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Chasing the Dime

Connelly, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0316153915 / ISBN 13: 9780316153911
Published by Dennis McMillan Publication, 2002
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A handsome Limited Numbered First Edition signed by the author on the limitation page. One of 400 Limited Cloth editions, this is number 267. In fine unread condition, the book is protected by a fine colorful dustjacket and housed in a matching black slipcase. Michael Connelly has been awarded The Edgar, and numerous other literary awards for his books. A nice set. Bookseller Inventory # 2109

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Title: Chasing the Dime

Publisher: Dennis McMillan Publication

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Cloth

Illustrator: Kellner, Michael

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine in Fine Slipcase

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Limited Numbered First Edition.

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Henry Price 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. Price is inexorably drawn into Lilly's world, and it's unlike any world he's ever known. It is a nighttime world of escort services, websites, sex, and secret identities. Price tumbles through a hole, abandoning his orderly life in a frantic race to save the life of a woman he has never met.

Price'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 Price deeper into a web of inescapable intricacy-and a decision that could cost him everything he owns and holds dear.

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Henry Pierce is about to become very rich--as soon as his firm, Amedeo Technologies, gets an infusion of capital from a big backer. But the brilliant chemist's workaholic habits are disrupted when his lover, the former intelligence officer of his company, breaks up with him. Lonely and dispirited, he moves into a new apartment and gets a new phone number that attracts a lot of callers, but not for him. His new telephone number seems to have previously belonged to one Lilly Quinlan, an escort whose Internet photo arouses Henry's curiosity, especially when L.A. Darlings, whose Web page features the beautiful young woman, can't tell Henry how to find her. With the same single-mindedness that made him a high-tech superstar, Pierce pursues his search for the missing girl, motivated by his guilt over the disappearance years earlier of his own sister, who, like Lilly, was also a prostitute (and ultimately the victim of the Dollmaker, a serial killer from Connelly's 1994 novel The Concrete Blonde.) But that motive is too thin to support Pierce's sudden abandonment of his career at such a critical juncture, even if forces unknown to him are setting him up for a fall. Despite those holes in the plot and a less than compelling protagonist, the novel succeeds due to Connelly's literary and expository gifts and his more interesting secondary characters. --Jane Adams

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