Deal Breaker

Deal Breaker

Book - 2006
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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.

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.

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Softhearted sports agent Myron Bolitar must unravel a complex mystery involving blackmail and family tragedy when his client, celebrated rookie quarterback Christian Steele, receives a phone call from a supposedly-dead ex-girlfriend.

Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2006, c1995
ISBN: 9780385340601
Characteristics: 339 p. ; 22 cm


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dognamedmozart Apr 29, 2019

“‘I laugh in the face of death,’ Myron replied. ‘Well, maybe not laugh. More like a snicker. A quiet snicker.’
‘Jesus, you’re a lunatic.’
‘And I wouldn’t do it directly in death’s face. So it’s more like a quiet snicker behind his back.’”

Myron Bolitar’s witty sense of humor and sarcasm, mixed with the intrigue of mystery, throw in his best friend/partner Win, and it is the perfect combination. You will be laughing and cringing at the same time.

Nov 25, 2016

Liked Myron's sense of humour. An okay book.

Mar 25, 2014

I've read Harlan Coben books in the past and figured I would try his Myron Bolitar series. I was kind of disappointed in this one and it made me go back to another Author very quickly. This borrowed e-book was the first that I had to re-borrow to finish. All of my other e-books from him or other authors have been read within the 2 week borrowing period.

Oldprof Jun 03, 2013

A little superficial but a fun read. It's interesting how it's beginnig to show its age being a re-issue of a book published almost 20 years ago. Still an intertaining story.

Sep 21, 2011

The first Myron Bolitar novel. Myron is asked to find what happenned to a missing sister of his ex girlfriend when her picture appears in a porno mag.

Aug 01, 2011

My favourite series.....really great characters, tons of sarcasm and humour!! You should read all 10 in the series!!

Dec 09, 2008

After finding Harlan Coben so readable, I decided to try his original series with Myron Bolitar, the agent who becomes a detective. And wow, Coben does a home run again. Myron is an ex pro basketball player that is now running a successful agent business when his big ticket is suddenly embroiled in his girlfriend''s murder. While Myron is trying to save his and his client''s skin, roadblocks pop up like the case is a crash barrier road test. And when Myron isn''t exchanging quips with his ex-girlfriend or his assistant, he is dodging bullets. This ride proves that the plot is something you can''t take your eyes off of or it will be sure to crash.


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Oct 07, 2018

“Cary Roland had first shown signs of political ambition while exiting his mother’s womb.”


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