Drop Shot (Myron Bolitar, #2)
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Drop Shot (Myron Bolitar #2)

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Valerie Simpson is a young female tennis star with a troubled past who's now on the verge of a comeback and wants Myron as her agent. Myron, who's also got the hottest young male tennis star, Duane Richwood, primed to take his first grand slam tournament, couldn't be happier. That is, until Valerie is murdered in broad daylight at the U.S. Open and Myron's number one clien...more
Paperback, 341 pages
Published February 5th 1996 by Dell Publishing Company (first published January 1st 1996)
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Kemper
Myron Bolitar makes me feel lazy and unmotivated for being a simple cube farmer. He could have been a basketball star but blew out his knee after being drafted by the Celtics. His consolation prize was a law degree from Harvard and then a job doing some shady stuff as some kind of secret government spook. After he got tired of that, he decided to be a sports agent and started his own business.

Myron’s got a new client in rising tennis star Duane Richwood who is tearing through the US Open. Valer...more
Harry
Beginning to exhaust my hunt for the loner, the hunter as a singular and main hero...a new trend seems to be emerging, the disassociation of the hunter and conscientious hero into two separate characters: the main character and his loner side-kick. Several authors embrace this genre motif: Robert Crais's Elvis Cole and his side-kick Joe Pike and of course Harlan Coben's Mylor Bolitar and his elitist side-kick Win.

Of this genre, Coben is probably the most adept at creating complex and winning cha...more
Dorothy
The stench of testosterone emanating from the pages of this book made me want to open a window to get some fresh air while I was reading it. Or maybe go outside and take a walk in the sunshine instead of reading it.

This is the second in Harlan Coben's sports agent/detective Myron Bolitar series. I read the first one for my Mystery Book Club last year and I liked it well enough to give the second one a try. I have two more in this series on my Kindle but I don't think I'll be turning to them anyt...more
Priyam Gopani
What an author ! What a book!

Drop Shot is not just a novel with a mystery and story to it..it is more than that...there are relationships, there is betrayal, there are tender moments, there are sacrifices, there is character development..oh there is so much to every novel when it comes to Harlan Coben!

I have read all his standalone novels and loved each one of them. Was a little skeptical on starting the Bolitar series because I am not a fan of one central hero. Because then the book becomes les...more
Mark Soone
My actual rating of this read would be 3.5, but I decided upon 4 for reasons that I will give. I very much enjoyed the first book of this series and devoured it in a day. Unfortunately I had been unable to get to this book for a couple of weeks and when time allowed me to begin, I did not have the time necesary to invest into it as a quick type read. I seldom tke over a week to read a book except when my work schedule gets kinda hectic..and that happened. This was still a very cool read, but rea...more
CJ
Coben's wise-cracking sports agent Myron Bolitar is back and trying to solve another case that rocks the sports world.

While at a high level tennis tourney to watch his latest young client climb up the rankings, Myron is shocked when a former tennis prodigy who had recently tried to contact him is murdered in the stadium in front of at least a dozen witnesses who seem to see nothing. Not only does Myron want to solve the case because he feels guilty that he never got in touch with the young woman...more
Helen
This was a pretty good story but I don't think I'd want to read any more of the series. Myron is alright and I can accept someone who has studied Tai Kwan do, but Windsor Horne Lockwood III I do not want to meet. The totally cold, super skilled ninja-type capable of any brutality and yet devastatingly handsome and rich so he can afford to go haring off into the shrubbery is not plausible. I wish I could say that other characters were not plausible but the coach, the parents, the product reps are...more
David
Coben has invented a formula for making his hero more human. His formula works wonders as his hero goes about solving mysteries that usually revolve around the professional sports world.

First, give your hero an unassuming name like Myron. It isn't the most masculine sounding name and I don't mean any disrespect to Myrons out there in the reading world. Even John Wayne opted to change his name from Marion in order to create the persona we later called the Duke.

Second, give your hero a fascination...more
Chris
Valerie Simpson is a young female tennis star with a troubled past who's now on the verge of a comeback and wants Myron as her agent. Myron, who's also got the hottest young male tennis star, Duane Richwood, primed to take his first grand slam tournament, couldn't be happier. That is, until Valerie is murdered in broad daylight at the U.S. Open and Myron's number one client becomes the number one suspect.

