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Abandoned by his parents as an infant, Shane Scully was reared in an orphanage and raised by the home''s director, Walter "Pop" Dix. Scully finds himself revisiting those memories when Pop is found dead, the victim of what looks like a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. But Scully''s not buying it. Along with Pop''s other pallbearers, Scully embarks on a dangerous odyssey that puts him up against an adversary whose power and influence far exceed anything he could have imagined.
When the kindly man who nurtured Detective Shane Scully when he was a young orphan turns up dead, Scully has his most personal case yet to crack. A note that Pop, as the orphanage director was called, left ask for six specific people to be his pallbearers, and Scully is one of them. Like the rest of the pallbearers, however, Scully does not believe that Pop shot himself, as it appears. Who could want this generous man dead? Scully vows to avenge Pop's death, but the secrets he uncovers in his investigation shake him to the core. This is another gripping and powerful addition to Stephen J. Cannell's bestselling series.
After Walter "Pop" Dix, the director of the orphanage where Shane Scully grew up, dies of an apparent self-inflicted shotgun wound, Shane and five other former orphanage residents are named as the pallbearers in a message Pop leaves behind, but the six of them don't think it was suicide and embark on a dangerous odyssey in pursuit of justice. (Suspense).