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Chasing The Dime

By Michael Connelly

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Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 26 June 2003
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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 night-time 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 traces Lilly's last days, but every step into her past takes him deeper into a web of inescapable intricacy - and a decision that could cost him everything he owns and holds dear ...

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Michael Connelly's sales total over a million in paperback A film of Michael Connelly's BLOOD WORK has been made, starring Clint Eastwood Movie rights for CHASING THE DIME have been optioned by MGM Michael Connelly is a regular Guardian fastseller and receives fantastic reviews: 'Crime fiction at its aching, impeccable best' LITERARY REVIEW 'A stunningly good novel: powerful, intriguing and impossible to lay down' EVENING STANDARD 'A richly plotted and complex novel...the resolution is brilliantly worked out' IRISH TIMES Michael Connelly is one of America's most exciting crime writers... gripp

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, and A Darkness More Than Night, as well as The Poet, Blood Work and Void Moon.

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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.

'Connelly is a former polic reporter for the LA Times, and attention to detail is perhaps one of the hallmarks of his work. In this, computer engineer Henry Pierce has a whole new life - new aprtment, new telephone and new telephone number. But he finds messages left for the woman who had the number beforehim, and becomes drawn into her troubled, somewhat seedy and definitely dangerous world in this intriguing and well-crafted novel.' THE INDEPENDENT 50 Best Books to Read on Holiday 28/6/03

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: 9780752849805
ISBN: 0752849808
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Dimensions: 18 x 11.1 centimetres (0.13 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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