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NOCTURNAL

Author: Scott Sigler

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Sigler comes a tale of murder, madness, and an unspeakable evil lurking beneath the streets of San Francisco.

San Francisco homicide inspector Bryan Clauser is losing his mind. How else to explain his dreams, dreams that mirror — with impossible accuracy — gruesome murders drenching the city in blood? How else to explain the feelings these dreams provoke in him? Not disgust, not horror, but excitement.

As Bryan and his longtime partner Pookie' Chang investigate the killings, they learn that things are even stranger than they initially seem. The victims are all enemies of an ostracized teenage boy, a boy gripped by the same violent, prescient dreams that haunt Bryan.

When Bryan and Pookie dig deeper, they uncover disturbing details of a mysterious cult known as “Marie’s Children,” and of San Francisco’s secret history of serial killers, a history that their superiors — from the mayor to the police chief and on down — seem desperate to keep hidden. 

Featuring a dazzlingly plotted mystery and a terrifying descent into a nightmarish underworld -— along with some of the most incredible action scenes ever told and an explosive, gut-wrenching conclusion you won't soon forget — NOCTURNAL is a spectacular outing from one of the horror genre's brightest stars.


CREDITS:


  • Presented by Empty Set Entertainment

  • Written by Scott Sigler

  • Narrated by Phil Gigante

  • Directed & Engineered by Corey Young

  • Podcast production assistance by Allie Press and Evo Terra of Simpler Media Productions (Simpler.media)

  • For more audio fiction from Scott Sigler, please visit ScottSigler.com

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NOCTURNAL Trailer

NOCTURNAL Trailer

2022-02-1901:471

Homicide detective Bryan Clauser is losing his mind. How else to explain the dreams he keeps having—dreams that mirror, with impossible accuracy, the gruesome serial murders taking place all over San Francisco? How else to explain the feelings these dreams provoke in him— not disgust, not horror, but excitement? As Bryan and his longtime partner Pookie Chang investigate the murders, they learn that things are even stranger than they at first seem. The victims are all enemies of an outwardly ordinary young boy—a boy who is gripped by the same dreams that haunt Bryan. Meanwhile, a shadowy vigilante, seemingly armed with superhuman powers, is out there killing the killers. And Bryan and Pookie's superiors—from the Mayor on down—appear strangely eager to keep the detectives from discovering the truth. Doubting his own sanity and stripped of his badge, Bryan begins to suspect that he's stumbled into the crosshairs of a shadow war that has gripped his city for more than a century—a war waged by a race of killers living in San Francisco's unknown, underground ruins, emerging at night to feed on those who will not be missed.  And as Bryan learns the truth about his own intimate connections to the killings, he discovers that those who matter most to him are in mortal danger… and that he may be the only man gifted—or cursed—with the power to do battle with the nocturnals. Featuring a dazzlingly plotted mystery and a terrifying descent into a nightmarish underworld—along with some of the most incredible action scenes ever put to paper and an explosive, gut-wrenching conclusion you won't soon forget—NOCTURNAL is the most spectacular outing to date from one of the genre's brightest stars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NOCTURNAL Episode 1

NOCTURNAL Episode 1

2022-02-2037:221

In the first episode of NOCTURNAL, Paul Maloney was once "Father" Paul Maloney, but his sordid deeds meant a defrocking, a fall from grace. Now Paul thinks people are after him, and he seeks sanctuary at a church that was once his. San Francisco homicide inspectors Bryan "The Terminator" Clauser and Pookie Chang usually work the night shift, but the brutal murder of a well-connected businessman has them on days. Maloney, Clauser, and Chang are about to meet, and not in a way that will make anyone happy. Written by Scott Sigler Performed by Phil Gigante Directed & Engineered by Corey Young Production Assistance by Allie Press Copyright 2022 by Empty Set Entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NOCTURNAL Episode 2

NOCTURNAL Episode 2

2022-02-2131:20

Meet Rex Deprovdechuk: young, bullied, forlorn, and struggling to find his place in the world. Feeling sick, but no chance his surly mother will let him stay home from school. Even so, his day gets better when he hears the news about one Father Paul Maloney. Written by Scott Sigler Performed by Phil Gigante Directed & Engineered by Corey Young Production Assistance by Allie Press Copyright 2022 by Empty Set Entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NOCTURNAL Episode 3

NOCTURNAL Episode 3

2022-02-2233:051

Bryan and Pookie visit with Frank Lanza and his crew, recently transplanted to San Francisco from the East Coast. Unsurprisingly, things don’t go exactly as planned. When the bullets fly, who will be left standing? And, Rex begins the rite of passage we have all faced, only for him, the change becomes a nightmare. Written by Scott Sigler Performed by Phil Gigante Directed & Engineered by Corey Young Production Assistance by Allie Press Copyright 2022 by Empty Set Entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NOCTURNAL Episode 4

