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Fade Away Paperback – 16 May 2007

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Product details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Orion; New edition edition (24 May 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752849158
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752849157
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.3 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 438,720 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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They used to be rivals - now Myron Bolitar must find the man who once brought him down.

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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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By A Customer on 23 July 2001
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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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By A Customer on 24 July 2004
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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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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.

Anyone who enjoys a good thriller should read, not just this but also other, Harlan Coben books.
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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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I enjoy reading Harlan Coban - I like his snappy sense of humour. But when an editor takes over a book, does the author never re-read it before publishing? I'm not talking typos here but a woman who at one stage of the book could not clench her fists due to the length of her fingernails and a little later made two tiny clenched fists! And what is an "aliya"? Wiki didn't know
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I thought this was just okay, nothing wrong with it but nothing to get too excited about either. This is the third in the Myron Bolitar series and it felt a bit samey (but not as good) as the other two - the wisecracks were there but weren't as amusing and Win is less enigmatic and interesting as he seems to be just there as a plot device to save Myron at those life threatening critical times. It was interesting to get the background to Myron's injury though.

I will continue with the series but hope that the spark that was in the first two returns.
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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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