Deal Breaker

By Harlan Coben,

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The truth can get you killed... A stunning thriller from the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of SIX YEARS.

Investigator and sports agent Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big-time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron's prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call…

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4 authors picked Deal Breaker as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

With this book began my true passion for mystery/thriller novels. I willingly tumbled through all the books Coben has written in this series with Myron Bolitar and his lofty sidekick, Win (Windsor Horne Lockwood III). Coben’s clever writing style and sports references captured my interest… and my reading heart for all the years that followed this. I simply couldn’t get enough of it. Still can’t! Coben is a master of words. 

From Janet's list on intriguing whodunits.

Myron Bolitar is not as hardened or cynical as others on this list. His career as a basketball star cut short by injury, Bolitar is now a sports agent. The fiancé of his number one client, a college quarterback about to go professional, disappears and foul play is suspected. Worse, the missing girl is the sister of Bolitar’s former girlfriend, a woman he still loves. Believing the missing girl is still alive, Bolitar attempts to locate her, bring peace to the girl’s family, and clear his client’s name. It’s a solid crime story and Bolitar is a funny, intelligent, and…

From Rob's list on a hard-nosed detective series.

Lawyer and sports agent Myron Bolitar has a client who will make a name for both of them. I love football, so was not put off by the sports link, but that aside, football plays a small part. It’s the mystery that is front and centre. So when Christian Steele, a rookie football quarterback in the American League and Myron's prized client receives a phone call from a former girlfriend the deal starts to go sour. This author excels at throwing the unexpected at his character, I like seeing how they react and use some of the same methods with…

This is the first of 11 books featuring Myron Bolitar, a hotheaded but tenderhearted sports agent. He is one of the most fascinating and complex heroes in suspense fiction.

Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron's prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend — a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead — the deal starts to go sour. Trying to unravel the truth about a family's tragedy, a woman's secret, and a man's lies, Myron is up against the…

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