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Black Run

Daniel Philpott

Embark on a thrilling journey to the Italian Alps with 'Black Run', the first installment in a gripping crime series by Antonio Manzini. Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone finds himself in a remote Alpine town after falling out of favor with his superiors. When a mangled corpse is discovered, Rocco is determined to uncover the truth, even if it means dealing with the provincial locals and the dangerous mafia. Antonio Manzini's vivid storytelling and complex plots will keep you hooked from start to finish.

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A Dark and Mysterious Setting

The towering dark flanks of the Alps provide the perfect backdrop for a riveting mystery. As you listen to the wind whistling through the fir trees, you'll be transported to a place of intrigue and suspense. The Italian Alps are not just a beautiful landscape, but also the scene of a crime that will keep you guessing until the very end.

A Relatable and Engaging Protagonist

Rocco Schiavone, the Deputy Police Chief, is a character you won't soon forget. With his charm and flirtatious nature, he has more beautiful women in his bed than sensible shoes under it. Despite his love for the bustling streets of Rome, he finds himself stuck in a backwards Alpine town, surrounded by provincial locals and petty rules. But when a mangled corpse is discovered, Rocco is determined to solve the mystery.

The Crime and the Secrets

A body buried under six inches of snow, with no means of identification except for a tattoo of Luisa Pec, the owner of a popular local bar. As Rocco delves deeper into the case, he uncovers a web of passion, jealousy, and mafia involvement. The twists and turns will keep you on the edge of your seat, eager to unravel the secrets hidden in the Italian Alps.

A Sensational Crime Series

This audiobook is just the beginning of an enthralling crime series by Antonio Manzini. With his gripping storytelling and intricate plots, Manzini brings the beauty and darkness of the Italian Alps to life. Prepare yourself for a thrilling ride as Rocco Schiavone uncovers the truth behind the mysterious corpse.

©2015 Antonio Manzini (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Additional Info

Book Name: Black Run
Book Format: AudiobookFormat
Authors: Antonio Manzini
Narrators: Daniel Philpott
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Audiobook Length: 7H14M
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Language: English
Publish Date: 2015-04-28
Last Price: 14.18 USD

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is the book 'Black Run' about?

The book 'Black Run' is a sly, sizzling mystery set in the Italian Alps, and it is the first in a sensational crime series.

Where is the book set?

The book is set in the dark flanks of the Alps, where the wind whistles through the fir trees and there is an expanse of ice and snow with no end in sight.

Who is the main character in the book?

The main character in the book is Rocco Schiavone, who is Deputy Police Chief and has more beautiful women in his bed than sensible shoes under it.

Why is Rocco Schiavone stuck in the Alpine town?

Rocco Schiavone is stuck in the Alpine town after getting on the wrong side of the wrong people and being exiled there by his superiors.

What does Rocco Schiavone long for?

Rocco Schiavone longs for the fritto misto, cobbled streets, and lucky breaks of his beloved Rome.

How does Rocco Schiavone feel about the locals and his superiors?

Rocco Schiavone hates the provincial locals almost as much as he hates his superiors for their petty rules and for exiling him to the Alpine town.

What does Rocco Schiavone have to deal with?

Rocco Schiavone has to deal with a mangled corpse buried six inches under the snow, which is described as 'a pain in the ass, number 10 on the scale, summa cum laude'.

Is there any clue to identify the victim?

There is no clue to identify the victim except for a tattoo of Luisa Pec, the owner of a bar popular with the locals, and a pair of blue eyes popular with Rocco.

What are some possible motives for the crime?

Possible motives for the crime include passion and jealousy. The involvement of the mafia is also suspected.

Who is the author of 'Black Run'?

The author of 'Black Run' is Antonio Manzini.

Who is the publisher of 'Black Run'?

The publisher of 'Black Run' is HarperCollins Publishers Limited.


11 reviews for this audiobook
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    Sarah Johnson 25-Oct-2023

    I couldn't put this audiobook down! The plot was gripping and kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Antonio Manzini's writing style is engaging and brought the characters to life. Highly recommend!

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    John Anderson 26-Oct-2023

    I'm a big fan of detective novels, and this one did not disappoint. The story was well-crafted and filled with suspense. Antonio Manzini has a knack for creating complex characters that you can't help but invest in. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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    Emily Roberts 07-Nov-2023

    Black Run is a thrilling audiobook that will keep you hooked from beginning to end. Antonio Manzini's descriptive writing transported me to the stunning Italian Alps, making it feel like I was right there with the characters. Highly recommended!

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    Michael Sullivan 22-Nov-2023

    I've listened to many audiobooks in the mystery genre, and Black Run stands out as one of the best. Antonio Manzini has a talent for crafting intricate plots with unexpected twists. The narration was excellent, bringing the story to life. I couldn't stop listening!

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    Sophia Taylor 16-Dec-2023

    If you're looking for a gripping audiobook that will keep you guessing until the end, Black Run is a perfect choice. Antonio Manzini's writing style is fast-paced and captivating. The character development is superb, and the plot is full of surprises. Highly recommend!

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    Daniel Mitchell 31-Dec-2023

    Black Run is a fantastic audiobook that combines suspense, mystery, and rich character development. Antonio Manzini's storytelling had me hooked from the first chapter. The plot is unpredictable, and the ending left me wanting more. Highly recommended!

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    Olivia Adams 24-Jan-2024

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Black Run. Antonio Manzini's writing style is engaging, and the way he describes the snowy setting of the Italian Alps is mesmerizing. The story unfolds at a perfect pace, keeping you engaged till the end. Highly recommended for mystery lovers!

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    Nathan Parker 07-Feb-2024

    I'm a huge fan of detective novels, and Black Run impressed me. Antonio Manzini's protagonist, Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone, is a complex and fascinating character. The audiobook is filled with suspense and kept me guessing until the very end. Highly recommend!

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    Isabella Cooper 15-Feb-2024

    Black Run is a thrilling audiobook that will transport you to the beautiful yet dangerous world of the Italian Alps. Antonio Manzini's attention to detail is exceptional, making the story come alive in your mind. The twists and turns will keep you guessing. A must-listen!

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    Ethan Hughes 31-Mar-2024

    As a fan of crime thrillers, Black Run exceeded my expectations. Antonio Manzini's writing style is vivid, making it easy to visualize the chilling snow-covered landscape and feel the tension in the air. The storyline is engrossing, and the ending was satisfying. Highly recommended!

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    Ava Peterson 30-Apr-2024

    Antonio Manzini's Black Run is a must-listen for anyone who enjoys a thrilling detective story. The narration is impeccable, capturing the essence of the characters and the intensity of the plot. I couldn't stop listening, and the ending left me wanting more. Fantastic audiobook!

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