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Darkest Fear

Harlan Coben is one of my favorite mystery writers and might I say prolific.  His recurring character, Myron Bolitar finds himself in a race against time when he is asked by an ex-girlfriend to track down a reluctant donor for very sick child.  She drops a bomb on Bolitar to give him the ultimate incentive to help her.  The trail twists and turns as the rush to find the person heats up.

Promise Me

“Six years.  That was how long it had been since Myron had played superhero.  In six years he hadn’t thrown a punch.  He hadn’t held, much less fired, a gun.  He hadn’t threatened or been threatened.  He hadn’t cracked wise with steroid-inflated pituitary glands.  He hadn’t called Win, still the scariest man he knew, to back him up or get him out of trouble.  In the past six years, none of his clients had been murdered – a real positive in his business.  None had been shot or wounded – well, except for that prostitution beef out in Las Vegas, but Myron still claimed that was entrapment.  None of his clients or friends or loved ones had gone missing…”

Deal Breaker

Sometimes when you shop for books in the bargain section of HalfPrice Books the selection may be a little old though the quality can still be there.  Harlan Coben introduced his hero Myron Bolitar in this book in 1995. Bolitar is operating a fledgling sports agent agency and runs into a controversy (murder?) regarding his highest profile client, an ex-girlfriend and some rather unsavory characters.

While Deal Breaker is a mystery there isn’t all that much drama/suspense, but it did what all good stories do…it kept me up late finishing it.  That is, by my definition, a good story as you I have come to expect from Coben.  Some of the material in the book would not be suitable for youngsters so don’t let Junior read this!