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Vigilante Audiobook

Vigilante

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Publisher's Summary

Lita Mendez was a thorn in the LAPD’s side. An aggressive police critic and gang activist, she’d filed countless complaints against the department. So when she’s found dead in her home, Shane and Hitch fear the worst: that there’s a killer in their ranks.Outside the crime scene, Nixon Nash, the charismatic host of a hit reality show called Vigilante TV, has set up shop with his television crew. Nash’s show is dedicated to beating the cops at their own game, solving murders before they can. Now he has the murder of Lita Mendez in his sights and he presents the detectives with a choice: either join his team or prepare for a public takedown.But Scully suspects that Nash isn’t the folk hero he seems. If a detective got in his way, just how far would the TV host go in the name of self-promotion? On the heels of The Prostitutes’ Ball, called “the best Scully yet” (Kirkus Reviews) and “perfectly fresh” (Booklist), this new novel from the celebrated author has Detective Scully risking everything to save himself, his family, and the job he loves.

©2011 Stephen J. Cannell (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

Praise for Stephen J. Cannell: “A master storyteller.” (Michael Connelly)

“A great storyteller who keeps you nailed to the page.” (Ted Bell)

“Cannell is the gold in crime fiction.” (Stephen Coonts)

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    Willie A Whitehurst 11-04-15
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    "Fantastic Last Book"

    Though I'm saddened that this is the last Shane Scully book, it was a great read. As all the others were, too. Read the entire series and you'll be entertained for days. Television or print, SJC was a genius and his legacy will endure for years to come.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 04-17-14
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 04-17-14 Member Since 2013

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

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    "Absolutely Fantastic Crime Thriller!!!"

    Wow . . . my first Stephen Cannell book, but not my last . . . excellent narration . . . great story line . . . and had me guessing until the end . . . listened on a road trip . . . had to finish it . . . couldn't wait . . .

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Livia Tucson, AZ, United States 08-27-13
    Livia Tucson, AZ, United States 08-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Wonderful dialogue! Wonderful characters! A win!"

    I am sorry that this last book in the series is the first I have read. It has all the elements of a good mystery - twists and turns, interesting characters, and it is well paced. But the standout feature is Mr. Cannell's iconic used of words and language to describe characters and situations. The only other mystery author I have read who could make me laugh out loud with delight at their turn of a phrase was Dashiell Hammett ("A bullet kissed the door jam by my cheek."). The narration is perfect, and this book is worth the listen. Loved it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    R. Rothermel L.A. 07-09-12
    R. Rothermel L.A. 07-09-12

    genius author

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    "Cannell at his best is... Still Stephen Cannell."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'd recommend the book to fans of his countless TV shows because Shane is the typical Cannell hero, over the top in so many ways but good in the end... too damn bad if some semblence of adherence to the rules are tantamount in importance to the story.

    VIGILANTE is probably a remake in print form of a half dozen SJC TV eps over the 30 plus years of his prominence in TV production... most likely an ep or four of HUNTER where the hero is exiled from the force and alienated from his peeps at great risk to his status, health and well-being while he pursues the truth, guns blazing.

    Of course as an emerging author myself I have an abiding interest in how Cannell- one of my creative heroes for 30+ years- conducts himself in the guise of his heroes, and there is plenty to emulate here.

    Fun stuff.

    Not neurosurgery.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Brick is a great reader for material like this, excellent energy, very consistent, with the added bonus that his name sounds like a Cannell TV hero.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Joan Litchfield, CT, United States 01-19-16
    Joan Litchfield, CT, United States 01-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Technically incompetent"

    I'm writing this on an iPhone; so I'll make it short. The book was relatively over-the-top far-fetched. Then (spoiler alert) someone makes a 500 yard kill shot with a 9 mm Glock with a 3" barrel. That would be a decent (but make able) shot for a Marine sniper with a 7.62 Remington rifle. This author evidently has zero knowledge of firearms, especially pistols. Hillary Clinton probably knows more about weapons than Stephen Cannell. Last book of his I read.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 07-20-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 07-20-16 Member Since 2016

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "Scott Brick narrated books on sale for $4.95!"

    As I write this review there are about 30 hours left in Audible's sale of 54 books narrated by Scott Brick for $4.95 each. Many of them are in my library, but I purchased 9 including this one. It's a great deal for audiobooks performed by the narrator who NEVER disappoints.

    Stephen J Cannell died in 2010 and Vigilante, his last of 18 books, was published over a year later. Vigilante is and outstanding suspense novel that in my view falls just short of 5 star. It is Book 11 in the Shane Scully series.

    For those not familiar with Stephen Cannell he is a legend in the TV entertainment industry as a series creator, writer and actor. His books are excellent, but his work in dramatic TV series is where he is best known. It is a safe bet that almost everyone has seen and enjoyed his work.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    terry markovich 08-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "gripping"

    once again Stephen J Cannell has hit a home run. I didn't want the story to end.

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    Roger 08-04-16
    Roger 08-04-16 Member Since 2012
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    "The best Shane Skull book yet"

    Great story, interesting twist with an exciting ending. I couldn't stop listening. Scott Brick does an excellent job of interpreting Channel's story

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    Norman F. McGowin III MD 07-31-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Good 'Urn- gets better and better"

    great detective story . I've bought a couple if the author's other books after listening to this one.

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    mary 07-26-16
    mary 07-26-16

    I was an avid reader of books before my work took most of my time so now I listen to Audible books when I'm exercising or walking my dog. I like mystery and thriller novels, particularly good serial killer novels. I'm a writer and a psychotherapist.

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    "Scott Brick is My Favorite"

    male narrator. It's so refreshing to listen to a book narrated by Mr. Brick. I have a hard time finding one in the genre I like because I've listened to almost all of the ones he's narrated in fiction, suspense/mystery.

    I was engrossed the entire time but I don't know if it was because I was so thankful to be listening to a narrator that didn't sound like fingernails on a chalk board or the story was really that compelling.

    In any event, I never once thought about just stopping the story and moving on to my next book.

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