Lita Mendez was a thorn in the LAPD’s side. An aggressive police critic and gang activist, she’d filed countless complaints against the department. So when she’s found dead in her home, Shane and Hitch fear the worst: that there’s a killer in their ranks.
Outside the crime scene, Nixon Nash, the charismatic host of a hit reality show called Vigilante TV, has set up shop with his television crew. Nash’s show is dedicated to beating the cops at their own game, solving murders before they can. Now he has the murder of Lita Mendez in his sights and he presents the detectives with a choice: either join his team or prepare for a public takedown.
But Scully suspects that Nash isn’t the folk hero he seems. If a detective got in his way, just how far would the TV host go in the name of self-promotion?
On the heels of The Prostitutes’ Ball, called “the best Scully yet” (Kirkus Reviews) and “perfectly fresh” (Booklist), this new novel from the celebrated author has Detective Scully risking everything to save himself, his family, and the job he loves.
Praise for Stephen J. Cannell
“A master storyteller.” —Michael Connelly
“A great storyteller who keeps you nailed to the page.” —Ted Bell
“Cannell is the gold in crime fiction.” —Stephen Coonts
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"My first time reading a Cannell book. The story of two detectives in Los Angeles and a behind the scenes tv personality who profits off of unsolved murders. The book is a combination of murder mystery, thriller, surprises and sometimes witty detectives. I enjoyed the book and recommend it."
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