The Tin Collectors

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Allen & Unwin, 2002 - Los Angeles (Calif.) - 389 pages
Stephen J. Cannell is a "master" (People)...an author "at the top of his game" (Larry King)...a writer "whose energy is guaranteed to hook thrill seeking readers" (Booklist) and whose books are "smart, fast...and teeming with appealing character." (Publishers Weekly).

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Shane Scully of the LAPD gets a late night call from the wife of his former partner - she says her husband is going to kill her. He makes a mad dash over to their house where he finds his former ... Read full review

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This gets two stars because it evoked in me enough curiosity about what was going on to persist to the end. But it certainly left me not ever wanting to read another book by the author. For one, the ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

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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