Hollywood Tough : Shane Scully

  • by Stephen J. Cannell
  • Narrated by Paul Michael
  • Series: Shane Scully
  • 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At a glamorous Hollywood party with his new wife, Alexa, Detective Shane Scully 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. While he struggles to keep his sting operation from spinning wildly out of control, he and Alexa find themselves involved in something much bigger than they had ever imagined, something that puts all their lives on the line.

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What the Critics Say

"Once again, veteran writer/TV producer Cannell has concocted his special brand of reader candy." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Customer Reviews

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Poor Narration

I really enjoy the Shane Scully series, but the narration was so bad it distracted from the story. Try one read by Scott Brick.
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- Don

Lots of fast-paced fun action

The book manages to do something that action books rarely accomplish: it is both funny and taut. It is a thriller with a sense of humor that actually works. I've read a fair number this autho's work and he is not usually this good. He tries hard, though and THIS time, he got it right. Give this one a listen. It's worth it.
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- Marilyn Armstrong

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2003
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio