Chasing the Dime
Henry Pierce has a whole new life - new apartment, new telephone, and 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'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").
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 149.9 x 223.5 x 33mm | 589.68g
- 07 Nov 2002
- Orion Publishing Co
- London, United Kingdom
REVIEWS LITERARY REVIEW - 'Immaculately and inventively plotted' GUARDIAN - 9 November DAILY MAIL - 29 November SUNDAY TELEGRAPH - review 8 December OBSERVER - review 29 December HELLO - 26 November EVENING STANDARD - Christmas Books round up 9/12/02 TIME OUT - 'a taut thriller that defies the reader to put it down' IRISH INDEPENDENT - 'Thrill-a-minute stuff and impeccably researched, Chasing the Dime is such a good read you don't miss Connelly's Harry Bosch character at all.' SUNDAY TRIBUNE - review 15 December BIRMINGHAM POST - 'Spare, tense and cleverly plotted, Connelly, once again, doesn't miss a trick.' CRIME TIME - 'Chasing the Dime has all the best facets of a good Hitchcock film thrown into sharp relief ... once again Connelly shows he's the master of character-led dramas that are shot through with energy, pace and, above all, authenticity.' PUBLISHING NEWS - 'a considerable piece of work from a highly skilled author.' LIVERPOOL ECHO - 'Connelly's genius is in virtuoso characterisation bettered by few fiction writers working today.' PETERBOROUGH EVENING
About Michael Connelly
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.