At first sight: a novel of obsession
In his newest and most distinctive novel, Stephen J. Cannell channels his insider experiences into a tautly drawn noir look at the materialistic Hollywood lifestyle.
Meet Chick Best--a middle-aged, selfabsorbed, disaffected, California dot.com millionaire. Other than his house and high-priced foreign cars, Chick's most expensive possession is his trophy wife, Evelyn. Evelyn is good at spending Chick' money, money that has pretty much run out. Another problem is his drug-addled sixteen-year-old daughter, Melissa. Though concerned about his life and family, Chick has resigned himself to a miserable state of acceptance. That is, until he, Evelyn, and Melissa take a Christmas vacation in Maui. With this, Chick's life changes...
Chick experiences unrequited love at first sight when he observes Paige Ellis emerging from the hotel swimming pool. His obsession, exceeded only by his need to possess her, isn't diminished when he learns that she is happily married. Instead, he befriends Paige and her near-perfect husband, Chandler. A short time later, back from Hawaii, Chick's obsession compels him to drive to Paige's house, where he runs down and kills Chandler in a drugstore parking lot. But this is just the beginning of Chick's nightmare as his life spirals homicidally out of control, resulting in the destruction of everything he holds dear. Will Paige learn the truth about Chick before it's too late?
Fast paced, filled with wry humor, murder, lust, and dead-on L.A. characterizations, Cannell has written his most explosively saleable novel yet.
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|Full title||at first sight|
|Author||cannell stephen j|
|Last Update||2018-05-22 22:53:33PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-05-22 23:35:47PM|
|author||Stephen J. Cannell|
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|available_at_catalog||Annex, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids|
|detailed_location_catalog||Annex - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||A dot.com millionaire's obsession with a young married woman spirals homicidally out of control, leading to the destruction of everything he holds dear.|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Annex, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000309677|Book|Books||English|Vanguard Press,|c2008.|viii, 328 p. ; 25 cm., overdrive:01e6926a-1105-4784-a9ea-fbda87886c8e|eBook|eBook||English|Vanguard Press|2009||
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|subject_facet||Adultery -- Fiction, Hawaii -- Fiction, Married people -- Fiction|
|title_display||At first sight : a novel of obsession|
|title_full||At First Sight A Novel of Obsession, At first sight : a novel of obsession / Stephen J. Cannell|
|title_short||At first sight :|
|title_sub||a novel of obsession|
|topic_facet||Adultery, Fiction, Married people, Suspense, Thriller|