The Tin Collectors

The Tin Collectors

St. Martin's Press | December, 2000 | 389 Pages | ISBN: 13: 9780312269593

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Sgt. Shane Scully, a well-decorated L.A. detective, receives a late-night phone call from Barbara Molar, a former girlfriend and current wife of Shane's ex-partner, Ray. Ray has a history of violence, and right now he is trying to kill Barbara. Without waiting for backup, Shane runs to the rescue and is forced to kill Ray in self-defense. Fully expecting to be vindicated after a routine debriefing, instead Shane finds himself persona non grata with fellow officers and the mayor. He's a murder suspect, and he's accused of stealing sensitive case files that Ray was working on at home.

The case is referred to Shane's former nemesis Alexa Hamilton, a legendary "tin collector" at Internal Affairs. In a subplot, Shane helps out Sandy Sandoval, a call girl turned police informant, with her confused, angry son. Sandy is involved in a sting operation and enlists Shane's help as a role model for 15-year-old Chooch, who is on the verge of being expelled from private school. While helping Chooch mature and defending his own career, Shane suddenly discovers that Alexa is really a secret ally. The pair, now tentative lovers, follow a convoluted trail exposing political land graft.

The Tin Collectors

St. Martin's Press | December, 2000 | 389 Pages | ISBN: 13: 9780312269593

Order:  Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Sgt. Shane Scully, a well-decorated L.A. detective, receives a late-night phone call from Barbara Molar, a former girlfriend and current wife of Shane's ex-partner, Ray. Ray has a history of violence, and right now he is trying to kill Barbara. Without waiting for backup, Shane runs to the rescue and is forced to kill Ray in self-defense. Fully expecting to be vindicated after a routine debriefing, instead Shane finds himself persona non grata with fellow officers and the mayor. He's a murder suspect, and he's accused of stealing sensitive case files that Ray was working on at home.

The case is referred to Shane's former nemesis Alexa Hamilton, a legendary "tin collector" at Internal Affairs. In a subplot, Shane helps out Sandy Sandoval, a call girl turned police informant, with her confused, angry son. Sandy is involved in a sting operation and enlists Shane's help as a role model for 15-year-old Chooch, who is on the verge of being expelled from private school. While helping Chooch mature and defending his own career, Shane suddenly discovers that Alexa is really a secret ally. The pair, now tentative lovers, follow a convoluted trail exposing political land graft.

The Tin Collectors

The Tin Collectors

“The Tin Collectors never stops: It’s compelling, frightening – and in the end, very moving.  Don’t miss it.”
Janet Evanovich
“I’ve been a Stephen Cannell fan since his remarkable King Con, and he keeps getting better.  The Tin Collectors is an LAPD story that possesses both heart and soul, a fresh and different look at the men and women who, even more that the NYPD, are the most media-covered police force in the world.  Stephen Cannell has the screenwriter’s fine ear for dialogue and great sense of timing and pacing as well as the novelist’s gift of substance and subtlety.  Cannell likes to write and it shows.”
Nelson DeMille