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.
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.
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.
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.