At First Sight

At First Sight

A Novel of Obsession

eBook - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
During a holiday trip to Maui with his trophy wife, Evelyn, and his drug-addict teenage daughter, Melissa, middle-aged, disaffected, dot.com millionaire Chick Best becomes infatuated with the beautiful Paige Ellis, developing a growing obsession that compels him to murder first her husband Chandler and then his wife, Evelyn, in a staged carjacking.

Perseus Publishing
In his newest and most distinctive thriller, Stephen J. Cannell channels his insider experiences into a tautly drawn noir look at the materialistic Hollywood lifestyle.

Meet Chick Best?a middle-aged self-absorbed, disaffected, California dot.com millionaire. Other than his house and high-priced foreign cars, Chick’s most expensive possession is his trophy wife. Evelyn is good at spending Chick’s 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.



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During a holiday trip to Maui with his trophy wife, Evelyn, middle-aged, disaffected millionaire Chick Best becomes infatuated with the beautiful Paige Ellis, developing a growing obsession that compels him to commit murder.
During a trip to Maui with his trophy wife, Evelyn, and his drug-addict teenage daughter, Melissa, disaffected dot.com millionaire Chick Best becomes infatuated with the beautiful Paige Ellis, growing so obsessed that he kills her husband, Chandler; but this is just the beginning as Chick's life spirals out of control, threatening everything he holds dear. Reprint.

Publisher: 2009
ISBN: 9780786746743
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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