Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly

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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.

About Michael Connelly

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Michael Connelly is the author of the recent #1 New York Times bestsellers The Drop, The Fifth Witness, The Reversal, The Scarecrow, The Brass Verdict, and The Lincoln Lawyer, as well as the bestselling Harry Bosch series of novels. He is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. He spends his time in California and Florida.
Published October 15, 2002 by Little, Brown and Company. 448 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Crime. Fiction

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Most guys would just get the number changed and move on, but Henry, who improbably can’t bother to e-mail all those contacts he already gave the number to, wants Lilly to take it off the L.A.

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It also pushes him into conflict with the law, for when the cops cotton to Lilly's disappearance, Pierce becomes the number one suspect—serious bad news for this scientist whose company is being visited by a major investor in just a few days.

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Book Reporter

Connelly is so skilled a craftsman that any suspension of disbelief the reader might require --- and some is required to accept that Pierce would get sidetracked before his investor meeting --- will readily kick in.

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Entertainment Weekly

Meet Henry Pierce, gifted chemist, workaholic, and Everyman who gets sucked into the underworld of pornography and Internet pimping when his phone starts receiving calls for a whore named Lilly.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Michael Connelly is one of those special writers who is not too proud to permit real life to inspire his work.

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Pierce really believes he should just call the phone company and get the number changed but deep down inside he couldn't do it due to the fact that there were similarities between Lily and Pierce's sister who was also a prostitute.

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Austin Chronicle

Poised on the verge of the most important high tech breakthrough of the new millennium (and a critically needed influx of venture capital), plus having just broken up with his girlfriend, Pierce moves into a new apartment with a new phone number that apparently previously belonged to a highly pai...

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