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4.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 5 4.52 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Connelly Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9781594833601
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Henry Pierce has a whole new life: a new apartment, new telephone, new telephone number. But the first time he checks his messages, he discovers someone had the number before him. The phone messages waiting for Pierce clearly aren’t for him: “Where is Lilly? This is her number. It’s on the site.”

Pierce had just moved into his new apartment, and he has 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 mind. His skills as a computer entrepreneur allow him to trace Lilly’s last days with some precision.

But as Pierce tries to help a woman he has never met, every step into Lilly’s past takes him deeper into a web of inescapable intricacy, into a world of escorts, websites, sex, and secret passions. It’s a world where his success and expertise mean nothing—and a world where he becomes the chief suspect in a murder case, trapped in the fight of his life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Put on your seat belt; this is one wild chase.”

    People

  • “Remarkable…Unforgettable.”

    USA Today

  • “Shocking…Guaranteed to leave the reader breathless.”

    Denver Post

  • “Immaculately and inventively plotted.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Davis’ masterful dramatizations deliver the perfect complement to Connelly’s sophisticated mystery, sure to attract fans of his Harry Bosch series.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “Davis creates some truly wonderful characters that might have stepped right out of LA Confidential. He brings a great sense of energy to all his work that permeates throughout and transmits itself beautifully to the listener.”

    AudioFile

  • “Once again, Connelly keeps the reader’s heart racing and the pages turning…Connelly takes what could have been a typical suspense thriller and turns it into something exceptional through nonstop action and surprising twists.”

    Library Journal

  • “Connelly is as hot as it gets…Connelly brings…two worlds together in a slam-bang finale that will leave fans gasping.”

    Booklist

  • “Connelly diabolically teases readers with bits of exposition while scaring the hell out of them in the most accomplished slice of Hitchcock since the master’s heyday. The result is a tour de force of nerve-shredding suspense.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A People Pick of the Week
  • A Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2002 in Mysteries

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 2/9/2017

    " Slow to start, but soon picked-up. Great moderator and plot, Surprises at every corner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 6/22/2016

    " This story keeps you involved and you won't want to put it down. A real page turner if you will, full of intrigue and after you get involved there are lots of twists and turns. The narration was great every word. The story has a few surprises and an ending that I didn't expect "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 2/17/2014

    " This was the mystery group's May selection. I started out annoyed with it. If your new number generates a lot of unwanted calls from the previous user, wouldn't you just change it ASAP? You wouldn't try to find this unknown person especially when you determined she was a prostitute. But then there wouldn't be a book, right? Connelly kept throwing enough crumbs out that you wanted to read it to the end. I did figure out who was behind it, but not all the whys and hows. I would recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sindhu Jha | 2/4/2014

    " The story is good. It is about a scientist who works day & night in a company to build the world's 1st molecular computer and then, thr is 'someone' who wants him to give up his dream project (leave the job) as the 'someone' would get a huge amt of money from the opp. party company. The 'someone' is the suspense for which the scientist goes thru a lot of police enquiries as he gets false accused for murdering a women who is an escort. U can start guessing the 'someone' half way thru the book. I bet ur guess will b wrong ;) I think, thr r better books than this book ... though! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dalton Lynne | 2/3/2014

    " A decent enough Connelly standalone. Not as good as The Lincoln Lawyer, but enjoyable nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Jo | 1/20/2014

    " The main character is the head of a scientific company; yet he is unbelievable and naive. Connelly's books with H. Bosch are much better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Richard Wolf | 1/18/2014

    " Who wrote this book for Connelly? It is far below the Bosch series. Bizarre plot, unbelievable characters. Not worth the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 1/15/2014

    " Hang on to your hats. This story is a real page turner. Henry Pierce began his career as a research scientist, building his own company throughout the years. He finally hits on a major medical discovery and needs to find an investor to fund further research. He finds an investor, but it comes with a high price and a very surprising ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darlene | 1/10/2014

    " This is the first Michael Connelly book I have read. It is outside my comfort zone but not uncomfortably so, but diffentely written by a man. It was boring at first but the further I got into the story the easier it was to understand. Lots of plot twists and turns, just when I thought I had it figured out I didn't and that kept me reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracey | 1/10/2014

    " The book had such a slow start for me, and I really couldn't get into it. I would say the last 1/4 of the book I really got into it, but I had a very hard time enjoying the book at first - I would just not want to pick it up (which is unlike me). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kent Hemphill | 12/12/2013

