Drop Shot (Myron Bolitar #2)
Myron’s got a new client in rising tennis star Duane Richwood who is tearing through the US Open. Valer...more
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
Of this genre, Coben is probably the most adept at creating complex and winning cha...more
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
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
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
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
Nuts and bolts. I enjoyed this. Was is 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.
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
The young woman was shot dead in cold blood, dropped outside the stadium, in front of a stand selling Moet for USD 7.50 a glass. Once her tennis career had skyrocketed. Now, at the height of the US Open, the headlines were being made by another young player from the wrong side of the tracks. When Myron Bolitar investigates the killing he uncovers a connection between the two players and a six year old murder at an exclusive club. Suddenly Myron is in over his head. And with a dirty US se...more
I was surprised to find in this second installment of the Myron series, that Myron also has a law degree from Harvard. I may have missed that in the first book, but - whatever. Myron is in his 30's with a ton of accomplishments under his belt. He may not be the most successful and best paid sports agent, but he is HONEST and does what i...more
I don't think anyone s...more
I really like how Harlan Coben writes. The are quick reads and not my typical "feel good" books that I like to read. However, I must admit that I am not enjoying this character series as much as the woods. There is a lot of violence with the mob that I can not fully get into. Do...more
I did however guess the twist part of the way through as other reviewers have mentioned. However although I realised what the twist was going to be I still didn't work out who had killed Valarie Simpson. This meant that the big reveal still had some reveal about it.
A good solid crime novel, I think I would definitely re...more
Clearing Duane's name should be easy enough. Duane was playing in a match at the time of Val...more