Chasing the Dime

Chasing the Dime

by Michael Connelly
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Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446611626
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 08/25/2003
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 91,581
Product dimensions: 4.12(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

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

Hometown:

Sarasota, Florida

Date of Birth:

July 21, 1956

Place of Birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Education:

B.A. in Journalism, University of Florida, 1980

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Chasing the Dime 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 104 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book must have been a contractual obligation. Or at least I hope it was. I usually like his books, but this flat out blows...big time. I wasted time reading it, so I don't want to waste much time writing about it. In a nutshell, the characters all lack basic brain functions, you'll never care what happens to any of them...in fact, the main character is such a moron that you wish someone would just shoot him so the story would end...uh, the story...if you can call it that. It's more like a bad idea followed by a stupid thought held together by a wild hallucination. $4.98 was TOO MUCH money for this book! Stick to the Bosch novels.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a huge disappointment. You are spoiled by thinking that everything that Connelly writes will be great. This book will sure disabuse you of this thought. It is in a word awful. The plot is thin and not believable. The characters are so poorly portrayed that you don't know who to root for. The last two chapters are the book the rest is a complete waste of time. This one left me screaming for a refund.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But it was written early in his career, so I cut him some slack.
Kay Brady More than 1 year ago
Sorry but character cannot be this book smart but so dumb it just didn't play out for me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't waste your time on this book - there isn't a likeable character in the book. And the actions/decisions taken by the lead character are beyond stupid. I listened to this book and it was a painful experience - spare yourself!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a Connelly fan, but this book is just plain idiotic. It makes me wonder if the other reviewers read the book. It is the most implausible story line I've ever read. Just as Red Rabbit cured me of Clancy so this soured me on Connelly. At least the reviewers of Red Rabbit were on the mark.
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PhyllisL More than 1 year ago
To date, this is my favorite Connelly book! Will read again and recommend to others.
sissy61942 More than 1 year ago
I had a hard time staying with this book because it has so many stupid scenarios that the character who has such high intelligence could get himself into the situation involving someone who he has never met
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not Connelly's best, but he's set the bar pretty high. In fairness, while this one starts a little slow and I had a hard time really getting behind his protagonist (a problem I never had with Harry Bosch), I still had no idea where this one was going with forty pages left. That's a pretty good recommendation, right there.
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quaintinns More than 1 year ago
A good read....I enjoyed the audio as always. 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 Pierce deeper into a web of inescapable intricacy — and a decision that could cost him everything he owns and holds dear.
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