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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,579 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: 9781415933978
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Valerie Simpson is a young female tennis star with a troubled past who’s now on the verge of a comeback and wants Myron as her agent. Myron, who’s also got the hottest young male tennis star, Duane Richwood, primed to take his first grand slam tournament, couldn’t be happier. That is, until Valerie is murdered in broad daylight at the U.S. Open and Myron’s number one client becomes the number one suspect.

Clearing Duane’s name should be easy enough. Duane was playing in a match at the time of Valerie’s death. But why is his phone number in Valerie’s black book when he claims only to have known her in passing? Why was she calling him from a phone booth on the street? The police stop caring once they pin the murder on a man known for having stalked Valerie and seen talking to her moments before the murder. But Myron isn’t satisfied. It seems too clean for him.

Myron pries a bit and finds himself prying open the past where six years before, Valerie’s fiancée, the son of a senator, was brutally murdered by a juvenile delinquent and a straight-A student was subsequently gunned down on the street in retaliation, his death squandered in bureaucratic files. And everyone from the Senator to the mob wants Myron to stop digging.

The truth beneath the truth is not only dangerous, it’s deadly. And Myron may be the next victim.

In novels 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Coben’s] depiction of the sports marketing scene is hilarious.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

  • A fast-paced plot, witty dialogue, more than a few surprises, and a you'll-never-guess-whodunit denouement. Armchair Detective
  • Superb writing...Harlan Coben serves up an ace with Drop Shot. John Lutz, author of Death by Jury
  • “Like fellow-wisecracking P.I.’s Spenser and Elvis Cole, Myron Bolitar is great fun in the best hard-boiled tradition.”

    Houston Chronicle

  • “A tightly plotted book…Sports agent Myron Bolitar and his off-kilter sidekick Win are two of the most intriguing new characters in mystery fiction. This one kept me guessing to the end.”

    Janet Dawson, author of Nobody’s Child

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve Anderson | 2/18/2014

    " I guess if I would have made this my first Myron Bolitar book I would have had a different impression. It doesn't lack the action, wit and plot twists of a typical Bolitar novel but it did become somewhat predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gloria | 2/14/2014

    " This was a relatively quick read and I actually liked it better than I thought I would when I first started it. It kept me guessing and threw me some real surprises, and that is always rather fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aurora | 2/11/2014

    " It was a good book because I didn't figure it out until almost the end - however, it wasn't a great book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 2/6/2014

    " Very predictable "who dunnit". Also, the edition I read had an obscene amount of typos, which was pretty annoying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 1/28/2014

    " So far I like Drop Shot. It kept me interested throughout the book. So far I like the Myron Bolitar series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mandy | 1/25/2014

    " Abandoned this one within the first chapter. I got exasperated with the main character! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 1/19/2014

    " This is one of the Myron Bolitar series of books. These books are very entertaining with mystery intertwined. Set mostly in NYC, but also references to Philadelphia Main Line. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 1/18/2014

    " This is the second of Harlan Coben's, Myron Bolitar series. I really enjoyed this one. The twists and turns in this one are even more hard to figure out than the first book and the further development of the main characters is fantastic. I am now wondering what more can happen and how much more we get to learn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita | 1/13/2014

    " I really enjoy this author! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 1/12/2014

    " Wine by the Glass is a dangerous combination at the U.S. Open. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samuel | 12/12/2013

    " Psycho Yuppies!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janna | 12/11/2013

    " Good book - I didn't like the ending but it was a thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tari | 12/2/2013

    " my second read of this author. I like the character this series follows...pretty funny/witty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie | 11/30/2013

    " You can't help but like the main character. Fun, easy read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gayle | 11/27/2013

    " Perfectly entertaining but rather predictable. I think I shall leave this author for a while and pick up something else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Severance | 9/22/2013

    " Win and Myron are officially my favorite fictional characters. I can't stop reading this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Warren | 5/12/2013

    " I enjoyed the pace, the twists and the humor. I'm moving on to his next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 12/28/2012

    " Fantastico. Dylan and I read this book at the same time. I've now gotten him hooked on the Myron Bolitar series. But he insists on reading them in order! Anyway, another gooood book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 5/17/2012

    " I like when I can't guess the end of a mystery and I didn't see this ending coming. Also certain lines are absolutely snark-filled humor that made me laugh out loud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M.D. | 4/22/2012

    " The second Myron Bolitar, this time set in the world of tennis. A truly puzzling story, albeit with a somewhat last-minute ending. A few laugh-out-loud scenes with Myron's "rapier wit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carl | 3/19/2012

    " This is the last book I'm going to read from the 6 that I found at the garbage dump. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Oldesq | 3/7/2012

    " Myron Bolitar is pure brain candy and I gobble up every bite :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Talpey | 2/8/2012

    " Love his books. great humor written throughout the book. Always catch myself laughing. Enjoyable "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy Spicer | 1/28/2012

    " Okay, I tried to listen to it at work and replayed some of the CDs several times. This might be an author that I need to dedicate more attention too. I'll listen to the next one on a road trip. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Q | 1/8/2012

    " I am very disappointed in this book. After reading a stand alone book of Coban's I expected more. It was rather sedate with a ho hum storyline. I hope the next one is better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 12/29/2011

    " An easy and entertaining read. I can't help but like Myron. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rita Kay | 7/13/2011

    " More to my husband's taste than mine... "

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

    " Audio Book. Myron Bolitar and tennis this time. His client (Duane) was playing tennis in some club after hours and got caught. His cousin whom he was playing with killed a Senator's son and then was killed by Duane's mother so Duane could get away. Th "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 4/16/2011

    " Maybe I have read too many of books of this series and they're starting to sound all the same. But this one was not my favorite. It was really on dull side and plot was just blah. If you're keeping track of the order this book two so I guess in that case its normal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 4/12/2011

    " I liked this book way better than book 1! Maybe it was just timing, but I really got into this story. I am enjoying Myron & Win. I did guess the ending some time before I reached it, but that's ok, I'm happy to get it right once in a while! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 4/9/2011

    " Beginnning to really like his books - Myron is the wisest smart ass I can remember in fiction! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alline | 4/8/2011

    " Funny protagonist, typical invincible sidekick, sexy girlfriend, etc. Very readable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 4/3/2011

    " I figured this book out about half way through, but I still enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 3/5/2011

    " C'est le deuxième Harlan Coben que je lis. J'aime toujours le style et le rythme, mais si le coupable est toujours une vieille femme noire, je crois que je vais m'ennuyer en lisant les prochains... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 2/25/2011

    " The second book in the Myron Bolitar series. An enjoyable book and entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 2/24/2011

    " Easy read. 2nd book in the Myron Bolitar series. Good follow up to Deal Breaker, will be reading the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/21/2011

    " I really like this series and this was another good one. Myron is a great character. I could do without the love interest, but I suppose that one is needed. I guessed the "whodunit" fairly early on, but it was still a fun read. "

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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.