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Chasing the Dime

By Michael Connelly

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Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 November 2002
Henry Pierce has a whole new life - new apartment, new telephone, new telephone number. But the first time he checks his messages, he discovers that someone had the number before him. The messages on his line are for a woman named Lilly, and she is in some kind of serious trouble. Pierce is inexorably drawn into Lilly's world, and it's unlike any world he's ever known. It is a nighttime world of escort services, websites, sex, and secret identities. Pierce tumbles through a hole, abandoning his orderly life in a frantic race to save the life of a woman he has never met. Pierce's skills as a computer entrepreneur allow him to trace Lilly's last days with some precision. But every step into Lilly's past takes him deeper into a web of inescapable intricacy - and a decision that could cost him everything he owns and holds dear. Chasing the Dime has the irresistible velocity of film classics like The Maltese Falcon and Chinatown, but with the extraordinary writing and style that have made Michael Connelly 'a crime-writing genius' (Independent on Sunday)

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MGM optioned the movie rights for Chasing the Dime from the same film producers who did the films of Tom Clancy and Michael Crichton Connelly's last three novels have been GUARDIAN Paperback Fastsellers CITY OF BONES has sold 100,000 copies in the trade and reached no 2 position on the Sunday Times bestseller list A DARKNESS MORE THAN NIGHT spent 5 weeks on the SUNDAY TIMES bestseller list and the paperback reached no 2 BLOOD WORK was shortlisted for an Edgar Award; ANGELS FLIGHT for the Gold Dagger BLOOD WORK, the movie starring Clint Eastwood as Terry McCaleb, will be released this autumn.

About the Author

A former police reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Michael Connelly is the author of seven acclaimed Harry Bosch novels: The Black Echo, The Black Ice, The Concrete Blonde, The Last Coyote, Trunk Music, Angels Flight, A Darkness More Than Night, and City of Bones, as well as The Poet, Blood Work and Void Moon. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife and daughter.

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Former journalist and Edgar Award winner Connelly (City of Bones) skillfully unfolds a story of obsessive curiosity and taut psychological suspense ideally suited to audio translation. A burgeoning technologies company, broken engagement and new apartment leave little time for 34-year-old workaholic chemist Henry Pierce to even check his messages. But when he does, he realizes his new telephone number was formerly that of a beautiful prostitute named Lilly, who's still receiving dozens of messages, but hasn't been heard from in over a month. Veteran audiobook narrator and actor Davis provides crisp, stage-honed vocals, with his versatile characterizations easily shifting from the Valley talk of an aging surfer/computer hacker to the hesitant pleas of Lilly's johns. Haunted by his own sister's murder, Henry eschews his normal all-business demeanor and plunges head first into the seedy sex underworld, where he befriends a hardened escort, makes a grisly discovery that may prove Lilly's demise, as well as his own, and is fingered as the prime suspect by the cops. Davis's masterful dramatizations deliver the perfect complement to Connelly's sophisticated mystery, sure to attract fans of his Harry Bosch series, as well as new listeners. Simultaneous release with the Little, Brown hardcover (Forecasts, Sept. 16). (Oct.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

It's not Harry Bosch this time but Henry Prince, who discovers that the woman who previously had his new phone number is in dark and dirty trouble. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

EAN: 9780752855905
ISBN: 0752855905
Publisher: Orion
Dimensions: 23.3 x 15.5 centimetres (0.40 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years

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