Chasing The Dime

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409121771

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Would you risk your life for a woman you've never met? A thriller about a simple wrong number that opens a line into terror. From the award-winning No. 1 bestselling author. Henry Pierce has a whole new life - new apartment, new telephone, new number. When he checks his machine, he discovers messages for a woman named Lilly, and she is in some kind of serious trouble. Pierce is inexorably drawn into Lilly's world, and it's unlike any world he's ever known. It is a night-time world of escort services, websites, sex and secret identities. Pierce tumbles through a hole, abandoning his orderly life in a frantic race to save the life of a woman he has never met. Pierce traces Lilly's last days, but every step into her past takes him deeper into a web of inescapable intricacy - and a decision that could cost him everything he owns and holds dear...
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Switchblade

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409152820

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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A Harry Bosch short story from bestselling crime writer Michael Connelly. Also includes an extract from The Gods of Guilt. BOSCH TV STARTS FEBRUARY 2015! When the department's sorter takes a call from an anonymous witness to a cold case murder, she takes it straight to Harry Bosch who finds the accused in San Quentin. He's locked away for a different murder but only a few months away from a parole hearing which is likely to see him walking free. New methods find DNA on the murder weapon but having sat in an archive for 20 years, it's not strong enough to take to court. To keep him behind bars, Bosch has no choice but to find the witness who doesn't want to be found.
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Dime

Author: Alverne Ball

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944536008

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 148

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DIME is a choose-your-own-destiny suspense thriller OGN that follows the life ofprivate investigator Eddie Puss as he chooses to either find the murderer of wealthyphilanthropist Jacosta Harrington's husband or find streetwise pimp, Jimmy Mac'smissing prostitute.
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Trunk Music

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312941918

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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When a Hollywood movie producer is found stuffed in the trunk of his Rolls, L.A. detective Harry Bosch travels a rocky road jammed with Mafia bad guys, Las Vegas money, and a precarious love affair in his search for the killer. Reissue.
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A Dime’s Worth of Paper Plates: One Young Man’s Journey from the Great Depression Through World War II

Author: L.D. (Duke) Hobbs

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 148346539X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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In A Dime’s Worth of Paper Plates, the author calls himself “a typical guy who became a teenager during the Depression years and became a man during World War II.” Duke begins with his ancestors’ history in Norway and their emigration to Iowa in 1892. His grandfather acquired a number of farms in the Norwegian community in central Iowa, and the author lived on one of these farms as a child. His childhood is idyllic, though the Depression and the Dust Bowl years take their toll on the adults in the community. His stepfather takes a job in Pecos, Texas in 1936 and the family adjusts to a new life in this little “cow town.” Following a year of college, Duke joins the army in 1944 and after training at Ft. Hood is sent overseas for two years. He serves in Company “F,” 314th Infantry, 79th Division in the European Theater. After the war, he returns to Texas A&M to complete his degree. Commissioned as a second lieutenant in the air Force, he serves four years as an intelligence officer during the Korean War.
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The Drop

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316069396

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two. DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? The latter possibility could compromise all of the lab's DNA cases currently in court. Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics. Councilman Irvin Irving's son jumped or was pushed from a window at the Chateau Marmont. Irving, Bosch's longtime nemesis, has demanded that Harry handle the investigation. Relentlessly pursuing both cases, Bosch makes two chilling discoveries: a killer operating unknown in the city for as many as three decades, and a political conspiracy that goes back into the dark history of the police department.
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Murder in Vegas

New Crime Tales of Gambling and Desperation

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429911085

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Las Vegas. Lost Wages. Sin City. An artificial oasis of pleasure, spectacle, and entertainment, the gambling capital of America has reinvented itself so many times that its doubtful that anyone knows for sure what's real and what isn't in the miles of neon and scorching heat. Las Vegas is considered the ultimate players destination-no matter what your game. Almost anything is available-for a price, mind you, and sometimes losers walk away from the tables with even less than just an empty wallet or purse-sometimes they don't walk away at all. Now the International Association of Crime Writers and New York Times-bestselling author Michael Connelly have gathered twenty-two crime and mystery stories about the ultimate playground, Las Vegas, and what can happen behind the glitz and glamour. From a gambler who must-win at the roulette table to stay alive to a courier who's only mistake was accepting a package with Las Vegas as the final destination, come to the true city that never sleeps, where fortunes are made and lost every day, and where snake-eyes aren't found just on a pair of dice. Murder in Vegas features stories by: James Swain, S.J. Rozan, Wendy Hornsby, Michael Collins, T.P Keating, J. Madison Davis, Sue Pike, Joan Richter, Libby Hellmann, Tom Savage, Edward Wellen, K.j.a. Wishnia, Linda Kerslake, John Wessel, Lise McClendon, Ronnie Klaskin, Ruth Cavin, A.B. Robbins , Gay Toltl Kinman, Micki Marz, Rick Mofina, Jeremiah Healy At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Sweet Dream Baby

