Cannell, Stephen J.
Title: At First Sight: A Novel of Obsession
Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York Vanguard Press 2008
ISBN Number: 1593154828 / 9781593154820
Our Product Number: 608201
Protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Black boards with yellow spine imprinted with title and author in red metallic. Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. ; 328 pages; 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.