1.26.2009

Book Review: On the Grind

On the Grind by Stephen J. Cannell

This is the latest novel in the "Shane Scully" suspense series - many of which I've listened to (yay Scott Brick!) and enjoyed in the past, so when I was offered an advanced copy, I jumped on it!

This page-turner starts with a bang - Scully is disgraced by the LAPD and unceremoniously dumped by the department and his wife in one night. Scully finds himself at loose ends, before finding a job at the Haven Park PD, a known department full of corruption and other disgraced cops in a small principality near LA.

Scully finds himself launched into the politics and corruption of his new PD, while simultaneously trying to put his own life back together. You really see Scully as down and out as possible, and the trip through the pages is a great one as Scully tries to find the right path again.

I absolutely flew through this book, not wanting to put it down...Cannell is great at cliffhanger chapter ends, and his novels are filled with brisk action and snappy dialogue. Scully is such an engaging character, and one I've loved for ages, so I'm always happy to go on another adventure with him. If you liked the other novels in this series, you won't be disappointed with this nail-biter!

Highly recommended!

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