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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (12,589 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harlan Coben Narrator: Jonathan Marosz Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Myron Bolitar Series Release Date: April 2006 ISBN: 9781415933954
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Sports agent Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron’s prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend—a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead—the deal starts to go sour. Trying to unravel the truth about a family’s tragedy, a woman’s secret, and a man’s lies, Myron is up against the dark side of his business—where image and talent make you rich, but the truth can get you killed.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Like fellow wise-cracking P.I.'s Spenser and Elvis Cole, Myron Bolitar is great fun in the best hard-boiled tradition. Houston Chronicle
  • A mystery thriller with all the right stuff, intrigue, suspense, romance and humor...Coben keeps you in suspense from beginning to end. The Newark Tribune
  • Winner of the 1996 Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original
  • Finalist for the 1996 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Paperback Original

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 2/9/2014

    " I finally read Bolitar #1. Good series and a good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arica | 2/7/2014

    " Wow! Like that I went back and learne more about the beginnings of Myron Bolitar, Wynn and Jessica. Just when you THINK you have the mystery sovled Coben spins it another way. NICE! But I've already discoved the library doesn't have the next in the seriews "Drop Shot" on CD... BOO!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kasi Lou | 2/5/2014

    " This is a really good book. About a man who is a Sports agent and he starts searching for his ex-girlfriend's missing sister. Really good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rita | 2/4/2014

    " This is the start of the Myron Bolitar series. Myron is a sports agent who clients keep him in the detective business. His friend Wynn, is a upper class financial wizard/hit man and his assistant is Esporonza a sharp agent/ former female wrestler. This series is a step above the Perry Mason series. There is emotions, mystery and humor all together "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonya M | 2/2/2014

    " I'm not sleeping because I want to finish this book. first time I'm not jumping around. (book to book) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 1/29/2014

    " I enjoyed very much. Good action and intrigue. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurin | 1/27/2014

    " Normally I like Coben's books, but I just couldn't get into this series. I liked the story line, but I couldn't connect to the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Carpio | 1/20/2014

    " Sports, mystery, humor. What's more to like? Definitely something for the sports fan that enjoys mystery novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mj | 1/20/2014

    " loved this book - sarcasm at its best - funny and suspenseful "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kent | 1/3/2014

    " First book by this author. Recommended by my brother Dave. Enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawnie | 1/2/2014

    " I really liked this book....it was pretty fast paced and it kept me off balance a while figuring out the mystery. I'll definitly be picking up the rest of the series....thanks Kathy!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Redd | 12/10/2013

    " Good book moves steadily along - "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 12/8/2013

    " I couldnt put the book down! I used live in NJ and find these books wonderful. He puts the NJ attidude right in where it belongs and I fell in love with Myron Bolitar immedatey! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Bean | 11/22/2013

    " I found this book to be well written and very funny. It has a great plot with plenty of twists and turns. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an entertaining and quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorie | 11/21/2013

    " I think I have found a new favorite mystery author. I was introduced to Myron Bolitar in Harlan Coben's YA series and I absolutely love this. I enjoy the main characters personality and the mystery kept me guessing until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie Eslinger | 8/7/2013

    " Coben writes in the same style as Patterson; really quick read, lots of humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 7/26/2013

    " A fast / easy read. Sometimes you just need a simple and fun book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 7/16/2013

    " Loved it! Very real and engaging characters. Plot with many nuances. Now I have to track down the rest of the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 SherryA | 3/1/2013

    " Lots of plot twists. Enjoyed this easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 1/17/2013

    " Excellent; I think I'll read the series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn Vandyke | 10/22/2012

    " As soon as I read this book I knew Myron Bolitar was going to become one of my favorite characters. I really like Coben's writing style. Excellent read, didnt want to put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherrill Jones | 9/5/2012

    " Nice diversion - light reading, full of quirky characters and funny lines. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill James | 7/14/2012

    " I watched Harlan Coben on Hardcover Mysteries and knew I had to read his books. I decided to start at the beginning of the Myron Bolitar series. It is kinda funny to read with the lack of technology we have today, but I liked the characters and enjoyed the plotline very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aleisha Z Coleman | 7/9/2012

    " one of my newer favorite authors(along with michael connelly and dennis lehane). starting this series with myron bolitar as am ex-investigator gone sports agent. read fast, fun and well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Flik | 3/11/2012

    " So much fun for most of the book; annoying convoluted ending though. Ah, mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 1/11/2012

    " I love this author! This is the first book of the Myron Bolitar series. He is a sports agent/detective. It is a fun and quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcus Matherne | 12/27/2011

    " why havent I read the next of this series? dunno. this book was great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 10/31/2011

    " I finally read the first book in this series. I'm glad I found it at the library t he other day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/6/2011

    " I liked this book- the first of the Myron Books. It lays the groundwork for the future stories. But I am still not sure about how Win's total loyalty to Myron came about. Does anyone have any ideas? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. A good story. A likeable hero ,Myron Bolitar is an athlete whose injury cost him a pro career, he is a black belt in karate or judo or something so he can beat people up and he still lives with his parents. He works with his best friend fro "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 5/6/2011

    " Great first Myron book!! Explains how Myron met Win (thank you Eliz).

    The story was compelling and a page turner til the end. I had no clue "who dunnit". Which I LOVE!

    Highly recommend this book and author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 5/6/2011

    " a 5 star book with a 1 star ending. Bonus Stars for the plentiful 90s references like Phil Donahue, carphones and the landline limitations of Star-69. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lou | 5/2/2011

    " In some ways, another detective novel, except Myron and his sidekick Win are very well developed characters. I highly recommend this book to any fans of the mystery/detective genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erika | 4/25/2011

    " So good, Cannot wait to read another. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 4/25/2011

    " Starting to become a real Coben fan and I really enjoyed this new character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 4/20/2011

    " Hysterically funny mystery with Cobans' dynamite duo,Win and Myron. Every time I read one of Myrons'self deprecating lines or his cynical statements I keep thinking boy I gotta remember that and use it the next time its' appropriate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phyllis | 4/11/2011

    " Fabulous book. Well written and full of suspense. I am now hooked on Harlan Coben's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 4/10/2011

    " A creative start to the series. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne | 4/7/2011

    " Wasn't sure I'd get into this...not that much of a sports fan, and once I realized that Myron Bolitar is a sports agent, I was a bit put off. But the mystery is a good one, the pacing moves right along, and I got to like the quirky Bolitar by the end. Worth the time spent, I'd say. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 4/6/2011

    " The saving grace of this book is Myron's sense of humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 4/3/2011

    " I think I might become hooked on this author. a bit of humour helps keep the book moving art a fast pace. "

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About the Author
Author Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including eight novels that have made the #1 New York Times bestsellers list. He is the winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards, and in 2010, Live Wire won the world’s most lucrative crime fiction award, the RBA International Prize for Crime Writing, worth €125,000. His books are published in forty one languages around the globe and have been number one bestsellers in over a dozen countries.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Marosz has narrated dozens of audiobooks throughout his career, including numerous titles by bestselling authors David Baldacci, Harlan Coben, and Tony Hillerman.