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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
Kindle Edition, 372 pages
Published (first published 1996)
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Nov 21, 2015 Suzanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: donated
Reading has turned me into a bad mother. I jest. Honestly, I just read at any chance I can get. I am known to walk and read, in the house mind you, not even out and about. I was fraught to put this one down. Mr Coben has delivered again, just as I knew he would. My Goodreads friends know I’ve a wee crush on him, or would that be Myron? (Yes you read that correctly).

Our protagonist here, Myron Bolitar, is an ex superstar sportsman but now super witted and super smart Sports Agent. He’s not a mobs
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
Myron Bolitar #2

A fast and entertaining read. I love Myron and his sarcastic smart mouth and Win is a dark character that I can't help but like. I especially like the exchanges between Myron and his mother they literally make me laugh out loud.
May 28, 2015 Phrynne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 18, 2015 Matthew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, library, audio, humor, 2015
A nice, quick, humorous little murder mystery. Only my second Bolitar book, but I can already say I am looking forward to reading more of the adventures of Myron and Win.
Strawberry Fields
This guy is becoming one of my favorite authors very quickly! This is the second Myron Bolitar book in the series. I didn't think this one was as good as the first one, but I really liked it anyway.

The best part of the book is the witty banter Myron pulls out with just about everybody, even people who want to kill him. His wonderful sarcasm spikes all throughout the books and I just love that. Win is also one of the better characters I have seen in a while. He has some despicable behaviors, but
Mar 17, 2015 Ellen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-sleuth, coben
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
Jun 22, 2012 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: completed
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
Jul 04, 2012 Harry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 17, 2013 Dorothy rated it did not like it
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
Priyam Gopani
Feb 26, 2013 Priyam Gopani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
This second installment in the Myron Bolitar series is another solid entry, though not as riveting as the first book. Myron's dry wit makes the story more interesting and continues to be the draw for me.

I didn't think Win could get scarier but he pulls out the stops in this story. There are some tense moments but for the most part, this was more of a puzzler than suspense. There were several subplots that converged at the end, which kept my interest level high. I was able to figure out most of
Mar 23, 2015 Steve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
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.
Tim Rees
Sep 23, 2016 Tim Rees rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Myron Bolitar solving another sports star mystery. This time a tennis player.
Mark Soone
Jul 11, 2012 Mark Soone rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 11, 2013 David Roberts rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 28, 2014 Ryan Rauber rated it liked it
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
Jun 20, 2011 İlkim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Het eerste deel vd serie viel me al tegen. Toch nog aan dit deel begonnen. Maar toch niet mijn soort boek, dus niet uitgelezen.
Victor Bonini
Sep 28, 2016 Victor Bonini rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First of all, Myron Bolitar is officially the funniest detective there is. I actually laughed when reading some parts of this book.
The story surprised me in a very positive way because it was more ingenious than I thought. I guessed the solution right, but this fact didn't spoil the feeling. There were some details that I hadn't worked out. Nice touches.
Although the first murder was very far-fetched (I simply can't believe a woman could be killed in such a crowded space without anyone seeing it)
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
This novel was a bit better than the first one. It's a solid series, with interesting characters, and a driven plot line. I had no idea who the killer was, until the end. Which was different from the Big Secret. I had thought I had the Big Secret figured out in the first quarter of the novel, and had seen it coming a mile away. But then the big twist got even twisty-er, and out twisted me....darn good one, too.
What happened to one slightly more important female character at the end was really a
Jan 22, 2015 Aaron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 11, 2016 CJ rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
This series is addicting and the books are paced so well. I get to the last five chapters and can absolutely not put them down, needing to see all the ends tied up. Ok, so this gets a half star less than the first book, but only because I guessed a large portion of the mystery and that takes away some of the fun of reading a mystery. I didn't guess everything, but I knew what Duane was hiding for a good long while before it was revealed and was kinda annoyed that Myron came very close to guessin ...more
Dec 11, 2011 RJ rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 18, 2013 Rita rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
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
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
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