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Drop Shot (Myron Bolitar #2)

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In the second Myron Bolitar novel from Edgar Award–winner Harlan Coben, a young woman’s tragic death spirals into a shattering drama of menace, secrets, and rage. Suddenly Myron is in over his head—and playing the most dangerous game of all.

“Engaging . . . hilarious.”—Los Angeles TimesBook Review

Once, Valerie Simpson’s tennis career skyrocketed; now, the headlines belong
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Published October 28th 2008 by Delacorte Press (first published January 1st 1996)
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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
A really enjoyable book. I love the main character, Myron Bolitar but really Win his off sider deserves points for being the best invention ever in this type of book. Usually the good guys are moral and ethical and thus have a disadvantage against the baddies who have no such restraints. Win has no moral issues to contend with resulting in the excellent scene in this story where he and Aaron are supposed to be fighting fair with no guns and Win whips out a second gun and shoots Aaron in the head ...more
Drop shot by Harlan Coben.

Let me begin by stating that I like (very much) the lead character, Myron Bolitar.

Myron is at the U.S. Open as an observer, a fan and a sports agent. One of the tennis stars of yesterday has been murdered outside the stadium. Myron begins his own investigation only to discover that another unsolved murder took place 6 years prior to this murder. Is there a connection?

I was so pleasantly surprised to find that this author is capable of entertaining on yet another level
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
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
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
Priyam Gopani
What an author ! What a book!

Drop Shot is not just a novel with a mystery and story to 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
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
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
This was one of those rare books that called out to me "Read me" "Read me". For me to put everything aside to read a book is a rare occurrence these days. What did I like about this book? Molitar and Win. Their relationship reminds me a lot of Spenser and Hawk. The mystery was very thrilling, although, I figured most it out before it was revealed. The humor or shall I say, slapstick is pretty funny. I liked the characters and I liked the plot. It kept my interest and begged me for more.
The basi
Ryan Rauber
Second in the Myron Bolitar series. Bolitar is a former star basketball player at Duke and former FBI agent turned sports agent. Here his recent signee is a rising star in the world of professional tennis. During one of his matches at the US Open, another potential signee is murdered in the crowd, and Bolitar sets out to investigate. The investigation takes him into the world of the mob, politicians, and high society, leading to a satisfying resolution. I enjoyed guessing the murder/mystery up u ...more
Richard Ward
Sports agent, lawyer, and sleuth Myron Bolitar finds himself a suspect, with one of the athletes he represents being another, when a female professional tennis player is gunned down in public. So he has multiple reasons for figuring out whodunit, including his sympathy for the victim. His sidekick, Win, is once again the dark vigilante half of the team. Fans of his other sidekick, retired female professional wrestler Esperanza, will be disappointed that she is barely in this book. I enjoyed part ...more
Coben's second Myron Bolitar adventure brings readers to the U.S. Open (tennis) Tournament. Myron currently has a new athlete, Duane Richwood, on his roster who is a former boy from the streets turned wunderkind. Things take a horrible turn when a young woman is gunned down at the tournament, and it turns out that she used to be one of the leading ladies in the sport.

Myron finds himself pulled into trying to figure out who killed her as well as possible ties her death my have to the death of her
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
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
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
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
This is the 2nd installment of the Myron Bolitar series and I found it to be a very interesting read. The main character, Myron Bolitar, is a sports agent and has a quick wit and sarcastic tongue. His best pal, Win, is a slightly psychotic, totally loyal guy who watches Myron's back as they find themselves trying to solve a murder. A great plot and believable characters make this book one that should not be missed. A very enjoyable series. Highly recommended.
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
After finishing Coben's second Myron Bolitar....(I was hooked after the first), I'll be gobbling up the rest of 'em now.
With the witty, sarcastic Bolitar, and his best buddy Win (who looks like a rich yuppie, which he is)....who the cops/mob & others call psycho. I'd want Win to have my back. And, like Coben's stand alones, known for their twists and turns....he does the same thing in this series.
Myron Bolitar has a up and coming tennis star from the streets of New York and his trying to hold off the big time and connected sports representation company. While at a match where his player winning handily shots ring out and Myron rushes to see what has happened and finds that a young ex tennis star has been shot. She had been trying to reach Myron but they hadn't connected before she was killed. Myron takes it upon himself to delve into the murder and try to find the killer. Along with his ...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
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...
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!
I love the characters of Bolitar & Lockwood. As well as the sarcastic chatter that occurs between these characters. Maybe if you don't like that in real life you won't warm to these central figures, but I love the smile it gives me in between the intrigue. Will continue to read this series, just wish I'd read them in order!
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
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
Another gripping and exciting read from my new favourite author, Harlan Coben.

I always think the second in a series of many novels is the make or break book, you can get away with an okay first book and make it into a great series with the second book if the characters are the same, the interactions are the same and if it's a better story. It can also go the other with a great first book and then a poor sequel - people don't want to read more bad books. This was a very good sequel to Deal Breake
Dick Gullickson
This is a two week book. It has been two weeks since I finished it and I still remember some of the plot so it must be pretty good. And tennis based murder mysteries are rare and entertaining. Stories based on superheroes are fun because the contest between the villain and the hero is never in doubt. However, some readers find that a dose of reality makes a character more interesting and certainly more believable. Coben’s two heroes, Myron Bolitar, the lawyer/spots agent and Windsor Lockwood, th ...more
I had misgivings about the first book in this series, and now that I've finished this one, I find myself with more misgivings. It started out great, the action kicked off in a big way, and aside from well, terrible clichés in early chapters, the story soon grabbed me, and built to a wonderful climax. The resolution and immediate aftermath are what fell flat for me, but I'm not certain if that will detract me from reading the next in the series.
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With over 60 million books in print worldwide, Harlan Coben’s last seven consecutive novels, MISSING YOU, SIX YEARS, STAY CLOSE, LIVE WIRE, CAUGHT, LONG LOST and HOLD TIGHT all debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and lists around the world. His books are published in 43 languages around the globe.

Coben is the winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award – the first aut
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