The second in the Myron Bolitar series. He is a sports agent that will remind you of Spenser, sharp witty and sharp tongued, not a detective but you would never know it. This one is not as good as the first but I will continue to read the series, a very enjoyable, easy read. Hey its fun. HIGH RECOMMENDED
Another great book from Coben! Funny, irreverent, suspensful
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 11 years ago
After becoming a huge fan of Coben by reading his recent novels, I decided to go back and read all the Myron Bolitar novels in order. Drop Shot is the second in the series and is a great Coben novel. I've read enough of his novels to know they all have similar feel, a similar style. Most of the big, ending twists are just a bit detached from reality, but believable enough to keep me coming back for more. All the standard themes are here: loss, betrayal, sacrifice, innocence and love. Bolitar is an sports agent watching his star client, Duane Richwood, compete in the US Open. Duane his a suave, handsome 21-year old black man who is on the verge of superstardom and a huge Nike contract. While his match is in progress, Valerie Simpson is murdered in the concourse. Valerie was a former tennis prodigy, who at 24 years of age, was looking to make a comeback and hoped for Myron to be her agent. Myron is troubled by the murder for several reasons. First, Valerie had left several messages with Myron that hadn't been returned, and, second, one of Valerie's last contacts before she died was with Duane Richwood. Concerned about the connection between Duane and Valerie, Myron begins looking into Valerie's past. He finds that, when she was 18, she dated Alexander Cross, a Senator's son. Their relationship ended, and also her career, when Cross was murdered by two inner-city thugs at a posh country club. That's the plot right there. Myron begins looking for the truth, talking with anyone from a Senator, to an ex-teacher to a coroner. I actually figured out the ending on this one sooner than I usually do, which is never, but that didn't detract from the enjoyment I had in listening to this book on tape. Drop Shot has all the humor you expect from Coben, as well as the return of Win, Esperanza, the Ache brothers and the thug Aaron. It is satisfying to know that Coben's early novels are just as good as his current ones. A must read for Coben fans and those that like Sandford, Connelly or Crais.
Bolitar is Awesome !
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 12 years ago
Harlan Coben spins a dramatic series with Myron Bolitar that out does Evanovich's Plum. It's intelligent and yet funny, funny. I intend to read the entire awesome Bolitar series.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 13 years ago
A great read with lots of action throughout.Like all of Coben's books, the one super underlying facet is the incredibly witty dialogue that would also be perfect for television or the "silver screen." Bolitar and his friend, Win, are hilarious together, not to mention the straight humor of the wrestler-turned office assistant, Esperanza. His characters are all so well-developed, and three-deimensional. Even more importantly, they all are blended together so nicely. Everyone from the snakeskin boot wearing cop, Rolly Dimonte, to the mob-muscle man, Aaron, has a very intricate role in making this such a good book.
Read a Harlan Coben - any one
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 16 years ago
Some months back, I went to a bookshop in New Delhi & found one copy of each of the Myron Bolitair series. I bought two titles as they seemed interesting. Two days later, having finished both, I went back & bought the entire lot & both the Non- Myron Bolitair books; which meant that I had cleaned out their Harlan Corben stock as they only had one copy each.The bookshop owners then went & re-stocked many more copies of each title,It's difficult to suggest a specific Harlan Coben Book: I found them all tremendously enjoyable. Read any one & you will be hooked. It isn't necessary to read them in any order but I would recommend that start from the first as Myron's life will then unfold as lives should.... The crimes at the heart of each book can be read in any order.
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