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Chasing the Dime

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Publisher Comments:

The phone messages waiting for Henry Pierce clearly aren't for him: "Where is Lilly? This is her number. It's on the site." Pierce has just moved into a new apartment, and he's been "chasing the dime"--doing all it takes so his company comes out first with a scientific breakthrough worth millions. But he can't get the messages for Lilly out of his head. As Pierce tries to help a woman he has never met, he steps into a world of escorts, websites, sex, and secret passions. A world where his success and expertise mean nothing...and where he becomes the chief suspect in a murder case, trapped in the fight of his life.

Review:

"Michael Connelly is one of the best of the current crop of American hard-boiled writers, but halfway through Chasing the Dime I began feeling that Nancy Bartholomew's series of feather-light comic mysteries featuring the Florida stripper Sierra Lavotini had him beat for sophisticated outlook. Connelly can only think of the sex trade in terms of victims and users, and the worst part of the book is when he slides into the moralism that is the wheezing bane of hard-boiled writing....Still, Chasing the Dime is well-plotted and it holds your interest, and it's easy to picture the book's high-tech shenanigans translating well to the screen. And nobody is going to argue with the revelation of who's behind the book's evildoing: It's a villain so many of us hate already." Charles Taylor, Salon.com

About the Author

Michael Connelly is a former journalist and has won every major prize for crime fiction. He lives in Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316153911
Author:
Connelly, Michael
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Author:
Molina, Alfred
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Crimes against
Subject:
Los angeles
Subject:
Sex oriented businesses
Subject:
Telephone answering and recording apparatus
Subject:
Bosch, Harry
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Sex industry; Escort services; Crimes against women; Women in peril; Hidden identities; Paranoia
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
no. 48
Publication Date:
October 15, 2002
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.25 x 1 in 0.47 lb

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Product details 448 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316153911 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Michael Connelly is one of the best of the current crop of American hard-boiled writers, but halfway through Chasing the Dime I began feeling that Nancy Bartholomew's series of feather-light comic mysteries featuring the Florida stripper Sierra Lavotini had him beat for sophisticated outlook. Connelly can only think of the sex trade in terms of victims and users, and the worst part of the book is when he slides into the moralism that is the wheezing bane of hard-boiled writing....Still, Chasing the Dime is well-plotted and it holds your interest, and it's easy to picture the book's high-tech shenanigans translating well to the screen. And nobody is going to argue with the revelation of who's behind the book's evildoing: It's a villain so many of us hate already."
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