49 episodes

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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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

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    NOCTURNAL Episode 1

    NOCTURNAL Episode 1

    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



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    • 35 min
    NOCTURNAL Episode 2

    NOCTURNAL Episode 2

    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



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    • 29 min
    NOCTURNAL Episode 3

    NOCTURNAL Episode 3

    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



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    • 31 min
    NOCTURNAL Episode 4

    NOCTURNAL Episode 4

    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



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    • 33 min
    NOCTURNAL Episode 5

    NOCTURNAL Episode 5

    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



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    • 34 min
    NOCTURNAL Episode 6

    NOCTURNAL Episode 6

    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



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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

Wootsy1 ,

ABSOLUTE CLASSIC

Very Dark and disturbing but terribly entertaining…totally draws you in. Wonderful storyline with great character development. It had the perfect balance of horror and humor of the origin story of a complex anti-hero.

The podcast is flawlessly narrated. I had to remind myself that it was one person narrating the book.

Definitely one of those stories good enough to listen to again.

Analitics ,

Great Book Great Author

Scott Sigler delivers again!

jlandis ,

It’s the characters

I don’t care if you’re into horror or not. Maybe you like period true crime or historical fiction… don’t matter. These characters stick. These are memorable characters you just “know”. You can hear them. You would recognize them on the street. Solid story telling, great plot, and some wonderful characters…

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