Clearing Duane's name should be easy enough. Duane was playing in a match at the time of Val...more
David Roberts
I am reviewing the novel Drop Shot by Harlan Coben which is an excellent thriller which I bought from a local secondhand bookstore. This book is part of the Myron Bolitar, about a sports agent who investigates crime of behalf of sports people when they don't want any publicity. In this story there is an up and coming black tennis player and another player has been murdered who had his unlisted phone number in her diary which was entered the day before. They were both managed by the same agent re...more
Rita
Este foi o 1º livro de Harlan Coben que li e é o 2º da série Myron Bolitar.

Myron é uma personagem agradável. Ele é inteligente, sexy, audaz, provocador, cómico.
Como seu companheiro de aventuras temos Win (Windsor Horne Lockwood III). É uma personagem atípica. É milionário, extravagante, inteligente mas também cruel e frio e que acredita que os fins justificam os meios.
Enquanto Myron é uma personagem criada para nos agradar, Win tem mais o objectivo de nos criar uma certa repulsa.
A história é en...more
RJ
Harlan Coben portrays the police detectives handling the case of a former tennis star slain at the US Open as complete idiots. The manner in which the lead detective dresses, talks, and spews ridiculous theories makes Barney Fife look like Sherlock Holmes. I can live with one cop (or even a team) acting over-the-top for comic relief, although I do expect the occasional redeeming quality to explain how he was assigned to an extremely high profile case in a major metropolitan area. What I can't li...more
Bruce Snell
This is the second book in the Myron Bolitar series by Harlan Coben. Myron investigates the murder of a female tennis player who had recently approached him to represent her on her comeback attempt. As Myron investigates that murder, he discovers ties to a prior murder that happened six years ago when when the dead girl's fiance was killed in a robbery at the tennis club. Myron's investigation reveals a sexually abusive tennis coach, several cover-ups, and the involvement of organized crime. The...more
Clarabel
Se lit sans complexe, en toute décontraction. L'intrigue nous prend dans ses filets, la mécanique est imparable. Par contre, parfois le style pique aux yeux ! « Tu es trop belle ! J'en ai les dents qui transpirent. » Euh...
Cláudia
A great book, as usual, definitly I'm a big fan of Harlan Coben.
This was the first one I read in the Myron Bolitar series and it was very good and soooo funny sometimes, the writing style keeps us going and going.
Even though I figured out one of the great mysteries of the story by the middle of the book, I had to get to the end to check if I was right ;)
I want to know more about Myron and Win!
İlkim
Bir Myron-Win komedisi daha. Polisiye bir roman aslında ama konu ne olursa olsun, sırf bu iki karakter arasındaki diyaloglar için bile okunur. Harlan Coben'in diğer kitapları gibi bu da aslında son derece zekice kurgulanmıştı. Alakasız gibi görünen türlü ayrıntılardan etkileyici bir roman oluşturmuş, gayet güzel işlemiş ve finali güzel bağlamış. Okuyucuya yeterli dozda adrenalin veren ama bunu yaparken okuyucuya kahkaha attırabilen bir kitaptı. Zaten hayrandım yazara, bu kitapla daha da kuvvetle...more
Debra
I'm reading some Myron Bolitar novels back to back. This one is the 2nd in the series, and I (again) really enjoyed following Coben's twists and turns in this novel. I'm glad Bolitar isn't a typical and predictable character. He and Win make a great team. Thoroughly enjoyable page-turner that I read in one day!
Shauna
I have been looking forward to reading a Myron Bolitar mystery for a while, but this one did not live up to my expectations. The much-vaunted humor was repetitive, and the plot itself just wasn't all that compelling. Sorry, Myron; I really DID want to like you.
Donna
This deserves 3.5 stars and is a fun mystery with a lot of witty lines from Myron Bolitar, the ex-pro athlete, ex-CIA agent, Harvard law grad turned sports agent & and amateur sleuth. Lots of bigger than life characters but who needs reality when you want an intriguing mystery.

