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3.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 5 3.71 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen J. Cannell Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2005 ISBN:
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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 10 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.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Bach | 1/16/2014

    " Really like Shane Scully. Stephen Cannell has a great style, one that keeps me up at night. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 1/4/2014

    " Suspenseful and informative as only Cannell can write. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ConvincoDude | 1/3/2014

    " Among the best of Cannell's bibliography. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael crage | 1/3/2014

    " This is one of many Shane Scully novels. If you like tough-nosed detective stories with action, you will like them. I started reading Stephen J. Cannell's books because I enjoyed several TV shows he created. (i.e. The A-Team, Silk Stocking, The Rockford Files for a few.). He is a very readable author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George Gates | 12/26/2013

    " Cood cop who done it thriller. Author keep me moving through the pages. Loved the subtle humor and the ending was perfect. I recommend you read it. You will love it, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J | 12/14/2013

    " I really liked the characters in this book and have read several others of his as well. It was a great read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe O'c | 12/1/2013

    " Good; Continuing character: Shane Scully; a serial killer who clips off the fingers of his victims, Russian mobsters, and dirty feds make for the latest villians "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Omar | 11/28/2013

    " RIP Mr Cannell. :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann Gillis | 11/14/2013

    " I like this series - good detective novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allen | 8/2/2013

    " Cannell is almost always reliable, in his books and in his tv work. This book is build around two well developed characters we have seen before in other of his books. An enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 4/22/2013

    " Another great novel in this series. This time the story twists to involve the Russian mob and even Scully gets his sights confused with who he thinks the real serial killer is. Suspense right til the end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 3/6/2013

    " I enjoy this series but this book is not his best so far. Took too long to get the story going which is so unlike his style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reecie | 5/20/2012

    " A serial murderer, a world of international espionage and a powerful counter-terrorism chief from the top of the U.S. government. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leon Aldrich | 3/2/2012

    " Another fine reason of why I can't get enough of this genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 2/28/2012

    " Shane Scully has to deal with a drunk partner and bodies turning up around town. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 2/18/2012

    " a new author for me. I enjoyed this police procedural mystery/thriller. Will read more by this author. Good quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 12/20/2011

    " Good characterization. Action was fairly fast paced . Dialog was colorful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 7/18/2011

    " Detective Shane Scully LAPD in hunting a suspected serial killer gets involved in something much bigger. International espionage and interference from Homeland Security and the FBI as well as problems with his partner put in grave danger before all is said and done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 6/22/2011

    " I liked this one and it was really much better than I thought it would be. The characters were better drawn than in some entries in this series and the action was unexpected at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 1/26/2011

    " Detective Shane Scully LAPD in hunting a suspected serial killer gets involved in something much bigger. International espionage and interference from Homeland Security and the FBI as well as problems with his partner put in grave danger before all is said and done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 9/16/2010

    " I liked this one and it was really much better than I thought it would be. The characters were better drawn than in some entries in this series and the action was unexpected at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 4/21/2010

    " Suspenseful and informative as only Cannell can write. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe | 8/27/2009

    " Good; Continuing character: Shane Scully; a serial killer who clips off the fingers of his victims, Russian mobsters, and dirty feds make for the latest villians
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 3/28/2009

    " a new author for me. I enjoyed this police procedural mystery/thriller. Will read more by this author. Good quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 12/14/2008

    " A good old fasioned crime solver. The characters have lots of family issues intertwined in the development and solving of the crime. I liked the fact that the main detective's wife was also his boss. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 8/10/2008

    " Shane Scully has to deal with a drunk partner and bodies turning up around town. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allen | 3/16/2008

    " Cannell is almost always reliable, in his books and in his tv work. This book is build around two well developed characters we have seen before in other of his books. An enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reecie | 2/8/2008

    " A serial murderer, a world of international espionage and a powerful counter-terrorism chief from the top of the U.S. government. "

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About the Author
Author Stephen J. Cannell

Stephen J. Cannell (1941–2010) was the author of the New York Times bestselling Shane Scully books, including The Prostitute’s BallThe 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 cocreated more than forty television series. He was a third-generation Californian and resided in the Pasadena area with his wife, Marcia, and their children.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.