The Edgar and Emmy Award-winning writer and producer delivers a high-concept thriller of inter-bureau conspiracy and betrayal
A nightmarish series of events sweeps LAPD’s Sergeant Shane Scully and his wife (and boss), Alexa, into the vortex of an enormous, jurisdictional firestorm. First, a sheriff’s deputy, a friend of Shane’s, is gunned down while serving a routine search warrant. His fellow deputies blame the incident on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, whom they angrily accuse of failing to warn them that the suspect had a huge arsenal of illegal weapons in his house. Soon thereafter, a member of the ATF Situation Response Team is shot to death, followed by the sniper murder of a member of the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau. At the request of the Mayor, the LAPD—an uninvolved and unbiased agency—assigns Shane to investigate. He is given an impossible deadline to find a solution before these two elite and deadly SWAT Teams kill each other off amid a hurricane of horrible publicity. Stephen Cannell is one of television’s most prolific and recognized producers. His Shane Scully series has been gaining a growing audience since the publication of The Tin Collectors, and Vertical Coffin is his best outing yet.
The Edgar and Emmy Award-winning writer and producer delivers a high-concept thriller of inter-bureau conspiracy and betrayal.,
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, having created or co-created more than forty TV series such as The A-Team and 21 Jump Street. His numerous awards include The Marlow Lifetime Achievement Award from Mystery Writers of America, and the WGA Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement.
Scott Brick has performed on film, television, radio, and stage. AudioFile magazine named him a Golden Voice and “one of the fastest-rising stars in the audiobook galaxy.” He has won an Audie Award for Dune: The Butlerian Jihad and over 40 AudioFile Earphones Awards. In 2007, Scott was named Publishers Weekly’s Narrator of the Year.
Vertical Coffin was published on January 1, 2004.The Vertical Coffin Audiobook is 533 hours and 20 minutes. Speechify has the Abridged edition version of the audiobook.
Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.
Vertical Coffin includes the following subjects: Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural. The BISAC Subject Code is Fiction, Thrillers, General.
The author of Vertical Coffin is Stephen J. Cannell.
The narrator for the Vertical Coffin Audiobook is Scott Brick.