A returning tennis star is shot dead and Myron is bound to solve the mystery, even more so after various characters try to scare him off the case. The only problem--Myron's up and coming star is implicated. And there...more
Robin
Valerie Simpson, a former tennis star, is gunned down outside the stadium at the U.S. Open. Sports Agent Myron Bolitar is at the stadium watching his client, Duane Richwood, a young player rising quickly to stardom. Since Valerie had tried to contact Myron several times, he decides to investigate the killing and uncovers a connection between Valerie and Duane and a six-year-old murder.

This is the second book in the Myron Bolitar series and it's another winner. The story is fast moving and entert...more
Laura Beasley
Feb 02, 2014 Laura Beasley rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Diane
Another great mystery by Harlan Coben. A Myron Bolitar novel. Love the characters in this book. Twists, turns and surprises. Myron is an ex basketball player that got hurt and goes to law school and is now an agent for athletes. He also gets involved in murders and solves them. His best friend- Win- is one of a kind. From a prominent and wealthy family and he is an investment person. He helps Myron solve the murders ---in his own way. This book gets you hooked and you do not want to put it down...more
Sheila
Sep 11, 2012 Sheila marked it as to-read
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Gayle
Perfectly entertaining but rather predictable. I think I shall leave this author for a while and pick up something else.
Samyuktha jayaprakash
This marks my official return to reading i guess :P
Myron Bolitar is my new favorite <3
he seemed very pretentious at first sight. what with being a fed , nba player AND a lawyer . Not to forget - a cheesy lover.
One of the best plots i've read - sucked me right in and leaves one gasping for breath!!
i did figure out the ending - although this one requires a really twisted mind. Also totally loved the morality differences between win and myron.
P.S - feel a bit cheated for all the years that...more
Jodi
These books aren't potato chips, they are dark chocolate with a truffle center. You savor eat one and they don't last long enough. In the 2nd Myron Bolitar book, Myron is representing a hotshot tennis star who came out of nowhere, lived on his own on the streets. But his life story starts to unravel when a tennis prodigy looking to make a comeback ends up dead at the same US Open that Myron's client is making his big performance. Myron wouldn't get involved but Valerie's last act was to try to c...more
Catherine  Mustread
Fast-paced, humorous, and sometimes violent, this second book in the Myron Bolitar series delves a bit deeper into the unknown world of a sports agent. The ending wasn't a total surprise but I did like how he tied up all the loose ends.

Another book that reminds me of the defense of certain crimes for the better good as in Crime and Punishment. [Will every book I read involving crime/murder now make me think of [author:Fyodor Dostoyevsky|3137322]? Maybe that's among the reasons why C&P is a...more
Kitty
Second in the series, and I still feel like I found a winner - an audio-book series that both my hubby and I can enjoy together. If you liked the first one, I'm sure you'll like the second. If you didn't like the first one, then this series probably isn't for you.

This book focuses on an up-and-coming tennis star. However, just as with the first book, you really don't need to know anything about the sport, or even like the sport, to enjoy the book. The real story is the people - the drama, the s...more
Michelle♥
Tennis. RayBans. Eyes. Cold Blood. A Mother's Love. How far would it go?

Someone was shot in cold blood at one of the most important tennis venues and times in the tennis world. That someone turned out to be a famous tennis player. The deception, lies, protection, and quick wits that Myron Bolitar whips out had me in hysterics. I love this character, but you know who I love even more? Win. Yeah totally in love with this guy.

I really did enjoy this book, but then again it's by my favorite author...more
Kirsty Darbyshire

This is the second in a series of mysteries featuring Myron Bolitar, a sports agent and it's hard to know what to make of it as it's part decent and realistic mystery and part comic book hero takes on the world. Myron is a larger than life character who has been on the verge of being a star basketball player, he then became a federal agent, has a law degree and is a member of the New York bar. That's on top of being a sports agent representing superstar sportsmen. I like him and find him an oddl

...more
Steve
My first Coben...My Mom picked up a bunch of books from a library for a $1. This was one of them. She highlighted it since he's from Jersey and writes a lot about Jersey. This much is true.

Nuts and bolts. I enjoyed this. Was it far fetched, yes. Was it absurd, yes. But, again, I did enjoy it. Here's the deal, I read this immediately after Les Mis. Almost anything was going to be a step down. This is not on the same literary plane. Clearly. Taken for what's its worth, this was a good read.

Here'...more
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