The Viking Funeral

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Stephen J Cannell , Stephen J. Cannell
Narrator: Dick Hill
Genres: Suspense
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Published In: May 2010
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 9 hours, 56 minutes
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Overview

Driving along the freeway, Shane Scully glances over and sees Jody Dean, his oldest friend and LAPD colleague, at the wheel of an adjacent car. Why is Scully so surprised? Because it's been two years since Jody committed suicide in the Rampart Division parking lot by blowing his brains out with a service revolver. Shane served as a pallbearer at the funeral.

What Scully will discover is that Jody and five other cops who are supposed to be dead are anything but; originally sent deep undercover to bust an extremely violent criminal network, they have become the LAPD's worst nightmare. Calling themselves the Vikings, they are rogue cops who know how the system works. In order to penetrate the group and set his cover, Scully is supposed to shoot his fiancée, Alexa. The setup goes awry and Shane finds himself looking down at his future wife's body. He is soon driven into the corridors of near-madness and into the bed of an extremely beautiful and utterly ruthless corporate seductress who threatens to destroy his soul.

Shane's desperate and deadly undercover journey takes him from the embrace of Alexa and his teenage son, Chooch, to the Caribbean island of Aruba--to the decadence of Columbia's opulent palaces and the desperation of its deadly streets. Sergeant Scully is driven to the psychological brink, his life in the hands of the most dangerous killer he's ever known-his closest childhood friend.

Reviews (3)

The Viking Funeral

Written by Jean on July 18th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This is a fast pace action story by Stephen J. Cannell. When I first started to listen to the story I had thought it sounded familiar but as the story progressed I realized I had not heard or read the story before. A good story full of action for a short commute.

The Viking Funeral

Written by Gary Kuhlken on October 4th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I know it's no one's fault but my own, but I've gotten a string of head-scratchers lately; you know, you must have been drinking heavily when you chose them. Thankfully, this book shows I'm on the road to recovery. Good story, good characters, good ending. gk

THE VIKING FUNERAL

Written by LINDA HEAD on September 23rd, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is a really great character! I loved the story line, not your every day event. I hope there will be many more with this character form Mr. Cannell.

Author Details

Author Details

Cannell, Stephen J

"In his thirty-five-year-career, Emmy Award-winning writer Stephen J. Cannell has created over forty TV series. Among his hits are The Rockford Files, Silk Stalkings, The A-Team, 21 Jump Street, Hunter, Renegade, Wiseguy, and The Commish. He has also penned the bestsellers THE PLAN, FINAL VICTIM, RIDING THE SNAKE, THE DEVIL'S WORKSHOP, KING CON, RUNAWAY HEART, THE TIN COLLECTORS, THE VIKING FUNERAL, and HOLLYWOOD TOUGH. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children."

Cannell, Stephen J.

In his thirty-five-year-career, Emmy Award-winning writer Stephen J. Cannell has created over forty TV series. Among his hits are The Rockford Files, Silk Stalkings, The A-Team, 21 Jump Street, Hunter, Renegade, Wiseguy, and The Commish. He has also penned the bestsellers THE PLAN, FINAL VICTIM, RIDING THE SNAKE, THE DEVIL'S WORKSHOP, KING CON, RUNAWAY HEART, THE TIN COLLECTORS, THE VIKING FUNERAL, and HOLLYWOOD TOUGH. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.