Hollywood Tough

Hollywood Tough

A Shane Scully Novel

Book - 2003
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Overhearing a Hollywood producer make suspicious remarks about the strange deaths of his ex-wives, LAPD officer Shane Scully fears for his wife's best friend, who is engaged to the producer, and enlists the aid of a former impresario to infiltrate the industry's underworld. 100,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
A Shane Scully Novel by the Bestselling Author of The Tin Collectors and The Viking Funeral

Emmy Award--winning writer-producer Stephen J. Cannell sets his next pulse-pounding thriller in the high-stakes world he knows best---Hollywood! In Hollywood Tough, organized crime attempts to take over the film craft unions.

Detective Shane Scully is back in the good graces of the department, hailed as a hero after bringing down a deadly gang of rogue cops in The Viking Funeral. At a glamorous Hollywood party with his new wife, Alexa, Shane overhears a famous producer make a suspicious remark about the strange deaths of his two ex-wives. Is he serious or merely joking around with his coterie of hangers-on? This becomes more than just police business, because the party is to celebrate the engagement of the producer to Alexa's closest friend.

Against his wife's wishes, Shane begins to look into this heavy-hitter's past. At the same time, he becomes aware of a high-profile wiseguy's attempt to control Hollywood's unions. He initiates an elaborate and expensive sting operation, actually setting up a phony production company to produce a bogus movie at LAPD expense. The plan is to draw the starstruck wiseguy into revealing his real purpose for coming to L.A. But before long the overbudgeted movie is rocketing into production. Tough, streetwise Scully, who thought he'd seen just about everything, is astounded by the distorted egos and total insanity of the movie business, and while he struggles to keep his sting operation from spinning wildly out of control, he and Alexa find themselves and Shane's teenaged son, Chooch, involved in something much bigger than they had ever imagined, something that puts all their lives on the line.


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Detective Shane Scully is back in the good graces of the LAPD, hailed as a hero after bringing down a deadly gang of rogue cops in the The Viking Funeral. At a glamorous Hollywood party with his new wife, Alexa, Shane overhears a famous producer make a suspicious remark about the strange deaths of his two ex-wives. Is he serious or merely joking around with his coterie of hangers-on? This becomes more than just police business, because the party is to celebrate the engagement of the producer to Alexa's closest friend.
Against his wife's wishes, Shane begins to look into this heavy-hitter's past. At the same time, he becomes aware of a high-profile wiseguy's attempt to control Hollywood's unions. He initiates an elaborate and expensive sting operation, actually setting up a phony production company to produce a bogus movie at LAPD expense. The plan is to draw the starstruck wiseguy into revealing his real purpose for coming to L.A. But before long, the overbudgeted movie is rocketing into production. Tough, streetwise Scully, who thought he'd seen just about everything, is astounded by the distorted egos and total insanity of the movie business, and while he struggles to keep his sting operation from spinning wildly out of control, he and Alexa find themselves and Shane's teenaged son, Chooch, involved in something much bigger than they had ever imagined, something that puts all their lives on the line.

Baker
& Taylor

Overhearing a Hollywood producer make suspicious remarks about the strange deaths of his ex-wives, LAPD officer Shane Scully fears for his wife's best friend, who is engaged to the producer.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312291020
0312291027
Branch Call Number: FICTION CANNELL
Characteristics: 346 p. ; 24 cm

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Aug 06, 2015

Didn't like it. There were too many terms from the gang slang that ended up taking away from the plot, which was quite flimsy to begin with. I don't think I'll be reading any more by Mr. Cannell

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