Synopses & Reviews
If Detective Shane Scully's best friend, Jody Dean, committed suicide three years ago, then who did Shane just see for one fleeting moment on the Ventura Freeway? He's convinced it was his former colleague. Or was his mind playing tricks? Shane's lover, Alexa Hamilton, herself a lauded LAPD officer, happens to think so. But Shane knows what he saw. And for a rogue cop with nothing left to lose, the search for Dean has become more than an investigation. It's become an obsession.
The first clue to Dean's secret life--and suspicious death--is murder. The victim is Dean's former commanding officer. The connection taps into a corrupt, high-level conspiracy among L.A.'s finest that will put Shane and everyone he loves in harm's way. It will cut deep into the heart of betrayal and the meaning of friendship. And it will dare one cop already on the brink of madness to take on step further into darkness...
"Stephen J. Cannell's The Viking Funeral
is the sort of fast and furious read you might expect from one television's most successful and inventive writer-production."--Los Angeles Times
"Cannell's brand of thriller is served straight up and he knows how to cut to the chase."-The New York Times
When Shane Scully sees a dead colleague from the Los Angeles Police Department driving a car he knows that the man didn't commit suicide. Sent undercover to break a criminal network, the officer and five others had turned bad, and it became more than an investigation for Shane to uncover the truth.
LAPD Detective Shane Scully is convinced he has just seen his best friend and former colleague Jody Dean. But Jody committed suicide three years ago. Is his mind playing tricks? Shane soon becomes obsessed with finding the truth about Jody and taps into a corrupt, high-level conspiracy among L.A.'s finest that will put Shane and everyone he loves in harm's way. Martin's Press.
About the Author
Stephen J. Cannell (1941-2010) was the author of the bestselling Shane Scully books, including The Prostitutes Ball, The 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 co-created more than forty TV series. Among his hits were The Rockford Files, Silk Stalkings, The A-Team, 21 Jump Street, Hunter, Renegade, Wiseguy, and The Commish. He received numerous awards, including the Saturn Award - Life Career Award (2004), The Marlow Lifetime Achievement Award from Mystery Writers of America (2005), and the WGA Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement (2006). Having overcome severe dyslexia, Cannell was an avid spokesperson on the condition and an advocate for children and adults with learning disabilities. He was a third-generation Californian and resided in the Pasadena area with his wife, Marcia, and their children.