Chasing The Dime By Michael Connelly


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, websites, 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.


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Chasing The Dime By Michael Connelly

Chasing The Dime is a gripping thriller by Michael Connelly that explores the dangerous world of technology and online dating. The story follows Henry Pierce, a brilliant chemist turned entrepreneur, who becomes obsessed with a wrong number he receives on his new phone. The mysterious woman on the other end of the line asks for a man named Lilly, but Pierce can’t shake the feeling that something is off. His curiosity soon leads him down a dark path as he becomes embroiled in a web of deceit and danger.

As Pierce delves deeper into the mystery, he discovers a new, cutting-edge technology that could revolutionize the world of computer data storage. But as he races to bring his invention to market, he realizes that he’s being watched, followed, and threatened. With his personal and professional life on the line, Pierce must navigate the seedy underworld of Los Angeles to uncover the truth behind the wrong number that started it all.

Connelly’s writing is fast-paced and engaging, keeping readers on the edge of their seats as the plot twists and turns. The characters are well-drawn, with Pierce serving as a complex and flawed protagonist who struggles to balance his professional ambitions with his personal demons. The supporting cast is equally compelling, from the mysterious woman on the phone to the motley crew of criminals and tech geeks that Pierce encounters along the way.

Chasing The Dime is a cautionary tale about the dangers of technology and the high stakes of the business world. Connelly skillfully weaves together a thrilling plot with thought-provoking themes, making for a book that is both entertaining and intellectually stimulating. Fans of crime fiction and thrillers won’t want to miss this page-turner.

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