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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,460 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: 9781415933985
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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 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

  • Brilliant! Perfect for fans of Sue Grafton, Robert B. Parker, and everyone else! Nancy Pickard, author of I.O.U.
  • Fast action, snappy dialogue...[An] enjoyable read. Toronto Star
  • Winner of the 1997 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Paperback Original
  • A 1997 Anthony Award Finalist for Best Paperback Original
  • Winner of the 1997 Shamus Award for Best PI Paperback Original
  • A 1997 Barry Award Finalist for Best Paperback Original

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle E | 2/20/2014

    " Another great one in this series AND this time I didn't see the ending coming! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassandra. | 2/16/2014

    " #3 Myron Bolitar. Keep them coming! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie Agerter | 2/12/2014

    " I love this book, this was no exception! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 2/10/2014

    " Myron Bolitar novels are great. Here's another good one, in which he gives hoops another shot, though it's in order to find a missing person. The usual mayhem results. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 1/23/2014

    " Love his writing and this character. My son suggested him and I will read more (some are already on my shelf). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose Mary | 1/18/2014

    " If you're a fan of Harlan Coben and his great character, Myron Bolitar, you won't be disappointed! This is an early book about Myron, 1996 copyright, and he is hired by the pro team to find his former rival who has gone missing. Myron is back on the court floor and loving it, despite his 20 years away from the game. His best pal Win is there to give him support as he gets involved in trying to solve a murder. I enjoyed it--think you will, too! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 1/16/2014

    " A nice light summer read - a mystery set against a backdrop of professional basketball. A fun and somewhat different kind of distraction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce Lagow | 1/4/2014

    " Myron Bolitar's professional basketball careeer ended before it ever really began with a severe knee injury sustained during a pre-season game. He is therefore astonished when the owner of the New Jersey Dragons, a team headed for the playoffs, offers him a job as a player. But it turns out that this is to be a cover for the real job--finding the whereabouts of one of the team's star players, Greg Downing, who has disappeared on the eve of the playoffs. Myron and Greg have a history as rivals going back to their high school basketball days.[return][return]Myron and his Philadelphia Main Line Old Family assistant Win immediately run into signs of trouble when they discover blood in the basement playroom of Downing's house. Soon a body shows up, that of a mysterious "Carla", and the puzzle thickens.[return][return]Coben is in fine feather with this series installment. Myron and Win are two of the more original "detectives" in the mystery genre, and Coben's comic touch, as usual, really enlivens the story. Win is definitely everyone's favorite sociopath.[return][return]The plot is excellent with a gratifying number of twists and turns. The climax is completely unexpected and well-written; the ending, quite appropriately, is somewhat somber and a little ambivalent.[return][return]There are aspects of the plot, however, that do not tie up neatly at the end, and that left me uncomfortable trying to figure out just exactly how they actually did fit in to the overall plot. There is a brief and pretty superficial look at the price sports superstars pay for their celebrity status that is crucial to the plot.[return][return]As always, Myron and Win are the chief attractions in a highly entertaining--many times truly funny--book. Highly recommended for a good, light read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 12/21/2013

    " This is one of the best Harlan Cohen books I've read. It had lots of twists and heart and a very satisfying end. I'd say this is the most important bolitar series book to read. The bolivar books are funny and have good endings where the bad guy always gets what they deserve. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 12/21/2013

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 4 stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin Katz | 12/17/2013

    " Bringing the beloved Myron back to his sport, basketball, we get to see a chance for a comeback to the NBA when he replaces his high school rival, whilst (yes I probably used it wrong, but it felt so right there) searching for said rival who has disappeared. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rob DeLiema | 12/1/2013

    " This was the weakest of Coben's books. Others are better. Not worth re-reading. "

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

    " Audio Book. Myron is asked by a NBA owner to help find a missing player. He joins the team to attempt a comeback as cover while he snoops around the team and players. Greg Downing, the player Myron is looking for is being blackmailed by some 60's radic "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 11/11/2013

    " Always enjoy Harlan Coben. This was the first Myron Bolitar novel I read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emlindsey | 11/9/2013

    " Fun summer read. Entertainment only. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Randy | 10/24/2013

    " Although this is about basketball (and I love basketball) it just couldn't keep my attention. I couldn't wait for it to be over. That being said I did like the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee Green | 7/12/2013

    " This one changed things up a bit, so I enjoyed it more than the last. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen Brunnett | 7/1/2013

    " Another love fest with Coben. This book answered some questions I had about the main character's background. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Drue Allen | 3/5/2013

    " Loved it - these characters are wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 12/29/2012

    " Hooray for Myron Bolitar! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlotte | 10/29/2012

    " I am a Myron and staff addict.........what can I say "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 8/19/2012

    " liked this one the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanna | 5/24/2012

    " Fully engaging, well crafted, enjoyable drama with plenty of twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 3/10/2012

    " not one of his best.struggled to finish it.but still ok. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy Burger | 3/10/2012

    " Another excellent book in the series. Funny yet serious with twists and turns. Plus these are quick, easy reads! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kip | 2/25/2012

    " I'm really enjoying the Myron Bolitar series. Coben deserves his Edgar award. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget | 1/10/2012

    " I like this series and will continue to read more books when I get the chance! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 1/6/2012

    " I really enjoy this series. Myron has a great sense of humor "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 6/10/2011

    " The Myron Bolitar character, combined with prep school assassin Win are top notch, Not ery believable but somehow I end up not caring so much about that and love Myron's resigned tone as he accepts the very worst in men "

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

    " I totally enjoyed this Myron Bolitar mystery series. This was only my second Coben book, but I am hooked. Fast read and a fun who done it. The basketball theme was right up my alley and the twists and turns were fun. I really like the character Wyn too. "

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

    " Audio Book. Myron is asked by a NBA owner to help find a missing player. He joins the team to attempt a comeback as cover while he snoops around the team and players. Greg Downing, the player Myron is looking for is being blackmailed by some 60's radic "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne | 4/18/2011

    " I love Myron Bolitar so of course I loved the book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzie | 4/18/2011

    " I really like this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 4/17/2011

    " Very good detective/mystery novel. I'm really starting to like Myron! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 4/16/2011

    " Enjoyed the Myron Bolitar mystery very much and it has encouraged me to read some of the other Harlen Coben books as well. Fast, easy read with a fairly complicated plot, but the author does a good job of keeping the storyline clear. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 4/11/2011

    " This is just the second act withe tension of the Greg Donwing and Myron Bolitar act in series. You learn more about the two. It adds more character to the two characters. Its a fun read. "

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

    " Slick little mystery with a sports agent as the protag. Signed onto an NBA team ten years after his NBA plans were dashed by a pre-season injury. Snappy patter, moves right along with a good twist (and perfectly fair to the reader) at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 3/25/2011

    " If you like Spenser novels, the Bolitar series should please you greatly. A wonderful cast of characters, a deep, twisty mystery and snappy dialogue. I'll be picking up others in this series for sure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 3/17/2011

    " Third in the Bolitar series. The whole series so far are good mysteries with a little humor mixed in. Good characters that are easy to like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abranch71 | 2/27/2011

    " This is a Harlan Coben mystery from 1996! References to VCRs and fun things like that. Enjoyed reading on the plane from FL to CT. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 2/27/2011

    " Livre de jeunesse de Coben. L'écriture s'en ressent... Mais le suspense nous séduit... "

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

    " Another great one in this series AND this time I didn't see the ending coming! "

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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.