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Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben

Advantages: Interesting characters, enjoyable read
Disadvantages: Would like a bit more background info on characters

I've read a lot of Harlan Cobens books but mainly the stand-alone novels. My Mum gave me this one which stars Myron Bolitar, a sports agent/investigator of which there are a few stories and I had one previously which I'd enjoyed. The Blurb When a w ...

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Introducing Myron Bolitar

Advantages: Quick and easy to read, introduces characters later developed in other books
Disadvantages: Similar storyline to Harlans other novels

This book introduces the character Myron Bolitar, who the author then goes on to write a series of books about. Myron is introduced in this book as an ex Basketball player who was forced to back down as a player when he suffered an injury and instead beca ...

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Deal Maker I'd Say (Deal Breaker - Harlan Coben)

Advantages: Nice light writing style, good storyline.
Disadvantages: Does focus a little more on American sports than I ever imagined I'd be reading about.

I am quite a fan of a decent crime novel, but I do get bored with authors who don't ring the changes, or who stick to writing books which follow a pattern that's too obvious. I have a few authors on my shelf who I really rate in this genre, amongst them, ...

vialdana 04.05.2011 · Read full review
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A good start to the Myron Bolitar Series

Advantages: Great witty and sarcastic dialogue
Disadvantages: Didn't like the female character Jessica

Author Harlan Coben was born in Newark, New Jersey. After graduating from Amherst College as a political science major he worked in the travel industry. He now lives in New Jersey with his wife, a paediatrician, and their four children. His debut nov ...

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Will not spoil a good walk

Advantages: Good read
Disadvantages: Bit weak in places

This is the second book that I have read by Coben that features the character Myron Bolitar. The rather unusual name comes from his Jewish background and after a basketball career cut short in the first year of being drafted due to a career ending injury ...

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Review of Back Spin - Harlan Coben

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