Cold Hit (Shane Scully Series #5)

Cold Hit (Shane Scully Series #5)

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Cold Hit (Shane Scully Series #5) by Stephen J. Cannell, Scott Brick, Scott Sowers

Cannell delivers non-stop action and intrigue in the latest installment of his New York Times bestselling Shane Scully series Shane Scully and his partner are assigned to the case of “the Fingertip Killer”—a serial murderer preying on homeless veterans in Los Angeles. Every two weeks he strikes: he beats his victims, then shoots them in the back of the head. Once they’re dead, he cuts off their fingertips, closes their eyes, and tosses them in the river.

The latest killing, however, does not quite fit the pattern. It appears to be the work of the Fingertip Killer, but Scully suspects an elaborate copycat murder meant to hide a criminal conspiracy. A bullet pulled from the victim’s skull produces what police call a “cold hit,” an unexpected ballistics match linking one unsolved case to another, and the previous victim was an LA Police officer, killed ten years earlier.

After heavy-handed FBI agents throw him off the Fingertip Killer case, Scully teams up with his wife and boss, Alexa, and a pair of tough cops from the LAPD’s anti-terrorism squad. Outside the law and deep undercover, they fight to see justice done for the slain officer, and, possibly, to unravel a murderous plot with connections high up in the Homeland Security office.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593977726
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication date: 08/01/2005
Series: Shane Scully Series , #5
Edition description: Abridged
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Stephen J. Cannell (1941-2010) was the author of the bestselling Shane Scully books, including The Prostitute's Ball, The Pallbearers, and Three Shirt Deal. He was also an Emmy Award winning television writer and producer, and in his thirty-five-year-career, he created or co-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. He received numerous awards, including the Saturn Award - Life Career Award (2004), The Marlow Lifetime Achievement Award from Mystery Writers of America (2005), and the WGA Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement (2006). Having overcome severe dyslexia, Cannell was an avid spokesperson on the condition and an advocate for children and adults with learning disabilities. He was a third-generation Californian and resided in the Pasadena area with his wife, Marcia, and their children.

Hometown:

Pasadena, California

Date of Birth:

February 5, 1941

Place of Birth:

Los Angeles, California

Education:

B.S., University of Oregon

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Cold Hit (Shane Scully Series #5) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
ggrossman More than 1 year ago
Number 5 in the series, a great read. Non-stop, so it is hard to put down. All the books in this series have been reliably good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have really enjoyed this series. I was so upset when I heard Shephen died and I can't get my Scully fix now. Good book and good series.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read all the previous Shane Scully novels and enjoyed them. Maybe it's familiarity with the characters or maybe the writing is better, but I enjoyed this one a lot. I shouldn't be surprised, Cannell certainly has a resume.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a pretty good read. This would make a good movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Cold Hit, Stephen J. Cannell's latest Shane Scully novel, Shane finds himself not only up against a dangerous serial killer, but also the FBI, the CIA, the Russian Mafia, the Israeli Mossad, and the Department of Homeland Security. The pace is phenominal, the characters and their relationships are richly textured, the action is non-stop, and his dialogue is sharp, authentic, and frequently hilarious. Cannell also provides his readers with some serious food for thought about the potential danger to our individual freedoms should the powers granted to law enforcement in the Patriot Act ever be abused. For those who are already fans of Shane Scully and for those who may be finding him for the first time, Cold Hit is a 'must read'...