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Harlan Coben , Jonathan Marosz
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6 Mar 2007 Myron Bolitar Mysteries
The home was top-notch New Jersey suburban.  The living room was Martha Stewart.  The basement was Legos--and blood.  For sports agent Myron Bolitar, the disappearance of a man he'd once competed against was bringing back memories--of the sport he and Greg Downing had both played and the woman they both loved.  Now, among the stars, the wanna-bes, the gamblers and groupies, Myron is unraveling the strange, violent life of a sports hero gone wrong, and coming face-to-face with a past he can't relive, and a present he may not survive.

In stories that crackle with wit and suspense, Edgar Award winner Harlan Coben has created one of the most fascinating and complex heroes in suspense fiction--Myron Bolitar--a hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent who grows more and more engaging and unpredictable with each appearance.

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Random House Audio Assets; Unabridged edition (6 Mar 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0739340980
  • ISBN-13: 978-0739340981
  • Product Dimensions: 15.1 x 13.2 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 559,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Harlan Coben was the first ever author to win all three major crime awards in the US. He is now global bestseller with his mix of powerful stand-alone thrillers and Myron Bolitar crime novels. He has appeared in the bestseller lists of The Times, the New York Times, Le Monde, Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times.

He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and four children.

Here are the Myron Bolitar novels in series order:

Deal Breaker
Drop Shot
Fade Away
Back Spin
One False Move
The Final Detail
Darkest Fear
Promise Me
Long Lost

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Harlan Coben is the modern master of the hook-and-twist - luring you in on the first page, only to shock you on the last (Dan Brown)

