I can be summed up in one word. Handsome, intelligent, honest, humble, brave, exciting, fun, kind, trustworthy, sexy! All these words work.
The main character is a lot of fun. The plot is well thought out. If you are a fan of mysteries with interesting characters this book is a good choice.
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The story itself was good, but it read (sounded) like a B-movie, due to being an older book. Also, and this is my own personal preference, it contained entirely too much offensive language, and sexual content. Not necessarily sex scenes, just content. There was at least one scene, but I've learned to fast forward through them. Definitely not a book to be listened to in family time. I had listened to a Harlan Coben book some years ago, but didn't remember it containing such constant bad language, or I probably would not have bought this book. I will buy the second in the series, because the story was good, but I am hoping the future ones are less explicit with the language. Hopefully, this one was due to the time period in which it was written. The narrator was just okay. Sometimes, I find one so great that I search out other books narrated by him/her. Sometimes, I find one so bad that I avoid other books narrated by him/her. I'll do neither with this narrator.
I have read -- ah, listened -- to all of the books in this series, and this first one will leave you wanting to do the same. Interesting, lovable characters...witty and smart...and a good mystery to boot. Narration is outstanding.
Love mystery books
Love the Bollitar character. Funny, witty, and entertaining.
The twist and turns and the funny bits.
I have been looking forward to reading the Myron bolitar series, which came highly recommended from many fans I know of Harlan coben. I was not disappointed!! The story was solid, the characters are dynamic and diverse, and coben kept me guessing until the very end. The narrator was superb as well- Jonathan maroaz? Not sure how to spell his last name. Thank you to the author For the page turner and the narrator for the performance :) im a fan for sure now.
Wow. So glad I pulled the trigger on this book. Everything about this book was well done. Great plot, characters and pace. Could not wait to get back in the car each day. Can not wait to listen to more books from this author. This is well worth a credit.
I wouldn't read more than 1 book about this character, but it was an interesting enough main character for 1 book. It kept me interested in the mystery the whole time but more of this same style would be too cheesy for me.
" I have my mind... & a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." -T.L.
I was recommended this book & after I read the short summary of what the book & the main protagonists (Myron Bolitar) background I was a bit hesitant. All I saw was Tom Curise in Jerry McGuire lol... it was NOTHING of the sort. What they don't tell u is that did work for the FBI at one point & has a crazy friend named Wyn who likes to work on his anger management issues by ehhhh, killing or maiming those persona non-grate to his close friend Myron & those who morally should be eliminated or subjected to the inability to pro-create.
So, how does a sports agent out of all people turn into a P.I., caring sports agent, & badass? Well both him & his friend are master black belts in the martial arts with his friend Wyn being better but also a gun-loving version of Niles Crane lol... Just with a lot more muscle & conditioning. U come to realize that an industry of multimillion dollar contract, shady agents including those working for said agents, shady sports players that come from a plethora of interesting backgrounds plus even though a player of any sport might not make it into the 'big show', that doesn't mean they don't still hang out in the periphery or sometimes right in the business of the new players because of people they know. Myron has a star athlete in football the next Peyton Manning or John Elway, but in the world of sports he could also have the next Ryan Leaf or Jamarcus Russel (those that don't get the reference just look up the biggest busts in football); with this athlete comes the baggage of the fact his fiance went missing awhile ago but has almost been forgotten when she all of a sudden makes an appearance causing major waves to say the least. Coben does a great job weaving different POV on the sports world & how many diff. angles & people can really suck the blood out of an up & coming star. Sufficed to say, the roller-coaster ride is sure to be entertaining to many readers. I have not read any other Coben books, but I have to say this 1st book of the series was very good, the whole 'fist novel is not that good but gets better as the protagonist develops' doesn't hold true here which I love... There are a handful of books that fall into that great category.
I hope the rest of Coben's books are as good because I plan to read at least one stand alone book & another Myron Bolitar book just for his smart-ass remarks. Some books are over the top or cheesy with that type of humor (danger, morbid, sad, shifting environment humor), but Bolitar did a good job in 'Deal Breaker'. For some reason I was thinking Tim Teebow the entire time I was reading the book & even though I was able to figure out the ending before the climax of the book, I was satisfied regardless... isn't it great when things end that way? Take a chance, u won't be disappointed
Audible addict! A friend told me to try this, and it was incredible. I travel for work and this is a great way to make the miles melt away.
Good solid story
Winn - I like the side kick concept where he is the stronger of the two. His weakness is the fact that he is nearly a criminal.
I liked it. I think I read this book years ago, so the story was familiar but did not stick. Concept just felt like deja vu. I liked the characters, and other than a few holes in their development, some time frames, fairly solid. I am sure he will fill in details of characters past in later books, but just felt strange here a couple of times. Main character was injured playing basketball, joins FBI, and now and Sports Agent. Time in FBI was not discussed and felt like it was there just to make character plausible. Just felt strange to me. I have had this in my library a long time and finally listened to it over a trip. Found myself wanting more . Good enough that I am getting the next two in the series with my credits this month.
Audio Book Junkie!
Intelligent, Sarcastic, Engaging
The plot kept moving. This is a good story with interesting characters
I love Myron. He is funny, smart and a bit of a smart mouth. I like this guy.
I fell for Harlan Coben's writing in the same way I fell for Robert B. Parker. Fast, sarcastic and always interesting. He is my kind of author.