Chasing the Dime

Chasing the Dime

Book - 2003
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After accidentally intercepting some telephone messages for the previous tenant of his new apartment, computer entrepreneur Henry Price is drawn into a nightmarish web of dark and dangerous secrets as he races against time to save the life of a woman he has never met.
Publisher: New York, NY : Visions, Hachette Book Group, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780446611626
Branch Call Number: FIC MYS
Characteristics: 433 pages ; 17 cm


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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.

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.

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.

Jul 15, 2016

ok, but there is much better material by this author

May 02, 2015

Connelly never fails to deliver.

Feb 06, 2012

Very good thriller and superb plot. Easy read.

Aug 02, 2011

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

Jun 15, 2011

This is a really good one.

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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