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Drop Shot (Paperback)

Author:  Harlan Coben
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0440220459
ISBN-13: 9780440220459
Sku: 30067155
Publish Date: 3/1/1996
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 6.75H x 4L x 1T
Pages:  341
 
Investigating the killing of a burned-out tennis star, sports agent Myron Bolitar uncovers a connection between the victim and a rising star from the wrong side of the tracks, while a corrupt senator and organized crime watch his every move. Reissue. *Author: Coben, Harlan *Series Title: Myron Bolitar *Publication Date: 1996/03/01 *Number of Pages: 341 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 4.00 *Height: 6.75
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Valerie Simpson is a young female tennis star with a troubled past whos now on the verge of a comeback and wants Myron as her agent. Myron, whos also got the hottest young male tennis star, Duane Richwood, primed to take his first grand slam tournament, couldnt be happier. That is, until Valerie is murdered in broad daylight at the U.S. Open and Myrons number one client becomes the number one suspect.Clearing Duanes name should be easy enough. Duane was playing in a match at the time of Valeries death. But why is his phone number in Valeries black book when he claims only to have known her in passing? Why was she calling him from a phone booth on the street? The police stop caring once they pin the murder on a man known for having stalked Valerie and seen talking to her moments before the murder. But Myron isnt satisfied. It seems too clean for him.Myron pries a bit and finds himself prying open the past where six years before, Valeries fiancee, the son of a senator, was brutally murdered by a juvenile delinquent and a straight-A student was subsequently gunned down on the street in retaliation, his death squandered in bureaucratic files. And everyone from the Senator to the mob want Myron to stop digging.The truth beneath the truth is not only dangerous, it's deadly. And Myron may be the next victim.In novels that crackle with wit and suspense, Edgar Award winner Harlan Coben has created one of the most fascinating and complex heroes in suspense fiction--Myron Bolitar--a hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent who grows more and more engaging and unpredictable with each page-turning appearance.Tennis has been very good to agent Myron Bolitar. He represents two of the hottest young stars in the game. But when his female player is murdered in broad daylight at the U.S. Open and his male player becomes the prime suspect, Myron's got a whole new match to win. His investigation leads to an old murder, the mob, and someone who's determined to shut down his search for good. Reissue.
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This intense mystery from award-winning crime writer Harlan Coban is the second book in the Myron Bolitar series. This time, it's the US open, and what starts out as an apparently isolated murder turns out to be more than what it seems, as Bolitar finds himself linking not only the two most notorious tennis-related murders of the season, but an unsolved mystery that's several years old.
Author Bio
Harlan Coben
Harlan Coben has been the recipient of Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards--the first writer ever to win all three of those major prizes for mystery writing. He is best known for his thrillers featuring Myron Bolitar, a sports and entertainment agent who is sometimes pressed into service as a detective by his clients. Like his main character, Coben was born and raised in Northern New Jersey. After graduating from Amherst College in 1984 with a degree in political science, he began working in a travel business founded by his grandfather. Coben wrote the first Bolitar novel, DEAL BREAKER, in 1995; his books have since made regular appearances on the bestseller lists, and his work has been translated into some 40 languages. TELL NO ONE, a stand-alone novel published in 2001, was later made into an award-winning French film whose main character is a pediatrician, as is Coben's wife. In 2011, Coben published SHELTER, the first in a new series featuring Mickey Bolitar, Myron's nephew, and which won yet another Edgar award--this time in the category of Best Young Adult Novel. Coben has said of his writing process, "I don't outline. I usually know the ending before I start. I know very little about what happens in between. It's like driving from New Jersey to California. I may go Route 80, I may go via the Straits of Magellan or stopover in Tokyo--but I'll end up in California."

Praise

Los Angeles Times Book Review
"..his depiction of the sports marketing scene is hilarious."

Product Attributes

Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Pocketbook
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0341
Product attributePublisher:   Dell Publishing Company
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