Synopses & Reviews
The Edgar-nominated, Anthony Award-winning novel that started the brilliant career of Harlan Coben. Introducing the quick-witted Myron Bolitar, sports agent and reluctant private eye, and his psychotic sidekick, Win, this furiously paced debut storms the gates of professional football, where a high-priced rookie with a dubious past is being squeezed by sleazy management and murder is the only deal breaker. Endlessly entertaining with inexhaustible twists, this novel is the classic that put Coben on the map.
Hardball negotiating comes easy to sports agent Myron Bolitar. But when the Titans use a young woman's disappearance against his client Christian Steele, Myron strikes back. Calling the number of his own ace in the hole -- a Wasp named Win who happens to be a walking leathal weapon -- Myron crashes into a world where high prices athletes and sleazy players come together. Suddenly, Myon and Win have a nude photo, a phone-sex line, and a handful of clues that all add up to one thing: young, beautiful Kathy Culver may not be dead at all, but a killer is most definitely in the game.
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.
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 page-turning appearance.
From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Promise Me" comes the first novel featuring Myron Bolitar--a haunting tale of betrayal and family secrets that explodes into a riveting powerhouse of suspense. Reissue.
About the Author
Harlan Coben is the winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards. His critically acclaimed novels have been published in thirty-three languages around the world and have been number one bestsellers in more than half a dozen countries. In addition to the Myron Bolitar series (Deal Breaker, Drop Shot, Fade Away, Back Spin, One False Move, The Final Detail, Darkest Fear
, and the upcoming Promise Me
), he is also the author of Tell No One, Gone for Good, Innocent, The Woods,
and Hold Tight.
From the Hardcover edition.