Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly

By Michael Connelly

The cell messages awaiting Henry Pierce in actual fact are usually not for him: "Where is Lilly? this is often her quantity. it really is at the site." Pierce has simply moved right into a new residence, and he is been "chasing the dime"--doing all it takes so his corporation comes out first with a systematic step forward worthy thousands. yet he cannot get the messages for Lilly out of his head. As Pierce attempts to assist a girl he hasn't ever met, he steps right into a international of escorts, web pages, intercourse, and mystery passions. a global the place his good fortune and services suggest nothing...and the place he turns into the manager suspect in a homicide case, trapped within the struggle of his life.

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Pierce understood why his phone had been ringing constantly since he had plugged it in. The wealth of competition on this website and all the others on the net didn't matter. A man scrolling through the photos- shopping for a woman, as it Were-would be hard-pressed to go past this one without picking UP the phone. Q There was a blue ribbon posted below the photo. Pierce moved the cursor to it and a pop-up caption said "photo verified by staff," meaning the model in the photo was actually the woman who had placed the ad.

Right," he said. " But after the security man had retreated through the man trap Pierce again realized he could not get back to it. An inertia had set in. For the first time in three years he was unencumbered by interests outside the lab and free to do the work. But for the first time in three years he didn't want to. He shut down the computer and got up. He followed Vernon's wake through the man trap ->

She sounded neither impressed nor interested. "Anyway, the reason I'm calling is that I see that you work with Lilly. " "What happened? I've been trying to call her and-" I'm not talking about Lilly with you. " Her voice had changed. It had taken on a sharper edge. Pierce instinctively knew he could lose her if he didn't play it right. Okay, sorry. " Yeah. A couple times. She seemed like a nice girl and I was wondering where she went. That's all. She suggested the last time that maybe all three of us could get together next time.

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