White Sister by Stephen J. Cannell
A Shane Scully Novel

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ONE IS his beloved.
Leaving L.A.'s Parker Center, Shane Scully and his wife, Alexa, agree to meet at home…but Alexa never arrives. Then Shane's called to a crime scene on Mulholland Drive, where the victim, an apparent gang member, has been executed--and left in Alexa's car. Her gun is the likely murder weapon.

THE OTHER Is his Nemesis.
As Shane desperately tries to find Alexa, his leads point to a feud between two gangsta-rap record companies, both heavily manned by Crips and Bloods. At the center of this war is a ruthless, beautiful Lady Macbeth-like white woman raised in Compton. Married to a multi-millionaire rap mogul, she is known as the White Sister.

It's his worst nightmare come true…
Shane is no stranger to big trouble, but he's never before been smeared as a "racist cop" or thrown in jail while there's a hit out on him. Much worse is the unknown fate of Alexa, and the fact that in the mysterious White Sister--who holds the clue to a sinister conspiracy--he may have met his match.

 

About Stephen J. Cannell

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Stephen J. Cannell (1941-2010) was the author of the bestselling Shane Scully books, including The Prostitute's Ball, The Pallbearers, and Three Shirt Deal. He was also an Emmy Award winning television writer and producer, and in his thirty-five-year-career, he created or co-created more than forty TV series. Among his hits were The Rockford Files, Silk Stalkings, The A-Team, 21 Jump Street, Hunter, Renegade, Wiseguy, and The Commish. He received numerous awards, including the Saturn Award - Life Career Award (2004), The Marlow Lifetime Achievement Award from Mystery Writers of America (2005), and the WGA Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement (2006). Having overcome severe dyslexia, Cannell was an avid spokesperson on the condition and an advocate for children and adults with learning disabilities. He was a third-generation Californian and resided in the Pasadena area with his wife, Marcia, and their children.
 
Published April 1, 2007 by St. Martin's Press. 351 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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At any rate, only Shane is prepared to call an obvious frame a frame, but nobody takes him seriously, since it’s well-known that love is blind, and that Shane is one bravura lover: “I love her with a power so pure it sometimes frightens me.” Consequently, he’s forced to investigate solo.

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With his frenetic fifth Shane Scully novel, bestseller Cannell (Cold Hit ) dishes out the action in forklift-sized servings.

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As Scully races to sort out what has happened and clear Alexa's reputation as well as his own, he finds himself sinking deeper and deeper into a morass of trouble and pain, one from which it is doubtful he will ever recover --- if, that is, he can.

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