NOCTURNAL Episode 4

2022-02-2334:17

Going through a bit of a hard few years, Aggie James most just wants to be warm, dry, and extremely high. Doesn’t make any trouble, doesn’t want anything troubling him. Just as we meet him, he’s about to meet a few new folks himself … folks who are the very definition of trouble.  Written by Scott Sigler Performed by Phil Gigante Directed & Engineered by Corey Young Production Assistance by Allie Press Copyright 2022 by Empty Set Entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NOCTURNAL Episode 5

NOCTURNAL Episode 5

2022-02-2435:17

Bryan’s career is on the line as he and Pookie get the results from the Shooting Review Board. Was it a “righteous shoot,” or is Bryan — who has killed five people in the line of duty — the trigger-happy killer most cops think he is. When Aggie James wakes up, he will find that things have changed for the worse. Rex faces someone even meaner and more frightening…his mother. Written by Scott Sigler Performed by Phil Gigante Directed & Engineered by Corey Young Production Assistance by Allie Press Copyright 2022 by Empty Set Entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NOCTURNAL Episode 6

NOCTURNAL Episode 6

2022-02-2531:49

The line between Bryan’s dreams and hard reality has been growing thinner and thinner. His worst nightmare yet leads him into a situation that will make him question his sanity. Written by Scott Sigler Performed by Phil Gigante Directed & Engineered by Corey Young Production Assistance by Allie Press Copyright 2022 by Empty Set Entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NOCTURNAL Episode 7

NOCTURNAL Episode 7

2022-02-2636:30

The mangled corpse of Oscar Woody on the pavement, graffiti painted on the brick walls in his blood, and everything points toward one man as the killer: Bryan Clauser. Will homicide inspector Pookie Chang do the right thing and bring his partner in? Written by Scott Sigler Performed by Phil Gigante Directed & Engineered by Corey Young Production Assistance by Allie Press Copyright 2022 by Empty Set Entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NOCTURNAL Episode 8

NOCTURNAL Episode 8

2022-02-2735:38

Rex is ditching school today, dreading the inevitable bullying and shame after the BoyCo boys broke his arm. Besides, he is too excited by last night’s dream where he got revenge by murdering Oscar Woody. If only it weren’t a dream…Pookie continues to manage the fallout of an impossible situation: is his partner a crazed killer? And as the autopsy results start to come back for Robin Hudson, she’s left to wonder: just what kind of a killer is she looking at? Written by Scott Sigler Performed by Phil Gigante Directed & Engineered by Corey Young Production Assistance by Allie Press Copyright 2022 by Empty Set Entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NOCTURNAL Episode 9

NOCTURNAL Episode 9

2022-02-2836:03

Bryan and Pookie start tracking down Oscar Woody’s killer but run into two obstacles: one from a kid that might very well be the next victim and another from a most unexpected source. Aggie James finally meets one of his captors. The White Dungeon’s mysteries slowly unfold, but will this meeting lead to a cadre of masked men coming to drag him away, kicking and screaming?  Written by Scott Sigler Performed by Phil Gigante Directed & Engineered by Corey Young Production Assistance by Allie Press Copyright 2022 by Empty Set Entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NOCTURNAL Episode 10

NOCTURNAL Episode 10

2022-03-0130:30

The results of Oscar Woody’s autopsy turned up very strange results, which Robin tries to explain to Verde and The Birdman. Rex Deprovdechuk drew a picture of Oscar, and now Oscar is dead. Rex wonders what will happen if he makes a new drawing … will another member of BoyCo wind up mutilated? Written by Scott Sigler Performed by Phil Gigante Directed & Engineered by Corey Young Production Assistance by Allie Press Copyright 2022 by Empty Set Entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NOCTURNAL Episode 11

NOCTURNAL Episode 11

2022-03-0234:38

Pookie tends to his getting-sicker-by-the-moment partner as he wonders if it’s possible he doesn’t know Bryan as well as he thinks he does. As Bryan finally gets some rest, Pooks calls Robin for a gut check just how Terminator-like Bryan might be. And when Bryan sleeps, he dreams. Dreams of terrible things for the BoyCo crew. Written by Scott Sigler Performed by Phil Gigante Directed & Engineered by Corey Young Production Assistance by Allie Press Copyright 2022 by Empty Set Entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NOCTURNAL Episode 12

