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Myron is settled in a Caribbean idyll - but all is not as well as you could rightfully expect. Myron is hiding from his own failures and friends. But then, he is forced back to face his old life, as his dearest friend is charged with murder. And the victim is one of his oldest cl... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780340751411
Published 11 December 1999 by Hodder & Stoughton
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Coben, Harlan
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ISBN-13 9780340751411
ISBN-10 034075141X
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint Hodder Paperback
Publication Date 11 December 1999
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Coben, Harlan
Category Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 356
Dimensions Width: 111mm
Height: 22mm
Spine: 177mm
Weight 195g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Bolitar, Myron (Fictitious character), Fiction
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Myron is settled in a Caribbean idyll - but all is not as well as you could rightfully expect. Myron is hiding from his own failures and friends. But then, he is forced back to face his old life, as his dearest friend is charged with murder. And the victim is one of his oldest clients.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Coben continues to develop ideas and themes from such novels as One False Move in this diverting outing. Sports agent and detective Myron Bolitar has lost both the women he loved, and he is passing the time with a CNN newsreader on a secluded Caribbean island. But his palmy days are at an end when his alter-ego Win comes to fetch him back to New York, where his client Clu Haid, a relief pitcher for the Yankees, has failed his drug testing and been subsequently murdered. To complicate matters, Myron's agency partner, Esperanza, has been arrested for the murder, and the evidence against her is persuasive. Along with this Coben throws at his protagonist sexually ambitious bodybuilders, failed baseball players, team owners chasing disappearing children, and youthful Jersey gangster-cum-agent Frank Ache Junior chasing after Myron's business. Coben pulls off the juggling trick with these diverse elements, and Myron is always a winning hero, just about coping with all his crises. The wit, of course, is as sharp as ever. (Kirkus UK)
US Review Sports agent Myron Bolitar is free, white, and well over 21, so there's no reason he shouldn't drop everything at a moment's notice to go on a Caribbean idyll with CNN anchor Terese Collins. But he pays a high price for his three weeks of quality sex. When he returns, his partner, Esperanza Diaz, is gone from their New York office, arrested for the murder of their client Clu Haid. The aging Yankee pitcher had fought with Esperanza just days after failing a drug test and trying to track Myron down to warn him about some obscure danger. Now that Myron's friend Win Lockwood, who managed the securities account Clu had just withdrawn $200,000 from, has dragged him home, Esperanza refuses to talk to him; her lawyer tells him to take a hike; and Frank Ache, Jr., the mob scion whose agency has been poaching Myron's clients in his absence, doesn't want him poking around in the case either. No matter: Myron's off and running on an exhilarating trail that'll take him from a transsexual bar called Take A Chance, where you never know whether the bouncers beating you up ate really men or not, all the way back in time to an episode from his own past that he'd like to forget. These adventures are greased by a thousand wisecracks, many of them funny and none of them developing the plot or deepening the characters. The crackerjack mystery itself does that: as in One False Move (1998), Myron is as skilled at solving puzzles as his creator is at devising them. Somebody should tell the guy he doesn't need all the putdowns to shine like a star. (Kirkus Reviews)

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