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Publisher's Summary

Tennis has been very good to sports agent Myron Bolitar. He represents two of the hottest young stars in the game. But when his female player is murdered in broad daylight at the U.S. Open and his male player becomes the prime suspect, Myron's got a whole new match to win. His investigation leads to an old murder, the mob, a crooked senator, a jealous mother, and someone who's determined to shut down his search for good.

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, a hot-headed, tender-hearted sports agent who grows more and more engaging and unpredictable with each page-turning appearance.

©1996 Harlan Coben (P)1999 Books on Tape

Critic Reviews

"The prose is lean, the story moves briskly, and the dialogue crackles...great fun in the best 'hard-boiled' tradition." (Houston Chronicle)

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    5 out of 5 stars

Funny, Intriguing, and Engaging

My favorite Coben book yet. Myron and Wynn are at their funniest, the tennis scene makes a nice backdrop, and the mystery keeps you guessing. The author does an excellent job as usual. I really enjoyed listening to this book.

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  • Mary
  • ventura, CA, USA
  • 02-09-09

i liked it

When I first started this book, I did not think I would like it. The tennis thing was weird, since I have no interest in it. The story took off though. I laughed out loud in several places and I really liked the dry voice of the narrator, he added to the story. I am going to continue listening to this series as opposed to reading the books.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Ted
  • Lancaster, PA, United States
  • 11-20-12

Whoa! Kew-el Kickoff. Myron Bolitar! Yea!

Terrific ensemble cast. Perfect read. quick plot. Start with this... then get the next. I will... Check the next review... Hope it's as strong as this one. BTW. Bolitar is a sports agent. I am not a strong sports. fan. I mean I'm a man in America so I like some games, but not an addict. Thought I'd be left out. Wasn't. The sports world is to this novel as a hot arrangement is to a great melody. It makes the whole thing work. If this was an introductory novel... Let me repeat... Whoa!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Wendy
  • San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 06-02-07

disappointing

not nearly as good as some of his more recent work.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • mary
  • VENTURA, CA, United States
  • 02-09-09

i liked it

When I first started this book, I did not think I would like it. The tennis thing was weird, since I have no interest in it. The story took off though. I laughed out loud in several places and I really liked the dry voice of the narrator, he added to the story. I am going to continue listening to this series as opposed to reading the books.

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5 stars

Thoroughly enjoyed this story and the narrator. I’ve read this hard copy book many years ago, but kept with the audio book because it is an interesting story and the narrator does an excellent job! Highly recommend.

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Enjoyable

I did like it, but it took a while to get into it I'd say

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well done<br />

enjoyed the plot, the narration was well done and the reader did a great job

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Great read

At first It fell kind of short for me... However it was (like always with Mr. Harlen's books) a great read 😊. In my opinion the performance was a little dry though.... Now with that said Mr. Jonathan did pick up alittle more later yet it he did start off alittle rough for. Still great book and Good performance 😊

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Harlan Coben fabulous.

Harlan Coben is one of the best story tellers and this book is no acception. He builds you into his stories and takes the plot to unexpected places. He's sooner p of the writers I can't put down. I think I've read everything her has written.