“Cannell’s sturdy just-the-facts style and intimate knowledge of L.A. police venues and procedures unflinchingly ring true in a culture that assumes even homicide “isn’t about justice; it’s about Nielsen ratings.” —Publishers Weekly
“The late Cannell’s last Scully novel is a fitting ending to the series, reminding us why Cannell was a significant part of our entertainment culture on TV and in print for decades: he was a darn good storyteller. This well-plotted story shouldn’t be missed.” —Romantic Times
“In his valedictory case, LAPD Detective Shane Scully (The Prostitutes’ Ball, 2010, etc.) finds real danger in the dubious world of reality TV . . . Well plotted and smartly paced. Scully goes out a winner.” —Kirkus Reviews
From the Back Cover
"Cannell knows how to cut to the chase."
―The New York Times
Lita Mendez has always been a thorn in the LAPD's side. An outspoken police critic and gang activist, she'd filed countless complaints against the department. So when she's found dead in her home, Detective Scully and his partner Hitchens fear the worst: that there's a killer in their ranks. And nowthat chilling possibility is about to become a reality…television show.
"Cannell's sturdy just-the-facts style and intimate knowledge of L.A. police procedures unflinchingly ring true." ―Publishers Weekly
Outside the crime scene, acamera crew has set up shop. Hosted by the charismatic Nixon Nash, "Vigilante TV" is dedicated to beating the cops at their own game: solving murders before they can. Scully knows that Nash will do anything in the name of self-promotion. But would he kill for killer ratings? Either way, Scully's not ready for his close-up. Not when the cameras are zooming in, his career is on the line, and the final credits are about to roll…
"In his valedictory case, LAPD Detective Shane Scully finds real danger in the dubious world of reality TV…Well plotted and smartly paced. Scully goes out a winner."
―Kirkus Reviews--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.