On the Grind: A Shane Scully Novel (Google eBook)

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Elmuttaqi Ismail, Jan 6, 2009 - Fiction - 320 pages
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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?


  

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Review: On The Grind (Shane Scully #8)

User Review  - Cynthia Rielley - Goodreads

Good characters, a little wonky on the pacing but could definitely stay with it for the interesting if absurd ( not in an awful way)plot. Read full review

Review: On The Grind (Shane Scully #8)

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
1
CHAPTER 2
6
CHAPTER 3
15
CHAPTER 4
19
CHAPTER 5
27
CHAPTER 6
34
CHAPTER 7
38
CHAPTER 8
45
CHAPTER 32
175
CHAPTER 33
180
CHAPTER 34
186
CHAPTER 35
192
CHAPTER 36
196
CHAPTER 37
200
CHAPTER 38
204
CHAPTER 39
208

CHAPTER 9
48
CHAPTER 10
55
CHAPTER 11
59
CHAPTER 12
67
CHAPTER 13
72
CHAPTER 14
76
CHAPTER 15
82
CHAPTER 16
89
CHAPTER 17
97
CHAPTER 18
102
CHAPTER 19
110
CHAPTER 20
114
CHAPTER 21
117
CHAPTER 22
126
CHAPTER 23
131
CHAPTER 24
136
CHAPTER 25
141
CHAPTER 26
146
CHAPTER 27
151
CHAPTER 28
156
CHAPTER 29
160
CHAPTER 30
164
CHAPTER 31
167
CHAPTER 40
212
CHAPTER 41
216
CHAPTER 42
221
CHAPTER 43
226
CHAPTER 44
230
CHAPTER 45
233
CHAPTER 46
238
CHAPTER 47
242
CHAPTER 48
246
CHAPTER 49
251
CHAPTER 50
255
CHAPTER 51
259
CHAPTER 52
263
CHAPTER 53
267
CHAPTER 54
271
CHAPTER 55
277
CHAPTER 56
282
CHAPTER 57
287
CHAPTER 58
291
CHAPTER 59
295
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
299
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About the author (2009)

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.

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