Stunned by the news, Myron plunges into a desperate search for the missing donor. But finding him means unravelling a dark mystery that involves a broken family, a brutal kidnapping spree, and the FBI. Somewhere in the sordid mess is the donor who disappeared. And as doubts emerge about Jeremy's true paternity, a child vanishes, igniting a chain reaction of heartbreaking truth and chilling revelation.
©2000 Harlan Coben; (P)2000 Books on Tape
"Don't let Coben's wry observations fool you. They gift wrap keen insights into our society." (Washington Post Book World)
I've really enjoyed all this series, but this has been the best one yet. The plot has many twists, but there all set up and all fair.
I am a 67 year old psychologist. I have been married for 28 years, with two sons who are 27 and 24. I love listening to the books.
This is the seventh Myron Bolitar novel, I believe, and we can see why Mr. Coben decided to put the character to rest. Coben had clearly taken this character as far as he could. The book is certainly readable, and Jonathan Marosz makes it listenable. But the cast of characters seems tired rather than fresh, and each of them has become unidimensional, with the possible exception of Windsor Locke Horne III, who is something of a cartoon anyway. The plot has devolved into something resembling supermarket paperback stuff. Coben has by this time amassed a large audience, and I really believe that he did not want to milk this character, his first creation, to the bitter end. Unfortunately, the humor by this point is pretty much gone. We were delighted at first by Esperanza and Big Cindi, along with Myron and Win and Myron's parents, but none of them has grown. The story involves a 13-year-old boy who is Myron's son by an old flame named Emily. The boy needs a bone marrow transplant, for which there are very few donors. Near the end we learn that the father of a journalist friend has kidnapped Jeremy, the boy, but frankly the plot has twisted so many times and turned for no reason other than to complicate things, that Coben actually manages to squeeze this stuff so hard that it's a little boring. Good thing he began writing other books.
This is the first Harlan Coben novel I've listened to and I loved it. The dialogue between his characters really came alive. I've read most of his books and really enjoy his style. This book keeps you guessing all the way through.
Just a well written story. Hard to turn it off. Didn't get a lot of work done, but I did stay on the treadmill longer and cleaned more house while I couldn't turn off the audio!
I am a big fan of the Myron Bolitar series. This book was slow to start and lacked some of the banter that the characters delivered in other books; Coben spent a little too much time on background info related to the characters so it took awhile to get into the mystery. .It ended pretty well.
I have read all the Myron Bolitar series and I can't find another to compare. I enjoy the wit and high jinx of the two. the plots are second
To quote Myron Bolitar, "Good one." No one can deliver the repartee between these characters better than Jonathan Marosz. It ain't no Pulitzer, but superior in its genre.
Once again, Mr. Hoban has written a book with the right blend of mystery, intrigue, family and teaching. The humor is great and the story line is captivating. Twists and turns keep the listener involved. Great author and great series.
The story was better than good. I love the characters of this series and look forward listening to the others. However, the person doing the narrating was one of the worst I ever listened to. That alone made it difficult that continue with the book. Again the story was worthy of finishing it.
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