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The Tin Collectors

(2000)
(The first book in the Shane Scully series)
A novel by

 
 
When he's awakened at 2am by a phone call from his former partner's wife, Sergeant Shane Scully rushes to the aid of the battered woman. He's met with a scene of domestic abuse, and though Scully does his best to calm the enraged Lt. Raymond "Steeltooth" Molar, he's ultimately forced to kill his ex-partner. Although this should be a relatively open-and-shut case of self-defense, Molar was one of the most beloved and highly decorated officers on the force. Now Scully's not only receiving threats from his fellow cops; he's also become the target of the Internal Affairs Division -- called the Tin Collectors because of all the badges they've taken and all the careers they've ruined.

But Scully's troubles are just beginning. He learns that Molar was on special assignment as one of the mayor's bodyguards, and there's a videotape circulating containing some sort of evidence of high-placed corruption. Although Scully doesn't have the tape, the crooked individuals among the department brass and the IAD are convinced he does, and they set about to destroy Scully any way they can. To make matters worse, Scully is caring for an ex-lover's difficult teenage son, so he's forced to act as a surrogate father and a friend to the boy, even while his career is unraveling. Scully knows that he must somehow get the tape and make a stand against his own comrades in order to save his badge -- and his life.

Cannell not only has the vernacular to give the novel a true-to-life authentic feel of the street; his writing is perfectly balanced between the attitudes of both law enforcement and the common man. Cannell gives his protagonist all the instincts and experience of a hard-edged cop, but there's also a genuine sense of isolation after Scully is forced to fight against his brothers-in-arms. At one point, Scully meets a group of aggressive police officers in a garage, and for the first time he understands how frightening it must be for a citizen to be suddenly confronted by several cops at once. These moments pepper The Tin Collectors and raise it above the usual police procedural novel, giving the book the intense and illuminating merits that readers will wholeheartedly enjoy.

--Tom Piccirilli



Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

August 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Tin Collectors
Author(s): Stephen J Cannell
ISBN: 1-58724-080-7 / 978-1-58724-080-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Pub Inc
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December 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Tin Collectors
Author(s): Stephen J Cannell
ISBN: 0-312-26959-5 / 978-0-312-26959-3 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

January 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Tin Collectors: A Novel (Shane Scully Novels)
Author(s): Stephen J Cannell
ISBN: 0-312-97951-7 / 978-0-312-97951-5 (USA edition)
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2001 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Tin Collectors
Author(s): Stephen J Cannell
ISBN: 1-86508-482-4 / 978-1-86508-482-4 (Australia edition)
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Tin Collectors, The
Author(s): Stephen J Cannell
ISBN: 1-5318-3731-X / 978-1-5318-3731-0 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Tin Collectors
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ISBN: 1-5012-7369-8 / 978-1-5012-7369-8 (USA edition)
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February 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Tin Collectors
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ISBN: 1-5012-3395-5 / 978-1-5012-3395-1 (USA edition)
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January 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Tin Collectors
Author(s): Stephen J Cannell
ISBN: 1-4418-4177-6 / 978-1-4418-4177-3 (USA edition)
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July 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Tin Collectors
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May 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Tin Collectors
Author(s): Stephen J Cannell
ISBN: 1-4233-3377-2 / 978-1-4233-3377-7 (USA edition)
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May 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Tin Collectors
Author(s): Stephen J Cannell
ISBN: 1-4233-3378-0 / 978-1-4233-3378-4 (USA edition)
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October 2005 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Tin Collectors
Author(s): Stephen J Cannell
ISBN: 1-59600-643-9 / 978-1-59600-643-0 (USA edition)
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October 2005 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Tin Collectors
Author(s): Stephen J Cannell
ISBN: 1-59600-644-7 / 978-1-59600-644-7 (USA edition)
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April 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Tin Collectors
Author(s): Stephen J Cannell
ISBN: 1-59355-669-1 / 978-1-59355-669-3 (USA edition)
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December 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Tin Collectors
Author(s): Stephen J Cannell
ISBN: 1-58788-351-1 / 978-1-58788-351-4 (USA edition)
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January 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Tin Collectors
Author(s): Stephen J Cannell
ISBN: 1-58788-117-9 / 978-1-58788-117-6 (USA edition)
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January 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Tin Collectors
Author(s): Stephen J Cannell
ISBN: 1-58788-118-7 / 978-1-58788-118-3 (USA edition)
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January 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Tin Collectors (Nova Audio Books)
Author(s): Stephen J Cannell
ISBN: 1-58788-119-5 / 978-1-58788-119-0 (USA edition)
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January 2001 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Tin Collectors
Author(s): Stephen J Cannell
ISBN: 1-58788-166-7 / 978-1-58788-166-4 (USA edition)
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January 2001 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Tin Collectors
Author(s): Stephen J Cannell
ISBN: 1-58788-185-3 / 978-1-58788-185-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: CD Library Edition
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Kindle Editions

April 2010 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Tin Collectors: A Novel (Shane Scully Novels Book 1)
Author(s): Stephen J Cannell
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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