Author(s): Harlan CobenDownload
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 page-turning appearance.
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Myron Bolitar is back in this third installment in the series, this time to help investigate the disappearance of Greg Downing, a star basketball player that was his competition during Myron’s playing days. Myron has to join the team in order to gain the trust of the people surrounding Greg, bringing him back to what might have been and into the world he thought would have been his destiny.
I really liked this story as we learned more about the circumstances that ended Myron’s basketball career. The mystery of Greg’s disappearance is equally engaging, with the typical cast of suspects to draw you in and wreak havoc. Win and Esperanza play major roles in the story, each helping Myron face his past as well as solve the circumstances of Greg’s disappearance. I’m still listening to this series on audiobook and the narrator seems to nail the sarcastic nature of Myron.
This story is my most favorite so far and I’m looking forward to the next book.
I thoroughly enjoyed this 3rd book in the Myron Bolitar series. Interesting characters and a exciting plot keeps the pages turning until the end. Coben also gives us some back history about Myron’s college years and how his basketball career injury happened. The witty dialogue between Win and Myron adds much humor to the book. There’s also that great twist at the end where the character you least suspect is the bad guy. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series as Harlan Coben does not disappoint.
I am reading this series for the first time, and in order. Of the first three this is my favorite. I feel like the silly, odd friendship of Myron and Win is on full display here and I like it. They are truly an odd couple and are smart, clever and funny. I like when a mystery series has a protagonist with loyal, smart and interesting supporting characters. Milo Sturgis to Alex Delaware. Ranger to Stephanie Plum. Pete Marino to Kay Scarpetta. For me, these friendships make a series richer and much more interesting. So, I was so glad to see Win get a bigger role here. I hope it continues.
I have read a number of Myron Bolitar book, unfortunately not in order. Fade Away is an early entry in the series, only No. 3. Myron’s new career as a sports agent is just getting underway and he is still grieving over how he, a top draft pick in his day, was injured during a game and left with a knee that is still impaired. Then the owners of a professional NBA team hire him to locate a missing star player, a person who was his big rival when Myron played for Duke. The catch is Myron must go undercover and join the team to get the inside scoop from the other players. He does and plays as badly as you would expect a 32 year old who has been away from the game for several years to play.
The book has a number of unbelievable characters including the ever present Win, a wealthy serial killer who always has Myron’s back (hey, he may be s serial killer but he’s OUR serial killer), and Thumper whose hobby is seducing professional baseball and basket ball players.
For most of the book I wavered between abandoning it or giving it 2 or 3 stars. Until, that is, the last 40 or 50 pages that pulled it all together and vaulted the series toward the subsequent Bolitar books. That ending made it a 4.
This is my 3rd Myron Bolitar book and it is by far the best yet. It has all the ingredients of a fantastic read.
A good mystery, memorable and lovable characrers, breakneck pace, excellent writing and my favorite, an excellent bromance.
Myron and Win are just so much fun together. In Myron, you get the ideal protagonist for a thriller: smart, wiseass, someone who can handle himself when in trouble, a heart of gold and still human with belieavable and relatable emotions. Then you have Win, the loyal and steadfast best friend. Cold, calculative and dangerous. The Yin to Myron’s Yang. They complement each other perfectly. Finally you have Esperanza and Jessica to round up the excellent supporting cast.
The story kept me intrigued throughout. We get to learn more about Myron and his playing career, and how it affects him and the others around him.
This is a must read if you liked the first couple of books.
I just wish I could give this more stars because as good as it was, the last couple of lines have elevated it to my list of absolute favorite books.
Looking forward to more of Myron’s stories.
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