Author: Sterling Watson

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402224843

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Sent to live in the humidity of rural Florida with his grandparents and his sixteen-year-old Aunt Delia for the summer, twelve-year-old Travis becomes absorbed in the closed ways of small-town life. Captivated by Delia, Travis watches her attempt to find a place for herself in the socially stunted, gossip-driven town. Delia's secrets go beyond what Travis can understand, but he believes that he alone can save her--a belief that not only forces him to grow up fast, but one that builds to a dangerous and disturbing climax. In trying to free Delia from her past, Travis leads her into a shocking present and a most uncertain future. In a work at once honest, chilling and compulsively addictive, author Sterling Watson has created a time and place where rock 'n' roll hums from AM radios, steam rises from a secluded riverbed and violent summer storms threaten the peace of silent nights. Watson's characters are brought vividly to life through Travis's touching, powerful and intensely personal voice. A dark and evocative coming of age tale, Sweet Dream Baby begins steeped in innocence and ends in a dramatically different place. "I can't remember a book that sneaked up and grabbed me the way Sweet Dream Baby did. It's a real shocker by a very good writer." --Elmore Leonard "Sterling Watson's Sweet Dream Baby is one of the finest novels I've read in years, an incandescent blend of gothic noir, Faulknerian dreamscape and bittersweet coming-of-age story. Months after reading it, it haunts me still." -Dennis Lehane "Sterling Watson's Sweet Dream Baby brings us the words and music, the tastes and smells of that special time-as well as its heartache and secret shame. I was utterly absorbed in these fierce pages." -Fred Chappell, author of Look Back All the Green Valley "Sweet Dream Baby is a beautiful book. Sterling Watson is surehanded and telling in a story that is as elegiac as it is gripping." -Michael Connelly, author of Chasing the Dime "Some delicious page-turning."-Kirkus Reviews A Book Sense 76 Top 10 Selection Named to Top Ten Crime Books of 2002, Toronto Globe and Mail "Watson proves himself a first-rate storyteller."-Publishers Weekly "A comprehensive work of art that is as thought-provoking as it is disturbing."-Orlando Sentinel
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City of Bones

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780316144537

Category: FICTION

Page: 259

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On New Year's Day, a dog finds a bone in the Hollywood Hills--and unearths a murder committed more than twenty years earlier. It's a cold case, but for Detective Harry Bosch, it stirs up memories of his childhood as an orphan. He can't let it go. As the investigation takes Bosch deeper into the past, a beautiful rookie cop brings him alive in the present. No official warning can break them apart--or prepare Bosch for the explosions when the case takes a few hard turns. Suddenly all of L.A. is in an uproar, and Bosch, fighting to keep control, is driven to the brink of an unimaginable decision.
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Dime a Dance

The Saga of Frankie and Tess

Author: Dustybear

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146284250X

Category: Fiction

Page: 732

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This is where it all startedthe adventures of Dustybear and that rag-taggle bunch of sillies nicknamed The Redneck Mafia. There he was, quietly minding his own business, when suddenly into his homeand his lifecame Frankie and Tess. Little did he know at that point that by merely listening to their story (and maybe getting a book out of it) that he would find himself drawn smack dab into the middle of one of the most bizarreand dangerousadventures he could have ever imagined Ahhh, but he was. Little did he know that he would find himself in so much danger...along with Frankie, Tess, and Ahhh, but pretty quick, he was. Little did he know that this large and very disparate group of people would become such an integral part of his futureand his life. That they would become as much a part of him almost as life itselfand that he, his safety and security, and his very life would become totally dependent on them. Ahhh, but Just exactly how did our hapless author, our trusty Dustybear, get so caught up in all that mystery and intrigue. Caught upIN MURDER? GASP! For that matter, how does sweet and innocent Tess come to be so caught up in organized crime, while dragging Frankie along with her? Then Bear? Then Ahhh, but Tess is where it all starts. But how? Why? Youll just have to read Dime A Dance to find out. Meanie, arent I. Dime A Dance. Book I, Part I The Dance is where it all starts, telling the story of Tess beginnings. Tess and Frankies beginnings. How they meet, and how they find themselves ultimately on the run from the Mafiaafter they fall in love, of course. It also introduces the rest of the group, including Dustybear. It sets the stage for all that is to follow, and a wild ride it is. Dime A Dance. Book I, Part II The Plan sees Frankie, Tess, Bear, and The Redneck Mafia going undercover and infiltrating one of the most powerful organized crime families in the country headed by Antonio Catalafanowith no one in that family the wiser as to their true identitiesor so they think. Then what happens? Ahhh, therein lies the mystery. With more twists and turns than a San Francisco street and more thrills than a roller coaster at full throttle, Dime A Dance will keep you on the edge of your seat, and keep you rooting for the good guys IF you can figure out just exactly who the good guys are and who the bad guys are. The lines get blurred, and frequently even Dustybear isnt too sureand maybe life just isnt always all that simple. Good vs evil. Black and white. Nope. It definitely isnt. Not for Frankie and Tess. Not certainly for Dustybear. Not for Rose and Billy. For Ofelia. Toneboi, Ryan, Derek, Eric, Brenda, Elkeand the rest. Its a real pandoras box. Bear opens that night when he opens the front door of his home in southern Louisiana. He opens it to Frankie, Tess, and Ahhh. But, therein lies the storydoesnt it. So, why dont you come along with Bear as he spins a tale of mystery, intrigue, sex and violence, and of courselove. I think you will find that you will get as caught up in the story, and the characters, and all the restas I did, when I wrote DIME A DANCETHE SAGA OF FRANKIE AND TESS BOOK 1 Parts 1 and 2, and BOOK 2
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