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In THE PLAN, Stephen J. Cannell delivers mind-boggling political thrills as Ryan Bolt, a promising writer/producer, is caught up in a deadly game of power and TV network shenanigans.

In KING CON, Tino Bates, a grifter, teams up with a beautiful and brilliant DA to bring down a mob boss. Ingenious, exhilarating, hilarious, and vastly entertaining, KING CON is a confidence-game yarn in the spirit of THE STING.

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Overview

In THE PLAN, Stephen J. Cannell delivers mind-boggling political thrills as Ryan Bolt, a promising writer/producer, is caught up in a deadly game of power and TV network shenanigans.

In KING CON, Tino Bates, a grifter, teams up with a beautiful and brilliant DA to bring down a mob boss. Ingenious, exhilarating, hilarious, and vastly entertaining, KING CON is a confidence-game yarn in the spirit of THE STING.

Stephen J. Cannell, founder of the Cannell Studios in Los Angeles, has created more than thirty-five television shows including "The Rockford Files," "Baa Baa Black Sheep," "The A-Team," "Riptide," "21 Jump Street," "Wiseguy," "Hunter," and "The Commish."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787120146
  • Publisher: NewStar Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Abridged, 8 Cassettes
  • Product dimensions: 4.24 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 2.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen J. Cannell
Stephen J. Cannell
An Emmy Award-winning writer and producer of such TV hits as The Rockford Files, Wiseguy, and The A-Team, Stephen J. Cannell has also locked up a successful career as a crime novelist with his popular line of Shane Scully detective thrillers.

Biography

An Emmy Award-winning writer and producer of some of television's best-known pop cop dramas, including The Rockford Files, The A-Team, 21 Jump Street, The Commish, and Wiseguy, Stephen J. Cannell has spent more than 35 years of writing for the big and small screens.

However, in one of crime fiction's most successful second acts, Cannell's career as a bestselling novelist began over two decades after he left his prints on the television world.

His debut novel, a political thriller called The Plan, burst onto the crime fiction beat in 1995. Said the New York Times Book Review of his first literary outing: "The thrust of the novel is unassailable." Cannell's follow-up, Final Victim, was a serial killer tale in the popular Silence of the Lambs vein. "Relentless.... Mesmerizing... Stephen J. Cannell is a great entertainer. The man can write," said The Washington Post Book World of Cannell's sophomore smash. Feature film rights to his third outing, a rollicking mob tale entitled King Con, were sold to MGM for $1 million, with Cannell writing the screenplay for the film and John Travolta slated to star.

Two other stand-alone thrillers, Riding the Snake (1998) and The Devil's Workshop (1999), were also well received, both critically and commercially. But Cannell would truly hit paydirt with the introduction of Shane Scully, a renegade LAPD sergeant who would come to star in a string of bestsellers beginning with 2001's The Tin Collectors. Named for those Internal Affairs officers who "police the police" -- and take the badges of cops who don't play by the rules -- the new turn displayed Cannell's "knack for character and a bent for drama that will satisfy even the most jaded thrill lover," according to Publishers Weekly.

Cannell's most recent books -- The Viking Funeral (2001) and Hollywood Tough (2002) -- continue to find Scully getting into all manner of dicey situations. but Cannell will always be there to bail him out for another adventure.

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Cannell has severe dyslexia, a learning disability that forced him to be held back three grades before graduation from high school. Says Cannell in our interview, "I made one up, but I was certainly thought Least Likely to Succeed. This condition has helped to motivate me and has allowed me to enjoy my unexpected success as a writer for 35 years."

He has never had writer's block, which Cannell says he thinks "is usually caused by the desire to be perfect. The idea that I would be perfect at anything was knocked out of me by third grade. I write to entertain myself."

On his approach to writing, Cannell tells us, "I always try to write something I have never written before. This is why I have created such diverse TV series, ranging from the cartoonish A-Team to dark, cerebral dramas like Wiseguy."

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    1. Hometown:
      Pasadena, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 5, 1941
    2. Place of Birth:
      Los Angeles, California
    1. Education:
      B.S., University of Oregon
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