Book Reviews of Cold Hit (Shane Scully, Bk 5)

Cold Hit  (Shane Scully, Bk 5)
Cold Hit - Shane Scully, Bk 5
Author: Stephen J. Cannell
ISBN-13: 9780312347352
ISBN-10: 0312347359
Publication Date: 8/1/2006
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 70 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Like the characters in this series, this is a good story but it gets tiresome getting through all the initials of everything, every little title of some kind of law agency or event or something is reduced to initials and it gets tiresome reading those, otherwise good book.
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Solid series - I especially like his smart aleck attitude. Sometimes a bit fantastic (Alex and a helicopter?) but the journey makes it worthwhile to suspend credibility
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From Publishers Weekly: "After a successful career as a television writer-producer (The Rockford Files; Wiseguy), Cannell is carving a strong second, thanks mainly to the series featuring LAPD homicide sleuth Shane Scully. In this outing, Scully's partner has slipped into an angry, alcoholic funk and their high-priority casethe search for a serial slayer who snips the digits of his homeless victimsis usurped by a task force headed by an arrogant FBI profiler. Cannell's strong suit has always been unique characters, and Scully's world-weary cop and family man is no exception. Add to that an intriguing mystery, authentic cop jargon (smoothly translated), snapshot descriptions of Southern California locales and a couple of tense and amusing LAPDHomeland Security face-offs. Brick's rendition is clear, precise and effective in adding accent touches. While he knows how to build tension when a buzz saw is pressed to Scully's hand, his voice is too youthful and newsreader perfect to stand in for a disillusioned veteran cop. Scully narrates the novel, and a deeper, darker timbre would have turned this entertaining audio into an exceptional one." Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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Very good....kept me turning the pages.
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This is a great book..both my husband and I loved it. Shane Scully is trying to solve the murders of what appears to be a serial murderer. Meanwhile, his partner is falling apart.. drinking and arriving to work late or not arriving at all. Because his partner had helped him when he was a drunk, Scully tries to help him.

However, the corpses keep appearing and it would seem as if someone with inside information is committing these crimes. The corpses are all defiled. Scully feels that these are "copycat" murders and runs afoul of other agencies as he tracks his prey. Not able to trust anyone as the murderer could be a cop, he must work quietly and patiently.

Soon he is led into the world of international espionage and things get more and more complicated.

This is a cannot put down kind of book. Realize that once you start it, you will not want to put it down.
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Another big hit for Detective Shane Scully. Cannell crafts a solid story.
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Shane Scully finds himself in a case that spirals outward from local crime to international espionage dating back to the 1980's unraveling the mystery of a Cold War act of betrayal, a brutal street crime and a killer waiting to hit again.
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Cannell has a futuristic thriller with Cold Hit. This is a great read and very hard to put down.

Shane Scully has found his footing while his partner is going down in flames and a serial murderer rattles L.A. Each corpse has been mysteriously defiled. Then, in the middle of the hunt, Scully gets an idea that may cost him his life. Scully suspects that someone with inside information has neatly "hidden" one murder inside this messy serial killer case. His copycat theory ignites a crossfire between LAPD and the Feds.
Now Scully knows he has a ten-year-old cop-killing to clear, while two street-smart detectives lead him into a secret world of international espionage and a powerful counter-terrorism chief from the top of the US government warns him away. To do his job, Scully must risk everything-unraveling the mystery of a Cold War act of betrayal, a brutal street crime, and a killer just waiting to his again.
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A serial murderer is on the loose in LA. The Feds and LAPD are in the crossfire...and international espionage is in the mix......great read
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The action rarely lets up!!!
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This was my first time reading this author, which is surprising since he is pretty well known.

I really liked his writing style and found the Shane Scully character very likable. I also liked the pacing and the storyline was believable. All in all, a very good mystery/thriller.
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Loved this book, Shane Scully is the best. If you like Shane you definately will like this one.
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The Cold Hit was Spot On! You can't go wrong with a Stephen J Cannell book. He's one of my fave authors!!