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In the last novel by acclaimed producer and New York Times bestselling author Stephen J. Cannell, LAPD detective Shane Scully and his partner Sumner Hitchens investigate a crime with ties to the sometimes violent world of reality TV

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, Detective Scully and his partner Hitchens fear the worst: that there's a killer in their ranks.

Outside the crime scene, Nixon Nash and his television crew have set up shop. Nash is the charismatic host of a hit reality show called "Vigilante TV," 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. He presents the detectives with a choice: either join his team, or prepare for a public takedown.

But Scully knows that Nash isn't the folk-hero he seems. He will do anything in the name of self-promotion. If a detective got in his way, would he be prepared to kill? In this new novel, Scully will have to risk everything save himself and the job he loves.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2011.
ISBN: 9780312646110
Characteristics: 312 p. ;,24 cm.


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Aug 20, 2013

As usual Cannell is par for the course.We've got another good story well crafted with well defined characters.

Jan 22, 2013

Notable as the last one in the series, with no more to follow due to the author's death.
Not the best in the series, but if you like L.A. cops you will enjoy riding along. I highly reccomend others in the series, don't judge them all by the final entry.

muddy8769 Jan 22, 2013

I need to read a good book while riding the trains and this one kept my interest.

May 28, 2012

One of the worst books I have ever read. Knew the killer nad motive by page 12. Skip this read. Any other random book will be far better than this.

Jan 08, 2012

Entertaining and easy read.

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