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As readers who have enjoyed his appearances in original paperbacks already know, Harlan Coben's former professional basketball star Myron Bolitar is not your everyday testosterone-enriched jock. Myron is a mild-mannered guy who drinks chocolate soda and until very recently lived at home with his parents in suburban New Jersey. In his hardcover debut, we find Myron sharing a New York apartment with his longtime lady friend, writer Jessica Culver, and still running MB SportsReps, where he ostensibly manages the careers of other athletes, but really spends most of his time playing private eye. The arrival in Myron's life of rising pro basketball star Brenda Slaughter seriously tests his commitment to Jessica, who is in Hollywood working on a movie. It seems that Brenda's father Horace--Myron's old coach--has disappeared, and Brenda is receiving death threats that might involve a gangster family's plans for a new female professional basketball league. Or the threats might have something to do with Brenda's mother's connection to a wealthy New Jersey political family. Myron and his banker friend Win, a preppy with a penchant for violence, are more than enough to double-team the bad guys. Previous Myron Bolitar games in paperback include Backspin, Deal Breaker, Drop Shot, and Fade Away. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Series sports agent Myron Bolitar handles everything with panache: his relationships, his clients, and this search for two missing people. When a sports store mogul asks him to "watch over" basketball star Brenda Slaughter, Myron winds up looking for her father, who disappeared a week ago, and her mother, who deserted the family some 20 years earlier. Myron not only discovers mob interest in female basketball but also a connected suspicious death in a high-profile political family. Standard plotting, then, but authentic conversation, colorful characters, and exciting New York and New Jersey surrounds more than compensate. Strongly recommended.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I love the humanity of the characters, and the relationships of the main protagonists. The story line is interesting and surprising.Published 18 months ago by Kathryn Philipps
One of my favorite autor, but there's a lack of suspens in this book. Hope the next one will be better.Published on March 15 2013 by AZ-DC
This was my first book by Harlan Coben and I was hook, talk about keeping you at the edge of your seat. I have not picked up a book of his since and been disappointed. Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2009 by working
Once again, Harlan Coben and Myron Bolitar are true to form. The witty Bolitar finds himself invloved in a mystery involving murder, a disappearance from twenty years ago and... Read morePublished on April 14 2004 by Gary Turner
This book was my first harlan coben, but it will not be the last.
This book made me laugh. Don't let the sport's agent twist turn you away, read this book .
I'm still trying to figure out why this book doesn't have a complete 5-star rating. This was by far one of the best books I've ever read. Read morePublished on April 17 2003
Some months back, I went to a bookshop in New Delhi & found one copy of each of the Myron Bolitair series. I bought two titles as they seemed interesting. Read morePublished on March 8 2003 by Vikram Seth
I was expecting the typical "whodunnit" mystery lines but reading this book made want to grab the next Myron Bolitar mystery. Read morePublished on Dec 21 2002