Harlan Coben specialises in rousing the snake that lurks in the perfectly cut grass of American suburbia ... Coben makes you care about them but never neglects a plot that is full of his trademark shocks (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The past is catching up with Myron Bolitar... A gripping novel from the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of SIX YEARS. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great mystery featuring Myron Bolitar 20 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
When Myron Bolitar, a sports rep and one time first round draft to the NBA, is signed on by the New Jersey Dragons it isn't so that he can make a comeback. In fact, Bolitar has been signed to track down his team mate and former arch-rival Greg Downing. What he doesn't know when he accepts the job is that far from being a simple missing persons case, this becomes a murder hunt. But, who is the victim, who killed her, what is their motive and, why is someone attempting to blackmail not only Greg, and the team but also Myron himself?
Full of twists and turns the third book in Harlan Coben's Myron Bolitar series is also full of the usual witty dialogue. Although Myron is of course the protagonist in this story numerous appearances are made by other familiar characters, Jessica, Esperanza, Big Cyndi, Myron's parents and of course Win, and it's great to follow what's going on with them. Don't think that you have to have read the earlier Bolitar books to get into this though, it's a great stand alone novel but once you've read it I wouldn't be surprised if you wanted to read the rest.
I initially bought this book to pass time on a train journey but still found myself reading it that evening long after I was home and I finished it the following day. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good mystery novel. If you're new to Coben I'd say read these great books and then don't miss his great thriller Tell No One.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Harlan is "action man" 24 July 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book is filled with twists and turns that keep you wondering who did it from begin to end. Harlan has a way of keeping you on the edge of you seat until you finish the very last page. I love the Myron Bolitar series!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Bolitar book yet? 23 July 2001
Format:Paperback
I have now read 4 of the Myron Bolitar series of books and I rate this one as the best. The story keeps you guessing until the last few pages and then - POW - a different twist and turn in every paragraph! Very clever story - I would recommend it to anyone...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ghosts of the past 5 July 2012
Format:Paperback
My 2nd Coben book and now that I am firmly attuned with the characters of Bolitar and Win, I found Fade Away a breeze of a story to jump straight into. The story gives some insight into Bolitar's past as a pro basketball player before injury cut him down in his prime. The premise of the story is that a renowned basketball player (Greg Downing) has gone missing, who was a friend but also a rival to Bolitar both as a player and for the affections of a woman. Bolitar had lost out on both counts. The boss of Downing's team wants Bolitar to find his missing man, sensing a whiff of scandal if the news becomes public as Downing was a man in debt and with a broken marriage. Bolitar goes undercover with the basketball team and slowly unravels the shocking truth through a twisted web of subversion and blackmail that brings revelation and closure on events in his own past - events that he had pushed to the back of his mind, until now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars First Time Harlan Coben Reader 11 Mar 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Looking for a great read? Look no further! This is the first book I've read from Harlan and am somewhat hooked now. I bought this book for reading on holiday where you would pick it up and put down in-between other activities............how wrong can you be! How many books have made you laugh out loud? Not many I'd bet. The spoken word and the thoughts of the main character will have you sporadically throughout the book at the very least, inwardly laughing. Aside from the humour the main characters Myron, Win and Esperanza have a relationship akin to siblings. The story is (in my opinion) intriguing directly from the first few pages and does not suffer from the inconsequential fringe characters which make some books difficult to follow (either that or Harlan makes each character so interesting you remember exactly who's who) The plot is pleasantly easy to follow, however I guarantee you will be constantly, up to the final few pages of the book changing your mind as to whom the guilty party is.
Update: Just read the second book by Harlan (Back Spin) which is every bit as good as the above
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3.0 out of 5 stars Answers unanswered questions 25 Nov 2010
Format:Paperback
This is the third novel in the Myron Bolitar series and instead of hinting at the Myron's past this book really seems to answer the questions. This book has the normal mix of detective novel with the occasionally one liner to make you laugh. However as well as being a good detective novel the past is revisited for Myron when he is asked to play basketball again. This allows the author to in depth go into what has happened in Myron's past the breakdown in his relationship on the first occasion to Jessica and other half answered questions in previous books. This is an excellent quick page turner that keeps you enthralled throughout. Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly surprised 17 Jan 2006
Format:Paperback
Having not been very impressed with the previous "Myron Bolitar" novel I read, I wasnt sure if buying another one was going to be a good move.
Fortunately my fears were unfounded as this was a cracking read as Myron goes undercover in a basketball team to find a missing player.
Still not as good as his non Bolitar books but still highly recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 17 Dec 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
If you like great mysteries, this is the author for you. All of his books are great. Coben has brand of wise-ass humor coupled with interesting plots make his books a breeze and a joy to read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars ooh so good!!
Harlan coben builds the story, there are twists and turns and an excellent surprising finale. Another great read, well worth it
Published 1 month ago by kiwili
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy read
On this occasion could not guess the outcome.
Variation on a theme....Easy to read, quite absorbing, recommended for light entertainment.
Published 6 months ago by L. Newey
4.0 out of 5 stars Bolitar at his usual best
Harlan Coben remains consistent. Read this in a couple of days as the plot was fast moving and had lots of action.
Published 6 months ago by Lynne184
4.0 out of 5 stars Coben never disapoints.
As the headline says, its an exciting read with lots of action & humour.Looking forward
to his next novel.thanks again Harlan
Published 8 months ago by william michael
5.0 out of 5 stars Backspln
Brilliant, had me fooled! Again! Can't wait for the next book. Just been introduced to the Myron series can't put the book's down.
Published 8 months ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars Twist & Turns
This is the 10th book that I have read by Harlan Coben there is more twist and turns in this novel that keep you guessing right to the very end. I would recommend this to anyone...
Published 11 months ago by Steve
4.0 out of 5 stars Harlan Coben doesn't disappoint
I have read many of Harlan Coben's books but missed this one first time round. It has kept me in suspense and it doesn't matter that I am not a basket ball/sports fan. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Maggie
4.0 out of 5 stars Fade Away
Another mystery solved by the dynamic duo! Bit slower than his usual books but still hard to put down during the juicy bits! Again a thoroughly enjoyable read.
Published 12 months ago by Ivor
4.0 out of 5 stars Another page-turner
Full of twists and turns - and keeping its secrets right to the end, This Myron Bolitar novel is witty and sardonic. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Avid reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good Myron Bolitar story
This is typical of Harlan Coben books - a must-read- well written and gripping all the way through. I really like Myron, Win, Hesperanza and Jessica and find them all believable. Read more
Published 16 months ago by MB
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