Deal Breaker: The First Myron Bolitar Novel (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Oct 20, 2010 - Fiction - 368 pages
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The debut of Myron Bolitar, a hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent and one of the most fascinating and complex heroes in suspense fiction, Deal Breaker is a page-turning classic from Edgar Award–winner and master storyteller Harlan Coben.
“One of the most engaging heroes in mystery fiction.”—Dennis Lehane
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 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 dark side of his business—where image and talent make you rich, but the truth can get you killed.
“What sets Harlan Coben above the crowd are wit and wicked nonchalance.”—Los Angeles Times

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User Review  - CCleveland - LibraryThing

I love Myron & Win (that little psycho). Coben's books always have a solid mystery, snappy dialogue and some crazy martial arts violence, usually courtesy of Win. Sometimes I laugh and cringe in the same scene but they're always entertaining and this one is no exception. Read full review

Review: Deal Breaker (Myron Bolitar #1)

User Review  - Abbey Schmidt - Goodreads

Harlan Coben's novel, titled Deal Breaker, is the first of many in a series involving the main character Myron Bolitar and was published in 1995. This book falls in the genre Crime/Mystery and ... Read full review

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Page 9 - Myron Bolitar," reads one passage. "He still couldn't believe someone would name a kid Myron. When his family first moved to New Jersey, he had told everyone in his new high school that his name was Mike. Nope, no dice. Then he tried to nickname himself Mickey. Unh-unh. Everyone reverted to Myron. The name was like a horror-movie monster that would not die. To answer the obvious question: No, he never forgave his parents.
Page 7 - There was a knock on the door. It opened a crack, and Esperanza stuck her head in. "Call for you, Myron,
Page 22 - That was when he spotted the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. She was sitting on a stool, her long legs crossed, sipping gently at her drink.

About the author (2010)

Harlan Coben is the winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards. His critically acclaimed novels have been published in thirty-three languages around the world and have been number one bestsellers in more than half a dozen countries. In addition to the Myron Bolitar series (Deal Breaker, Drop Shot, Fade Away, Back Spin, One False Move, The Final Detail, Darkest Fear, and the upcoming Promise Me), he is also the author of Tell No One, Gone for Good, Innocent, The Woods, and Hold Tight.

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