Vertical Coffin/The Tin Collectors (Two Novels in One - Shane Scully Novels)

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9780312331900: Vertical Coffin/The Tin Collectors (Two Novels in One - Shane Scully Novels)

A nightmarish series of events sweeps LAPD's Sergeant Shane Scully and his wife (and boss), Alexa, into the vortex of an enormous, jurisdictional firestorm.

First, a sheriff's deputy, a friend of Shane's, is gunned down while serving a routine search warrant. His fellow deputies blame the incident on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, whom they angrily accuse of having failed to warn them that the suspect had a huge arsenal of illegal weapons in his house.

Soon thereafter, a member of the ATF Situation Response Team is shot to death, followed by the sniper murder of the Sheriff's Special Enforcement Bureau. At the request of the Mayor, LAPD, as an uninvolved and unbiased agency, assigns Shane Scully to investigate.

He is given an impossible deadline to find a solution before these two elite and deadly SWAT Teams kill each other off amid a hurricane of horrible publicity. Shane pursues his investigation in a direction that neither his chief nor his wife agrees with, and succeeds in putting himself, his loved ones, and his career in terrible jeopardy before he finally discovers the shocking and deadly truth.

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Praise for Hollywood Tough:
"Scully has ample opportunity to prove how 'Hollywood tough' he is...veteran writer/TV producer Cannell has concocted his special brand of reader candy."
--Kirkus Reviews

for The Viking Funeral:
"Stephen J. Cannell's The Viking Funeral is the sort of fast and furious read you might expect from one of television's most successful and innovative writer-producers."
--Los Angeles Times

for The Tin Collectors:
"Stephen Cannell has the screenwriter's fine ear for dialogue and great sense of timing and pacing as well as the novelist's gift of substance and subtlety.Cannell likes to write, and it shows."
--Nelson DeMille

"If you like cop novels, you're going to love this one. Cannell is a pro at the top of his game."
--Stephen Coonts

About the Author:

In his thirty-five-year-career, Emmy Award-winning writer STEPHEN J. CANNELL created more than forty TV series. Among his hits were The Rockford Files, Silk Stalkings, The A-Team, 21 Jump Street, Hunter, Renegade, Wiseguy, and The Commish. St. Martin’s Press is proud to have been his publisher for nearly a decade.  Learn more about him at his Web site: www.cannell.com.

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