http://www.cannell.com/television-tvShows.php Stephen J. Cannell died on September 30, 2010 due to complications associated with melanoma. He will be greatly missed.
In this installment of Shane Scully's life, he and Alexa, his wife, investigate a triple murder. He gets a new partner, Hollywood Hitchens, who keeps telling him that these murders will make a great movie. As each thing that crops up in their investigation complicates solving the case, it does add to the "movie plot".
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I would love to see this book as a movie. It would be very exciting.