cover image On the Grind

On the Grind

Stephen J. Cannell, , read by Scott Brick. . Brilliance Audio, $36.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-4233-2670-0

The endlessly and endearingly flawed Det. Shane Scully finds himself in hot water after being charged with felony misconduct in a murder case. He flails until he lands a position with a reject-welcoming police department that may just be the death of him. The only person who can offer him any sign of help is his estranged wife—but will she? As familiar as it all sounds, Scott Brick’s performance transforms the lackluster content into a suspenseful story filled with unforeseen twists and turns. Brick’s characters are all layered and complex even if they weren’t necessarily written that way. A St. Martin’s hardcover (Reviews, Oct. 20). (Jan.)