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Publisher's Summary

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 been thrown out by his girlfriend and moved into a new apartment, and the company he founded is headed into the most critical phase of fund-raising. He's been "chasing the dime" - doing all it takes to come out first in a technological battle whose victor will make millions. But he can't get the messages for a woman named Lilly out of his head:
"Uh, yes, hello, my name is Frank. I'm at the Peninsula. Room six-twelve. So give me a call when you can."Something is wrong. Pierce probes, investigates, and then tumbles through a hole, leaving behind a life driven by work to track down and help a woman he has never met.The world he enters is one of escorts, Web sites, sex, and secret passions. The beautiful Lilly is an object of desire to thousands. To Pierce, she becomes the key that might fix a broken life. But in pursuing Lilly, Pierce has entered a landscape where his success and expertise mean nothing. He is a mark, an outsider, and soon he is also the victim of astonishing violence, the chief suspect in a murder case, and fighting for his life against forces he can barely discern.
©2002 Hieronymus, Inc., All Rights Reserved; (P)2002 Time Warner AudioBooks, a Division of the AOL Time Warner Book Group
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Critic Reviews

"A grabber from the beginning...utterly compelling." (Booklist)
"It's the rare reader who will be able to finger the villain behind all the mayhem." (Publishers Weekly)
"Connelly takes what could have been a typical suspense thriller and turns it into something exceptional through nonstop action and surprising twists." (Library Journal)
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By David on 05-29-05

Nobody Could Be That Stupid That Many Times!

This book was recommended to me by a good friend. He was highly complimentary and I've liked most of the Harry Bosch novels so I thought I'd give it a try. The main character in the story makes SO many stupid moves that I started getting so frustrated with him that I couldn't listen to the book for more than 20 minutes without pounding my steering wheel and screaming "NO, You idiot! Don't do that!!" The plot is good, the story is good, the narration is excellent. I give it three stars just for that. If you can handle a character that continually makes idiotic, self destructive decisions then get this book, you won't be disappointed.

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By M. McClure on 02-09-04

Our hero is an idiot

I found this book very annoying. Our hero, who is supposed to be a PhD chemist, is a total idiot. He makes mistakes no person of normal intelligence would make, such as entering what is obviously a crime scene and leaving his fingerprints all over it. Would you do that? Me neither. I don't require the hero to be a genius, but I would like him to be at least one step up from a potato.

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53 of 55 people found this review helpful

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By Peter on 07-08-11

Conelly goes science-fiction!

This last Conelly is kind of science-fiction where the science is boring and the fiction unbelievable. Sorry, C., this is not up to uor standards.
Peter in Sweden

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By Jeffrey on 07-08-13

I read all of them!

If you could sum up Chasing the Dime in three words, what would they be?

Another super story in the series

What was one of the most memorable moments of Chasing the Dime?

I enjoyed not just one moment but the overall experience

What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

A very professional and competent performance

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

As with all of Connelly's books, I had a general feeling of participation

Any additional comments?

It is with regret that I am nearing the end of Michael Connelly’s series of Harry Bosch books. Though an octogenarian, I walk about three miles each morning – on the treadmill if it’s raining - always accompanied by my iPod. So in recent months I have looked forward to each morning’s hour or so listening to the exhilarating exploits of out of the ordinary LAPD Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch. Connelly’s first book in the series was published in the early 90s and each succeeding book reveals Bosch employing the prevailing technology as well as getting a little older, something quite unique among fictional detectives. My review therefore applies not simply to one book but to all 16 in the series. Connelly writes with knowledge, validity and authenticity. His plots turn and twist with realism and reason and I have never had the feeling of being unnecessarily sidetracked. Over the months I have made friends with the “regulars” who appear in the stories and more and more I have come to appreciate the inner feelings of our resolute and intrepid hero. Fortunately Connelly is a prolific writer. I look forward to enjoying more of his output, hopefully in the Harry Bosch genre.

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