Inspired by an event in the author's life, a bit of "film noir" on paper
First published in 2003.
If you are familiar with the movie style called "film noir" than you get a good idea what this book is like. In a "film noir" movie the protagonist is a regular guy with a secret. He gets sucked into the criminal underworld (or into the world of spies) by events he cannot control and does not understand. Betrayals make him question everything and his old life is shattered.
I wasn't in to this one for the first 75 pages or so. But, once it gets going this one really had me. Connelly noted in the book that he was inspired to write this book when he got a new phone number and got a number of questionable phone calls.
I rate this book 5 stars out of 5.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: Chasing the Dime
Reviewed on November 22, 2007.