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 ...
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").
Fine. 0316153915 First edition, First Print. Signed by the author on the title page. NOT inscribed, clipped or otherwise marked. Dust jacket in protective cover and shipped in a box. Complete # line 10987654321. F/F.
Fine in fine dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 384 p. Audience: General/trade. This 1st edition hardcover book is from a private collection, it has been read only once and is like new The dust jacket is also in fine condition.
Very good in very good dust jacket. AT4-DJ is mylar protected. DJ and book has very, very light shelf wear otherwise fine. Signed by the author on the title page. Includes laid in photo of the author during the signing. The messages waiting for Henry Pierce when he plugs in his new telephone clearly aren't intended for him: "Where is Lilly? This is her number. It's on the site." Pierce has just...
Small 4to. Black and tan paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 371pp. Fine/fine. Tight, pristine third printing of this murder mystery. Half-title page features a large publisher's bookplate signed by Connelly in black fineline with his usual scribbled initials.
Very Good+ in Near Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) A Very Nice Copy-Signed By The Author On The Title Page. First Edition, First Printing. Book Is In Very Good + Condition. Boards Are Clean, Not Bumped. Fore Edges Have A Small Amount Of Shelf Wear. Interior Is Clean And Legible. Not Remaindered. Dust Jacket Is In Near Fine Condition. Not Chipped Or Crinkled. Not Price Clipped. Dust Jacket Is Covered By Mylar Wrapper. Thanks And Enjoy.
I've never read a bad book by Connelly but this comes as close as I hope happens. The characters lacked common sense, were not well fleshed out, made ridiculous decisions and much of the plot was just silly.
The redeeming factor of this book was the story. The scientific details were fascinating and based largely on fact.
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