Shane Scully is a most unconventional cop. He has the weirdest plans and spins the wildest webs to catch dangerous criminals but somehow they always work. This one is no different. We have drug lords, gangbangers, mexican mafia, italian mafia, hollywood producers/directors/actors and believe it or not, it all starts with a prostitute. This is on twisted tale.
I most admit that eventhough I enjoyed the book, I found myself skipping the parts involving the movie script and production. This was like listening to a foreign language and was beyond boring. The rest of the book was spectacular.
awesome read both my husband and I enjoyed it.
Detective Shane Scully and his new wife -- and boss -- Alexa hunt a killer in the crazy Hollywood jungle.
LAPD detective Shane Scully and his new wife, and boss, Alexa, go undercover in a sting to keep the Mafia from invading the Hollywood movie industry. At the same time Shane's son searches for his girlfriend who has been kidnapped by a local gang. Non-stop action for this family.
Well written until the very end when the protagonist's actions become implausible. Knocks half a star off the rating.
Another great Shane Scully story.
Although I like the characters in the Shane Scully series there just hits and misses for me with the stories and this one was a miss.
For starters it takes forever to get it started and then it introduces too many people to keep track of then it takes off in three or more directions to keep track of and then you have to keep track of the people for each direction it takes then you have to wade through so much descriptions it is boring, then you have to try to pronounce names/places you have no clue what they are but then you have to read through more description of what those names/places mean? This is just way too long and too complicated to keep track of everything so just skim the pages quickly and pick up on what you need to know and move on.
I keep trying this series because I like the characters but at times it is just too much when it is like this one.
I really enjoyed this audio. Hollywood, movie big-wigs and LA gangs. Stephen Cannell's writing is slick and witty. He is the creator of over 40 TV series and it's easy to see why they were such hits. I'm looking for more by this author.
Unabridged Approx 10 hours 6 tapes
Detective Shane Scully is back in the good graces of the department, hailed as a hero after bringing down a deadly gang of rogue cops in The Viking Funeral. At a glamorous Hollywood party with his new wife, Alexa, Shane overhears a famous producer make a suspicious remark about the strange deaths of his two ex-wives. Is he serious or merely joking around with his coterie of hangers-on? This becomes more than just police business, because the party is to celebrate the engagement of the producer to Alexa's closest friend.
Against his wife's wishes, Shane begins to look into this heavy-hitter's past. At the same time, he becomes aware of a high-profile wiseguy's attempt to control Hollywood's unions. He initiates an elaborate and expensive sting operation, actually setting up a phony production company to produce a bogus movie at LAPD expense. The plan is to draw the starstruck wiseguy into revealing his real purpose for coming to L.A. But before long the overbudgeted movie is rocketing into production. Tough, streetwise Scully, who thought he'd seen just about everything, is astounded by the distorted egos and total insanity of the movie business, and while he struggles to keep his sting operation from spinning wildly out of control, he and Alexa find themselves and Shane's teenaged son, Chooch, involved in something much bigger than they had ever imagined, something that puts all their lives on the line.
A star-studded Malibu party is the last place Detective Shane Scully expects to find a small-time hustler he once busted. But Nicky Marcello's now a producer with a whole new set of friends . . .
and problems. His favorite starlet has vanished into the abyss of drugs and prostitution, and he needs Scully's help to find her. When she turns up brutally murdered, Scully and his new wife--and boss--Alexa take their cue to find her killer by infiltrating the private hells of the Hollywood elite.