2007: #25 – Deal Breaker (Harlan Coben)

Book #25 was Deal Breaker, the first book in Harlan Coben’s Myron Bolitar series. The back of the book reads:

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.

This was a nice change of pace from the usual detective/suspense story. Instead of a detective, we have Myron Bolitar, a sports agent. Granted, he *used* to be a Fed, and he has a law degree, but he’s not a cop, nonetheless. I liked Myron, though his friend Win is a little…. weird. But an interesting character.

The mystery itself was interesting, and I really didn’t have it figured out by the end. I like that! I also like the dry humor. A series I will continue with!

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