The Final Detail (Myron Bolitar, #6)
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The Final Detail (Myron Bolitar #6)

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In this sixth novel in the award-winning Myron Bolitar series, Harlan Coben delivers a riveting powerhouse thriller—a twisting mystery of betrayal, family secrets, and murder.

Myron Bolitar’s colleague at MB SportsReps, Esperanza, has been arrested for the murder of a client, a fallen baseball star attempting a comeback. Myron is determined to prove Esperanza’s innocence—ev...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 22nd 2011 by Dell (first published 1999)
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I could have predicted the rating of this book before reading it. Coben has a knack of writing solid thrillers, lots of intrigue and good characters. Myron and Win are in fine form here even if the plot isn't as good as some of the others in the series.

Not one to read unless you've read the previous novel as there are a few plot threads that revolve around what happened in the previous book.

Coben is becoming my literature version of fast food. Quick and easy but fills the spot.
Priyam Gopani
'The Final Detail' will keep you awake at nights and wake you up early in the mornings. It will make you push out people from your house so you can be alone and just immerse yourself deep into the book without any interruptions. Experience says so.

The story goes as such: Myron has run away with Terese to some unknown place and nobody knows where, not even his best friends Win and Esperanza. Sometime soon, Win arrives (even though he really didn't know where Myron was, he somehow knew - go wonder...more
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Katie Rayl
Interesting. Not great literature, but any avid reader would know that going into it. The book is written to be a vacation read, and it is a clever little mystery. And while it won't win any awards for great writing, the author does throw some unexpected substance in there occasionally. He approaches body image issues, the effects of living in an increasingly self-obsessed society, and the unpopular notion of a positive parental relationship just to name three. Harlan Coben might not be my favor...more
Lyn Battersby
My first Harlen Coben novel and one that will keep me coming back for more. Well rounded characters and the right blend of mystery and reveal lead to a well realized plot and finale.
As usual Coben offers up a fine mix of twists, turns, and action sequences that make for a fine thriller. However, in this instance, Coben's work is even deeper than usual. This time, Coben offers a series of dialogues about morality that make one wonder if he has wandered into a debate team meeting. Right and wrong, sexuality, and life in general is discussed in different sections of the novel that not only fit into the story, but offer some serious food for thought.

Right in the middle of this...more
This was my 7th book to read from Coben's Myron Bolitar series. I haven't read them in order at all but I found it to be ok. While reading this book the characters came back to me. I just don't remember all the other scenarios in his other books since I didn't read them continuously. I jump to other authors in between.

Speaking about the characters. They are great. Myron is very comical/sarcastic and his comments make you chuckle throughout the book. You never know when they will show up. His bud...more
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
THE FINAL DETAIL (Pub. 1999) is Harlan Coben's sixth book in his Myron Bolitar series and his eighth published novel. It was a great read, but not my favorite of his.

The opening sucked me right in. I love the way Coben kicks it off with Myron Bolitar licking his wounds on a small island, ensconced with a woman he'd just met at a party, who was also looking for succor and escape. But the island retreat gets interrupted when Win shows up, with news that Myron's business partner, Esperanza, has bee...more
William Arsenis
THE FINAL DETAIL is Harlan Coben’s sixth book in the Myron Bolitar series. It stands alone, in its own right, like all books in a series should, but if you read the preceding books, it adds that much more to the character development.

As usual, Mr. Coben’s writing is wrapped around a very intricate plot. This master story teller almost never fails to surprise, and he definitely had me guessing right up to the very end.

Full of suspense, this is another great page turner.

What I like most about the...more
Although I enjoy the Myron Bolitar series, in some ways they can never be as suspenseful as Coben's standalone thrillers. One reason is that we pretty much know that Myron (and Win) will survive. Also because they follow Myron around, using the third person subjective voice, they very rarely cutaway to show what is going on at other locations. In contrast, Coben's standalone thrillers often play ping pong between two or more locations and sets of characters, enabling the author to end one chapte...more
The 6th book in the Myron Bolitar series, another hard to put down book and that keeps you reading all night long.
Myron is still very upset with what happened in the previous book and I think that the constant talk about it prejudiced a little the book. We know it's a series and it's normal to have several referals to previous events and characters, but in this one I felt it was a bit too much.
The story is interesting as usual but a little weaker. Some twists and turns, the usual Myron humor th...more
Myron was so shattered by the events in One False Move that he runs. His escape is not final however. Despite the fact that he didn't tell Win or anyone else where he was going, Win suddenly arrives announcing that he was needed. Esperanza is in jail, accused of murdering one of their clients. MB Sports Reps is falling apart without Myron at the helm and his parents are getting old. It is almost more than Myron can take. Esperanza, his best friend, won't talk to him, Frank Ache Jr. is poaching h...more
Not as impressive as 'One False Move'. Our hero is beaten within an inch of his life once too often and also this time round I was a bit unhappy with the millionaire financial wizz-kid whose hobby is murder and torture.
But the biggest fault for me is that Myron solves the murder without leaving the reader with the possibility of solving it too. (Or maybe I just missed something!)
Nevertheless an entertaining book, well drawn characters and a clever plot
While Myron Bolitar is on a tropical island forgetting all his problems, Myron's client, Baseball Star Clu Haid, was found murdered in his home. Esperanza is arrested and neither she or her attorney will talk to Myron. Determined to help her, Myron starts digging into the last days of Clu's life. Clue was Myron's first ever client who he helped out of scrapes to keep his career on the right path. Now Myron's investigation leads him to believe Esperanza was framed, and Myron was the real target.

