The Viking Funeral (Shane Scully Series #2)

The Viking Funeral (Shane Scully Series #2)

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by Stephen J. Cannell
     
 

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LAPD Sergeant Shane Scully, hero of Stephen J. Cannell's best-selling novel THE TIN COLLECTORS, returns in a novel that pits him against his closest childhood friend and puts the life of the woman he loves in dangerSee more details below

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LAPD Sergeant Shane Scully, hero of Stephen J. Cannell's best-selling novel THE TIN COLLECTORS, returns in a novel that pits him against his closest childhood friend and puts the life of the woman he loves in danger

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Readers willing to check their disbelief at the door will enjoy this latest over-the-top thriller by Cannell (The Tin Collectors). It's been three years since LAPD cop Shane Scully's best friend and fellow cop Jody Dean blew his brains out so what does it mean when Shane spots Jody driving in the next lane on the freeway? Shane's lover, Alexa Hamilton, herself a star in the LAPD, is skeptical of the sighting partly because Shane is undergoing psychiatric treatment until they find her boss dead in a faked suicide with a strange tattoo on his ankle. The tattoo is the symbol used by the Vikings, a group of brutal rogue cops in Jody's unit who were kicked off the force. A two-way radio at Sheperd's home leads Shane to Jody's hiding place, and it turns out he's involved in a lot more than just a rogue gang. Shane stumbles into a huge money-laundering conspiracy involving the cops, Colombian drug cartels and Big Tobacco. But in order to win Jody's trust and save his own life, Shane must betray Alexa. The action intensifies as the rogues, with Shane along with them undercover, face peril trying to keep ahead of murderous drug lords while the bodies pile up. Solid plotting with nail-biting suspense and multiple surprises keep the reader guessing and sweating right up to the cinematic ending. As the creator of such TV series as The Rockford Files and The A Team, Cannell has a knack for character and a bent for drama that will satisfy even the most jaded thrill lover. 10-city author tour. (Jan.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
Sergeant Shane Scully is back from the best-selling The Tin Collection with a big problem: he spots an old friend and colleague who supposedly committed suicide. It seems that there's a bunch of cops running around who went deep undercover and promptly went bad. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
By-the-numbers thriller about a money-laundering scam spearheaded by a giant tobacco company. Not a surprise in the carload.
From the Publisher
"Stephen J. Cannell's The Viking Funeral is the sort of fast and furious read you might expect from one television's most successful and inventive writer-production."--Los Angeles Times

"Cannell's brand of thriller is served straight up and he knows how to cut to the chase."-The New York Times

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429902618
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Series:
Shane Scully Series , #2
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
98,454
File size:
1 MB

Meet 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. 

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Pasadena, California
Date of Birth:
February 5, 1941
Place of Birth:
Los Angeles, California
Education:
B.S., University of Oregon
Website:
http://www.cannellbooks.com

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