Chasing the Dime

Chasing the Dime

A Novel

eBook - 2002
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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.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown and Co., c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780759570122
0759570124
9780759597785
0759597782
Characteristics: 371 p. ; 25 cm
Call Number: eBook

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drawgers
Aug 08, 2018

Not a great read when compared to the usual Michael Connelly quality of writing. I enjoyed the mystery and the detective work of the plot but the main character was both unsympathetic for the most part and felt too "written" at times. He's a smart inventor, but we are to believe he makes bone-headed choice after poor judgement after bone-headed decision. "Henry" simply seemed to be following plot points convenient to continue the story rather than buying into a character and understanding his motivations and choices.

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harrybosch
Dec 14, 2016

Probably the poorest of any of Connelly's many books. The main protagonist a scientist named Henry Pierce has to be about one of the dumbest characters ever. For a supposedly smart guy he just cannot stay out of trouble or stop making totally dumb moves. I would not let a guy like this walk my dog. I had to struggle to get to the end of this clunker. A surprising come down for Connelly from the excellence of the Harry Bosch series. Don't waste your time.

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mic2bliss
Dec 14, 2016

I have been a fan of Michael Connelly for years. This book was a complete and utter disappointment. Henry Pierce is a tech entrepeneur who has just gone through a breakup. At his new apartment, he begins receiving calls from men looking for Lilly. Instead of simply having the number changed, he begins to search for Lilly. I was not able to suspend disbelief enough to get into the events that followed.

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janwishart
Jul 15, 2016

ok, but there is much better material by this author

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silvurbak
May 02, 2015

Connelly never fails to deliver.

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prabhjitb
Feb 06, 2012

Very good thriller and superb plot. Easy read.

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GMorry
Aug 02, 2011

OK - entertaining enough. Not sure I liked this one as much as his Harry Bosch novels.

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dannnn
Jun 15, 2011

This is a really good one.

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GingerKaren
Nov 21, 2003

Henry Pierce has just moved to a new apartment after a break up with his girlfriend and co-worker. And to top it off he is trying to keep the lid on a secret computer chip that is based on the technology of using molecules. Then he starts receiving phone calls that are for a girl called Lilly. When he starts investigating, he finds out that she used to have his phone number and is now missing. Starting off with a great premise this novel takes a nose dive into the mediocre. Coincidences multiply until the totally disappointing and predictable ending. What a disappointment from Michael Connelly!

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