Vigilante

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Center Point Pub., 2011 - Fiction - 327 pages
49 Reviews
""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.

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Old friend Shane Scully and a really kick ass ending. - Goodreads
Cannell has passed away, and I'll miss his writing. - Goodreads
The plot is quite intriguing. - Goodreads
I will miss his writing as he was a great author. - Goodreads
Got a little bit far-fetched, but an excellent ending. - Goodreads
Police procedural with a noir twist. - Goodreads

Review: Vigilante (Shane Scully #11)

User Review  - Wendy - Goodreads

The final Shane Scully novel, Vigilante, happens to be my introduction to the late Stephen J. Cannell's books. The plot is quite intriguing. A well-known gang activist is murdered in Los Angeles. The ... Read full review

Review: Vigilante (Shane Scully #11)

User Review  - Michael Sova - Goodreads

Stephen J. Cannell created, co-created, wrote for, or otherwise participated in a slew of hit television series including Ironside, Colombo, Adam-12, The Rockford Files, City of Angels, The Greatest ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Stephen J. Cannell was born in Los Angeles, California on February 5, 1941. He was dyslexic and struggled through school. After graduating from the University of Oregon, he drove a truck for his father's home-decorating business and wrote TV scripts at night and on the weekends. His first writing successes were story ideas sold to Mission Impossible. Four years later, he sold a script for It Takes a Thief. In 1966 a script he submitted for Adam 12 so impressed the producers at Universal that they offered him the position of head writer. At Universal he wrote and helped create several TV shows including The Rockford Files, Baretta, and Baa Baa Black Sheep. He started his own production company in 1979, generating The A-Team, Riptide, Hunter, and 21 Jump Street. Other credits include Wiseguy, Renegade, and Silk Stalkings. He has scripted over 1,500 TV episodes and created or co-created over 40 programs. His first novel, The Plan, was published in 1995. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 15 novels including Final Victim, King Con, and the Shane Scully series. He died of complications associated with melanoma on September 30, 2010 at the age of 69.

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