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On the heels of  Three Shirt Deal, a New York Times bestseller, comes an electrifying new thriller from Stephen J. Cannell in which Lt. Shane Scully is accused of evidence tampering and his wife, Alexa, discovers Shane's been having an affair with a beautiful movie star.

Charged with felony misconduct in a high-profile solicitation of murder case, Lieutenant Scully is faced with an impossible decision: either quietly resign from his job as a detective for the LAPD, the work he loves, or face criminal prosecution. Rather than smear the department's reputation and his own, Scully chooses to leave. His colleagues of years feel betrayed to learn that a dirty cop has been in their midst. His wife, Alexa, the chief of detectives, leaves him, seeking a divorce for his dalliance with the accused in the case, a beautiful, well-known Hollywood actress. His son, Chooch, horrified by these events, won't even speak to him. Life as Scully knows it is over. Or so it seems . . .

In order to make a living the only way he knows how, Shane seeks employment from a police department that has been known to hire rejects from other departments: the Haven Park PD. Haven Park is an incorporated city near downtown Los Angeles, just one square mile in size and populated almost entirely by Mexican immigrants, most of them illegal. The department is a hotbed of corruption, in effect the personal goon squad and collection agency of the town's mayor, Cecil Bratano. Ushered into the department by his new partner, Alonzo Bell, Shane takes his lessons in policing from one of the dirtiest cops around.

But things in L.A. are hardly ever what they seem. Relentlessly harassed by an over-zealous FBI agent, the alluring Ophelia Love, and under the constant, violent, and hyper-paranoid scrutiny of his new comrades-at-arms, Shane finds himself in snare a far greater than any he could have expected. His estranged wife may be the only one who can get Shane out of this mess alive. The question is: Is she willing to do so?

About the Author

Stephen J. Cannell is an Emmy award—winning writer, and in his thirty-five-year career, he has created more than forty television series. Among his hits are The Rockford Files, Silk Stalkings, The A-Team, 21 Jump Street, The Greatest American Hero, Hunter, Renegade, Wiseguy, and The Commish. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children. Check out his Web site at www.cannell.com.

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ISBN-10:  0312366280
ISBN-13:  978-0312366285
Date Published:  January 6, 2009)
Format:  Hardcover: 320 pages, Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 1.2 inches
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review by . August 28, 2009
On the Grind, the eighth installment in the Shane Scully crime thriller series by Stephen J. Cannell is packed with suspense, intrigue and plenty of action from cover to cover.  Cannell is an Emmy-Award winning writer and the creator of over 40 television series including The Rockford Files, 21 Jump Street, The A-Team, Silk Stalkings, Hardcastle and McCormick, Hunter, The Greatest American Hero and The Commish.  The Shane Scully Crime Series began in 2001 and has produced such novels as …
review by . January 11, 2009
On The Grind by Stephen J. Cannell
Bang! Right off the bat, Shane is caught and charged with felony case-tampering and blackmail on an investigation into arms dealing by Harry Venture of Venture Studios in Hollywood. While Shane was investigating Venture, the FBI was investigating him also, and Shane's caught on video tape "swapping spit" all over town with Harry's starlet wife, Tiffany Roberts. Shane is forced to resign and give up his pension, but even worse Alexa kicks him out of the house for cheating on her.     With …
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