On the Grind

On the Grind

Book - 2009/01/06
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Baker & Taylor
Charged with felony misconduct in a high-profile solicitation of murder case, Lieutenant Scully is forced to resign from the LAPD and to seek employment with the corrupt police department in a small suburb of Los Angeles. There he becomes ensnared in political blackmail, and his only hope of clearing his name and coming out alive lies with his estranged wife, Alexa, the LAPD chief of detectives

McMillan Palgrave

On the heels of Three Shirt Deal, a New York Times bestseller, comes an electrifying new thriller from Stephen J. Cannell in which Lt. Shane Scully is accused of evidence tampering and his wife, Alexa, discovers Shane’s been having an affair with a beautiful movie star.

Charged with felony misconduct in a high-profile solicitation of murder case, Lieutenant Scully is faced with an impossible decision: either quietly resign from his job as a detective for the LAPD, the work he loves, or face criminal prosecution. Rather than smear the department’s reputation and his own, Scully chooses to leave. His colleagues of years feel betrayed to learn that a dirty cop has been in their midst. His wife, Alexa, the chief of detectives, leaves him, seeking a divorce for his dalliance with the accused in the case, a beautiful, well-known Hollywood actress. His son, Chooch, horrified by these events, won’t even speak to him. Life as Scully knows it is over. Or so it seems . . .

In order to make a living the only way he knows how, Shane seeks employment from a police department that has been known to hire rejects from other departments: the Haven Park PD. Haven Park is an incorporated city near downtown Los Angeles, just one square mile in size and populated almost entirely by Mexican immigrants, most of them illegal. The department is a hotbed of corruption, in effect the personal goon squad and collection agency of the town’s mayor, Cecil Bratano. Ushered into the department by his new partner, Alonzo Bell, Shane takes his lessons in policing from one of the dirtiest cops around.

But things in L.A. are hardly ever what they seem. Relentlessly harassed by an over-zealous FBI agent, the alluring Ophelia Love, and under the constant, violent, and hyper-paranoid scrutiny of his new comrades-at-arms, Shane finds himself in snare a far greater than any he could have expected. His estranged wife may be the only one who can get Shane out of this mess alive. The question is: Is she willing to do so?



Blackwell North Amer
Charged with felony misconduct in a high-profile solicitation of murder case, Shane Scully is faced with an impossible decision: either quietly resign from his job as a detective for the LAPD, the work he loves, or face criminal prosecution. Rather than smear the department's reputation and his own, Scully chooses to leave. His colleagues of years feel betrayed to learn that a dirty cop has been in their midst. His wife, Alexa, the chief of detectives, leaves him, seeking a divorce for his dalliance with the accused in the case, a beautiful, well-known Hollywood actress. His son, Chooch, horrified by these events, won't even speak to him. Life as Scully knows it is over. Or so it seems ...
In order to make a living the only way he knows how, Shane seeks employment from a police department that has been known to hire rejects from other departments: the Haven Park PD. Haven Park is an incorporated city near downtown Los Angeles, just one square mile in size and populated almost entirely by Mexican immigrants, most of them illegal. The department is a hotbed of corruption, in effect the personal goon squad and collection agency of the town's mayor, Cecil Bratano. Ushered into the department by his new partner, Alonzo Bell, Shane takes his lessons in policing from one of the dirtiest cops around.
But things in L.A. are hardly ever what they seem. Relentlessly harassed by an overzealous FBI agent, the alluring Ophelia Love, and under the constant, violent, and hyperparanoid scrutiny of his new comrades-at-arms, Shane finds himself in a snare far greater than any he could have expected. His estranged wife may be the only one who can get Shane out of this mess alive. The question is: is she willing to?

Baker
& Taylor

Forced to resign from the LAPD after being accused of the same misconduct for which his wife has left him, Lieutenant Shane Scully takes a job in a small California precinct, where he is unexpectedly challenged by local corruption and an overzealous FBI agent.
Forced to resign from the LAPD after being accused of the same misconduct for which his wife has left him, Lieutenant Shane Scully takes a job in a small California precinct, where he is unexpectedly challenged by local corruption, an overzealous FBI agent, and a beautiful woman. 100,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, Expected publication date - 2009/01/06
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312366285
0312366280
Branch Call Number: FICTION CANNELL
Characteristics: 306 p

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Jan 29, 2013

Good plotting and reads like a typical Cannell TV series. No big surprises but holds one's interest

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