NOCTURNAL Episode 12

2022-03-0341:58

Pookie forces himself to believe his instincts and not his eyes as he investigates another homicide strangely connected to Bryan. As reality makes less sense, Pookie and Bryan find some comfort in the familiar police working of canvassing for witnesses. Meanwhile, across town, Rex finds comfort in the unfamiliar — his own strength. He discovers that he is changing, changing in ways that defy explanation. Written by Scott Sigler Performed by Phil Gigante Directed & Engineered by Corey Young Production Assistance by Allie Press Copyright 2022 by Empty Set Entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NOCTURNAL Episode 13

NOCTURNAL Episode 13

2022-03-0433:21

Aggie’s ordeal in the White Dungeon worsens, something he didn’t think possible. Pookie gets some key info on the cover-up from Black Mister Burns, while Bryan pays a much-needed visit to his father. Written by Scott Sigler Performed by Phil Gigante Directed & Engineered by Corey Young Production Assistance by Allie Press Copyright 2022 by Empty Set Entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NOCTURNAL Episode 14

NOCTURNAL Episode 14

2022-03-0529:39

Robin’s role as the acting Chief Medical Examiner means she’s the first to process the body of Jay Parlar, the latest member of the BoyCo gang to die. For the first time in six months, this brings her face—to—face with her ex-lover Bryan Clauser. Can she shed light on what happened to Parlar, and is there any hope to rekindle her romance with The Terminator? Written by Scott Sigler Performed by Phil Gigante Directed & Engineered by Corey Young Production Assistance by Allie Press Copyright 2022 by Empty Set Entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NOCTURNAL Episode 15

NOCTURNAL Episode 15

2022-03-0632:571

Bryan and Pookie were kicked off the case by Chief Zou, but not before Pookie had Black Mister Burns investigate the occult symbols found at the murder scenes. Burns came up with a hit: a man who reported the same symbols decades earlier, during the Golden Gate Slasher case. That man? Mister Biz-Nass. Bryan and Pookie pay him a visit. Written by Scott Sigler Performed by Phil Gigante Directed & Engineered by Corey Young Production Assistance by Allie Press Copyright 2022 by Empty Set Entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NOCTURNAL Episode 16

NOCTURNAL Episode 16

2022-03-0737:24

Aggie James gets another visitor in the White Dungeon, one that won’t last long. Pookie works on his “series bible,” and Roberta Deprovdechuk catches Rex doing something nasty. Written by Scott Sigler Performed by Phil Gigante Directed & Engineered by Corey Young Production Assistance by Allie Press Copyright 2022 by Empty Set Entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NOCTURNAL Episode 17

NOCTURNAL Episode 17

2022-03-0832:56

Rex finds himself more and more inspired by his newfound talent for drawing and the unexpected side effects his art seems to be having on the BoyCo boys' survival rates. Across town, Aggie James wakes up, soberer and soberer with each day, which isn’t making his situation any easier. Then, in a surprise turn, Hilary gives him a glimmer of hope. And downtown, Bryan seems much recovered from his recent illness as he and Pookie meet up with Black Mr. Burns at the Pine Crest Diner to discuss his recent findings about the Golden Gate Slasher. Written by Scott Sigler Performed by Phil Gigante Directed & Engineered by Corey Young Production Assistance by Allie Press Copyright 2022 by Empty Set Entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NOCTURNAL Episode 18

NOCTURNAL Episode 18

2022-03-0934:452

In the aftermath of the confrontation at Rex’s house, Marco escapes the apartment with Rex in tow. With every cop in the city now looking for a killer, Marco spirits Rex away to a hidey-hole until the wee hours of the morning when it’s safe to go home. Back at Rex’s apartment, now crawling with San Francisco’s finest, Bryan and Pookie try and tie all the emerging pieces together. Is Rex the key to finding the BoyCo killer? Or is Rex, who is now missing, in danger? And for Bryan, will finding Rex help solve the mystery of his strange new dreams? Written by Scott Sigler Performed by Phil Gigante Directed & Engineered by Corey Young Production Assistance by Allie Press Copyright 2022 by Empty Set Entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NOCTURNAL Episode 19

NOCTURNAL Episode 19

2022-03-1041:41

Alex Panos and Issac Moses are on the run from the unknown forces out to slaughter everyone in their gang. Little do they know that Rex, awash in his newfound power, has ordered Marco to kill them — and Rex wants to be there to watch. A new threat enters the mix, a threat that will run headlong into Bryan and Pookie. Written by Scott Sigler Performed by Phil Gigante Directed & Engineered by Corey Young Production Assistance by Allie Press Copyright 2022 by Empty Set Entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Darcy Jennings

Classic old school audio thriller ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Feb 11th
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