    " Very interesting concept and very intriguing. I enjoyed it a little more than average. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 12/12/2013

    " Alla fine tutto torna. Ben strutturato. Un Buon Connelly. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mike Angelillo | 11/2/2013

    " Ok, so I never actually read this book. But how can it not be awful?!?!? Have you read the back cover? Have you talked to anybody who has read it? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcy Heller | 10/27/2013

    " Connelly is the perfect anecdote for someone in need of diversion. His crime books are a bit different, and always well-written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lobna | 10/17/2013

    " I liked that book a lot, it was very intriguing and i had a difficulty in putting it down, it's been soo long since I've read such an interesting book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Artha | 6/28/2013

    " This was a good read!! Great plot, kept your interest, it flowed! Not part of the Harry Bosch series, but was still good!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cyneva | 6/27/2013

    " A decent enough Connelly standalone. Not as good as The Lincoln Lawyer, but enjoyable nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J. P. Estillana | 6/12/2013

    " I always love Connelly's works. But it seems he always does same ending to his every book. Good read, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mckenna | 2/18/2013

    " I really enjoyed how this story unfolded. This is a good male or female read. I really enjoyed it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sena | 12/29/2012

    " Yawn. Couldn't get into the plot. Didn't finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 7/14/2012

    " I don't think this was one of Connelly's better books. The main character does some things that I think would be improbable. It is still a pretty good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 5/14/2012

    " Didn't like this one as much as I have liked the others that I have read by Connelly. Tthat being siad I really enjoyed the Dr. Suess references. I found the story a little far fetched but still found the character interesting. Looking forward to reading another Connelly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey Hammerhead | 2/16/2012

    " I must admit, i bought this book because of the cover. A computer keyboard and a lady's leg cover with fishnet. The world this book takes you in is chilling and exciting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wilma Rebstock | 2/12/2012

    " I enjoyed this book although I struggled a bit with incredulity over the plot... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nate Hendrix | 1/22/2012

    " I normally enjoy this author, but I could not get into this book at all. I felt no interest in the main character or the story. 98 pages in I admit defeat. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel | 11/21/2011

    " Isn't there a no stars option? Total trash! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 11/19/2011

    " Overall a good read. Kept me guessing, didn't figure out until the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Humkeb | 11/16/2011

    " Good book to read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rochelle | 8/28/2011

    " Not a Harry Bosch novel but still pretty good. Definitely recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ncsherman | 5/23/2011

    " My first Michael Connelly book. I love his style! I'll be reading more of him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia | 5/19/2011

    " Very good plot and fast paced too.. thoroughly enjoyed it.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 5/14/2011

    " I am a new Michael Connelly fan. He is an am amazing writer, and turns out a great plot. This one is a stand-alone, and not part of his famed Harry Bosch series, or the spinoff tales of Mickey Haller (of "Lincoln Lawyer" fame.)I definitely plan to read his entire title list eventually. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April | 5/4/2011

    " I don't care for this genre much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 C | 5/4/2011

    " Found a new mystery writer. Enjoy the whodunit stuff. Don't want the details, just the "trying to figure out" stuff. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 George | 4/28/2011

    " My LEAST favorite of Michael Connelly novels.
    The protagonist is supposed to be an intelligent scientist but comes off just too ignorant while falling for obvious ploys of the "bad guys".
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 4/8/2011

    " The premise is hard to accept.
    Interesting enough, but some really dull areas.
    Seems like these guys just grind them out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 4/5/2011

    " I had a hard time believing someone so smart could be so dumb. This book was okay, but not one of the author's best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 3/27/2011

    " Very good mystery. Grabs you then sucks you in and you just didn't see it coming kind of story. A little too much on computers for me but all in all a good read. "

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About the Author
Author Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly, author of suspense thriller and detective mysteries, has written several #1 New York Times bestsellers and numerous titles that made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. He has won most every award given in the mystery and thriller genres, including the Anthony Award for Best Novel and the Barry Award for Best Novel. He is a former newspaper reporter who also won numerous awards for his journalism.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Davis has received widespread critical acclaim for his narration in a variety of genres. He has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009, 2011, and 2012, as well as being a finalist for an Audie in 2007, 2013, and three times in 2014. He has also garnered accolades from Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and AudioFile magazine and has earned more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.