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Drop Shot (Myron Bolitar #2)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  20,628 Ratings  ·  991 Reviews
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 Times Book Review
Once, Valerie Simpson’s tennis career skyrocketed; now, the headlines bel
ebook, 352 pages
Published October 28th 2008 by Delacorte Press (first published 1996)
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Mar 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: donated-owned
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
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the audiobook of Drop Shot. It was a fun, entertaining and an easy one to listen to that didn’t require my full focus. I was thoroughly entertained by Myron’s wit, charm and sarcasm. I loved the twist and ending to this mystery that I didn't see coming.

Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-loved
I just love love love Harlan coben he is such a prolific storyteller & his characters are so endearing & believable Drop Shot had me in from the first chapter it had everything a thriller should have. being a tennis fan the plot sold me I felt all this hits & misses that this book contained such a high standard of writing had me intrigued right to the very last chapter.

Valerie Simpson was found shot after the U.S Open she was at the end of her career Myron was brought in to find out
May 27, 2015 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
Aug 28, 2015 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 14, 2015 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 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 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 14, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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 21, 2013 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
Oct 04, 2014 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.
Feb 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good 2nd entry in the Myron saga. Representing an up-and-coming tennis sensation, Bolitar backtracks a 6 year old murder to explain current events.
Runz Sama
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'Drop shot:กลลวง' [A Myron Bolitar novel]

เลม2 ของซีรีส ไมรอน..เพิงไดอานตอหลังจากอานเลมแรกจบไปหลายเดือน เลมนีกยังสนุกและใหความแปลกใหม ของนิยายสืบสวนในวงการนักกีฬาไดดี คราวนีเปนเรืองเทนนิส ซึงปมเหตุของตอนนีกชวนมึนดี มีหลายตัวละครและหลายเหตุการณ แตพอกลางๆเรืองกเดาไดแลวแหละ อาจจะเพราะวา พอมาอานในยุคนีกไมไดวาว เทาไรกับเฉลย แตทีนาสนใจในซีรีสเรืองนีคือความไมศีลธรรมจา ในพารทของวินนีแหละ.. ชอบทีมีความดารก และพฤติกรรมศาลเตียในเรือง บางทีกแอบขัดใจกับไมรอนเหมือนกัน แตมันกจุกแรงๆกับคำพูดของวินจริงๆ ตอนทายนี
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
Drop Shot is the second book by Harlan Coben featuring Myron Bolitar, a former basketball phenom, now working as a sports agent. Drop Shot opens with Myron watching his client, tennis star Duane Richwood, make it to the finals of the U. S. Open. Former tennis legend, Valerie Simpson, has been trying to get in touch with Myron all day but he's been unable to return her calls. During the match, a gunshot is heard and Myron finds out that Valerie has been shot dead in the Food Court.

The police want
Mark Soone
May 01, 2012 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 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
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
May 03, 2011 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
Apr 22, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The 2nd book in the Myron Boilitar series by Harlan Coben and for me a rare case. I am normally a big fan of Harlan Coben's work and this series in particular but this book failed to grab me like the others have and I felt that I could only give it a 3 star rating. I have marked so many of his books 4/5 stars which is certainly the case with his latest novel The Stranger but this one did not quite hit the spot. I am sure the next one will be back up there.
Denise Macário
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Totalmente viciada nessa série.
Win melhor personagem!!!
Tim Rees
Sep 23, 2016 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.
Amanda McGill
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Loving this series starring Myron and his best friend Win (or as I like to think of it, Kevin and Geoff's alter ego series). It's so funny how much this series reminds me of my husband (Kevin) and his best friend (Geoff). Which is totally fine with me, since I want to be Jessica (Myron's super hot, author girlfriend)!

In the second novel, Kevin (Myron) is in the tennis world with his super star tennis player, Duane. During one of the rounds of the US open, an ex tennis star (Valerie) is shot down
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Again, great installment in the series! Love a good twist
Jun 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Don't judge me. I read plenty of other books that are thought-provoking and do have main characters who aren't morally questionable.
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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“Win took another putt. Another make. “We’re not the same, you and I. We both know that. But it’s okay.” “It’s not okay.” “Yes, it is. If we were the same it wouldn’t work. We’d both be dead by now. Or insane. We balance each other. It’s why you’re my best friend. It’s why I love you.” Silence. “Don’t do it again,” Myron said. Win did not reply. He lined up another putt. “Did you hear me?” “It’s time to move on,” Win said. “This incident is in the past. You know better than to try to control the future.” More silence. Win sank another putt.” 2 likes
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