TITLE: CHASING THE DIME
AUTHOR: MICHAEL CONNELLY
Audio: 10 Cd's / 11 hours, 25 minutes
Narrator: John Chancer
Henry Pierce's life has revolved around his work to such an extend that it has cost him the relationship with the woman he loves. When he moves into a new apartment, he finds that his new telephone number previously belonged to someone else. He is receiving numerous calls for a woman named Lilly, apparently an escort.
While trying to find Lilly in order to end the confusion over the phone number, he discovers that she has disappeared, and Henry becomes obsessed with finding her. Soon he finds himself up to his neck in gangsters and policemen and a whole lot of trouble, with no idea why this is happening to him.
Half way through these Cd's I was about ready to give up on this book, I was that exasperated with Henry and his actions, but I'm glad I persevered since the book's ending made it worth all the exasperation. And I did enjoy the reference made to a Hieronymus Bosch painting, although that same reference also reminded me that the Harry Bosch books are really Connelly's masterpiece.