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.
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)
Yes, good to listen while working etc.
The end was predictable. The journey was worth it though.
He is one of the best, that is why I bought the book.
i am addicted to audio books. I always have one on in my car, or on my i-pod when I'm cleaning or shopping. I always have loved to read
Shaun Scully is one of my favorite detective. I enjoy how he thinks and how oblivious he is to authority. Somehow he always comes out on top
I continue to enjoy Cannell's series work. Looking forward to the next. I'm sure somebody has thought of this but... these would make a good basis for a TV show.
i think the audio version is better than the print version.
yes it did.
i have heard him on all of the shane scully series and his voice is captivating.
It's been a while since I listened to a Shane Scully novel, and this was a treat. Though the bad guy is pretty readily apparent, there were enough plot twists to keep my interest.
I actually like the part after the arrest best. I won't spoil it, but just say I suspect it's more realistic than just ending the novel with the perp in handcuffs.
Shane, of course. Ever the self-aware tough guy.
Love to read and listen to books. I prefer detective stories, but also read some sci fi.
I liked the pace of the story.
Yes, because you did not know what was going to happen next.
I did not laugh or cry, but it did touch a nerve considering the injustices some people will do to make themselves look better.
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