This book was weak. I think it was too focused on Myron's shortcomings. Not that the idea of a sports agent who solves crimes with his preppy murderous friend is at all realistic but I'm rolling my eyes a ton at this book. Myron is almost unlikable.

I'm just not sure I get the hype about these novels. Nothing about them is particularly great.
Betty Marshall
I was exposed to the sports world as usual as well as the world of sex deviants,, bisexual and hard to define even although it was pointed out that they were either of one sex or the other.
Myron Bolitar shows his soft side as he shares his feelings about the aging process of his parents, his father especially. The murder rap of his chose friend and office partner shakes him to his core also. The main story is intertwined with the disappearance 12 years prior of the daughter of the owner of the b...more
Mike Kennedy
After finishing number five in the Myron Bolitar series, One False Move, I was extremely excited to continue the series. Unfortunately, The Final Detail didn't not entertain like One False Move did. It started off very interesting with Myron's business partner and close friend, Esperanza Diaz, arrested for murdering one of their clients. The premise is great, but the story seemed to take a long time to go anywhere. I did not find it all that interesting again until the last few chapters of the b...more
Ironically, I just finished a Michael Coben book (Trunk Music #6) where Harry Bosch tells his team that when they solve the mystery, it will be in the details, the details that they were looking at all along, right on the front of the report.

For The Final Detail by Coben, it was indeed in the details, but in this particular book the reader doesn't get to see them ahead of time. Instead, the reader is told piecemeal, usually after Myron figures out what was happening and goes to The Big Confront...more
Damn. This is what happens when you randomly select a book from a pile of old books - you end up with the sixth installment. =_=
Kenny McGinnis
A good book, but not my favorite Myron Bolitar story. At least read One False Move before starting with this one.
Sercan Çelik
Ne muhteşem bi yazarsın sen Harlan . Kitabın başından sonuna kadar hiç sıkılmadan büyük keyifle okudum .
Leon Aldrich
I never tire of the back & forth zingers from Myron and Win.
Sandy Wood
I normally love Harlen Coben books. They are pablum but generally very enjoyable. At this stage (after reading maybe 10) I'd say go with the stand alone thrillers where anything can happen (usually does.) I'd skip the Myron Bolitar series although I do like Win as a character. You know Myron and Win will survive which takes some of the interest out. Myron is getting a bit annoying and the others, like Big Cindi, aren't too believable.

So read the stand alone thrillers like Just One Look or The Wo...more
Beth Ann
Another great book from Harlan Coben. Myron Bolitar, sports agent, begins the book on an island vacation trying to get away from it all but it comes and finds him despite his efforts to leave it all behind. Once back on the job in New York he is faced with trying to figure out how his partner and friend, Esperanza, has gotten into the trouble that she is in. The story weaves colorful characters into the storyline and kept this reader guessing. Definitely a book worth your while. Moral to the sto...more
Stephen Clynes
Clu Haid is dead and Esperanza Diaz, Myron's business partner is arrested. Did she kill him? Myron Bolitar makes it his business to find out. This novel follows on from One False Move and is the 6th book in the Myron Bolitar series. This book has the usual quality of writing from Harlan Coben and this is more than a basic crime thriller. The Final Detail is focused on people's lives rather than the crime, it's scene and the following investigations. This adds so much colour and depth to this sto...more
The Final Detail is the 6th book in the Myron Bolitar series by Harlan Coben. No one knows better than agent Myron Bolitar that life is hard, cruel and random. And this time, the mystery hits a little too close to home. Myron's business colleague and best friend, Esperanza, has been arrested for allegedly murdering an MB SportsReps client. Myron's immediate reaction is to jump in and start his own investigation. He is determined to clear Esperanza's name. But the more secrets he unveils and the...more
Myron Bolitar decided to leave town after the last investigation when started falling in love with the woman he was hired to protect and who didn’t fare so well. He ends up on a private Caribbean beach with a woman he barely knows who is also looking for an escape. Meanwhile, all hell is breaking loose back at home and Win shows up to bring him home to face the carnage. Esperanza and his business are both in trouble and someone has obviously targeted Myron for ruin.

This was one of the best of th...more
I've read this one before. I vaguely remembered Esperanza being in trouble, but as soon as we got to Take A Guess bar and the catwoman suit, it all clicked. That's ok. I don't remember the ending so it's still entertaining!

So this one wasn't as sappy as the last one. Myron took off to a deserted island with a CNN newscaster. Didn't talk to anyone for three weeks or tell anyone where he was going. Not the Myron we know. Anywho, Esperanza is being charged with cold blooded murder, and Win comes an...more
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“It reminded him of the Sound of Music. Myron liked the ole Julie Andrews musical well enough. who didn't? but he always found one song particularly dumb. One of the classics, actually. My Favorite Things. The song made no sense. Ask a zillion people to list their absolute favorite things, and how many of them are going to list doorbells for crying out loud.

You know what, Milly, I love doorbells. To hell with strolling on a quiet beach, or reading a great book, or making love or seeing a broadway musical. Doorbells, Milly, doorbells really punch my ticket. Sometimes I just run up to people's houses and press their doorbells and, well, I think i am man enough to admit I shutter.”
“Myron lay sprawled next to a knee-knockingly gorgeous brunette clad only in a Class-B-felony bikini, a tropical drink sans umbrella in one hand, the aqua clear Caribbean water lapping at his feet, the sand a dazzling white powder, the sky a pure blue that could only be God's blank canvas, the sun a soothing and rich as a Swedish masseur with a snifter of cognac, and he was intensely miserable.” 2 likes
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