On The Grind

On The Grind

St. Martin's Press | January, 2009  | 320 Pages | ISBN: 978-0-312-36628-5

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Shane Scully is unceremoniously dismissed from the LAPD after striking a plea bargain to avoid prosecution for blackmailing a movie actress, Tiffany Roberts, who was seeking a hit man to off her unsavory husband. Outraged at reports that Scully slept with Roberts, Scully's wife, who's chief of detectives, throws him out.

Eventually, the ex-cop lands an entry-level job in Haven Park, a city known for the most corrupt police department in California. The stakes rise after the detective's new colleagues on the Haven Park police force recruit him to hobble the political aspirations of a reform candidate for mayor.

Visit the On The Grind website.

On The Grind

St. Martin's Press | January, 2009  | 320 Pages | ISBN: 978-0-312-36628-5

Order:  Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Shane Scully is unceremoniously dismissed from the LAPD after striking a plea bargain to avoid prosecution for blackmailing a movie actress, Tiffany Roberts, who was seeking a hit man to off her unsavory husband. Outraged at reports that Scully slept with Roberts, Scully's wife, who's chief of detectives, throws him out.

Eventually, the ex-cop lands an entry-level job in Haven Park, a city known for the most corrupt police department in California. The stakes rise after the detective's new colleagues on the Haven Park police force recruit him to hobble the political aspirations of a reform candidate for mayor.

Visit the On The Grind website.

On The Grind

"Cannell has historically infused his dramatic endeavors with an inside-the-loop point of view, and he takes this practice to new levels with ON THE GRIND. Scully provides an over-the-shoulder look at police corruption, as well as street gang membership and arms smuggling. The book’s long climax is particularly fascinating. Cannell has a cinematic eye for detail that he brings to the printed page with as much care and craft as he did to film. The result is a story and a narrative that is exciting and entrancing in every way."
Joe Hartlaub, Bookreporter