, 404pp.

Publication Date: February 25, 2014

Description

In Richard Montanari's chilling new suspense novel, a sealed-off network of secret passages connects all of Philadelphia to the killer hidden within.

Luther Wade grew up in Cold River, a warehouse for the criminally insane. Two decades ago the hospital closed it doors forever, but Luther never left. He wanders the catacombs beneath the city, channeling the violent dreams of Eduard Kross, Europe's most prolific serial killer of the 20th century.
A two-year-old girl is found wandering the streets of Philadelphia in the middle of the night by detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano. She does not speak, but she may hold the key to solving a string of murders committed in and around Priory Park.
As the detectives investigate, more bodies are found at Priory Park, and they're drawn closer and closer to the doors of Luther's devious maze and the dark secrets of Cold River.



About the Author
A novelist, screenwriter, and essayist, Richard Montanari's work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and scores of other national and regional publications. He is the OLMA-winning author of the internationally acclaimed thrillers Deviant Way and The Violet Hour that have now been published in more than twenty countries. Montanari currently makes his home in Cleveland, Ohio, where he is slavish only to the high arts of boxing, Italian food, and independent film.


Praise For The Stolen Ones

PRAISE FOR RICHARD MONTANARI:
"Full of surprises and dark shadows" --Booklist

"Plot-driven and compelling with hints of horror and parapsychology, this thriller is less of a whodunit and more of an exploration of character and motive. . . . Adventurous crime fiction and thriller readers and fans [of] Thomas Harris's Hannibal Lecter novels should enjoy." --Library Journal

"Richard Montanari's writing is both terrifying and lyrical, a killer combination that makes him a true stand-out in the crowded thriller market. A master storyteller at his very best." --Tess Gerritsen

"A master storyteller. Be prepared to stay up all night." --James Ellroy

"Montanari weaves a mesmerizing tale." --Lisa Gardner