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Myron Bolitar, sports agent and reluctant sleuth, is happily basking in the Caribbean sun with a beautiful woman he hardly knows. Interrupting this bliss, Win, his loyal but morally questionable sidekick, arrives to tell him that Esperanza, Myron's best friend and partner at MB SportsReps, has been arrested for the murder of a fallen baseball star and Bolitar client.

Myron returns to the city immediately to prove Esperanza's innocence, against her wishes. And as he tries to unearth a killer amid a tangled trail of lies, Myron's own investigation points to only one other suspect: himself, as this spellbinding novel twists, jolts, and careens toward its dazzling finish.

©1999 Harlan Coben; (P)1999 Books on Tape

Critic Reviews

"The strongest entry yet in a series that deftly balances realism with excitement, while refusing to fall back on genre cliches." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Ted
  • Lancaster, PA, United States
  • 01-09-13

Plot A Tad Wobbly But Still Fine

Jonathan Marosz stuns as usual... Pitch perfect but...

Harlan Coban's writing, for the first time in this series, trips over his feet... While the writing crackles as usual and the ensemble cast moves me to laughs, smiles, frowns, and yeah... tears... I missed the fact that Esperanza's (Little Pocahontas) is off stage through too much of this puzzle mystery.

Once again let me urge readers to start this series with the first of the Myron Bolitar mysteries since the characters grow and their relationships mature. Moreover it's becoming more and more useful to understand the previous stories and their role in the characters' development.

This time Myron's involved with baseball BUT... do not let the sports-agent role of the lead character deter you... everything sports related you need to know is powerfully and memorably explained.

I recommend "The Final Detail" and I expect to soon listen to the next in this series. It's just that there are some plot twists here that come to the very edge of the cliff named implausibility. In the past, Coban has avoided that drop-off. Or at least he's expertly wafted sufficient fog to totally obscure its presence.

Still... read the earlier works in order and then... buy this, listen, and get ready for the next. It's worth it.

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  • Evelyn
  • Duncans Mills, CA, United States
  • 07-06-08

you gotta like this guy

Myron and his side-kick are witty and fun to spend time with. Don't take them so seriously. Just enjoy.

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  • Elisa
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • 08-06-12

Just Brilliant

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This was the first Myron Bolitar book I read. The narrator was excellent and it was this book that had me fall in love with Myron's psychotic friend Win; of corse Myron was awesome as well. The action is swift and I wasn't able to put the book down until I have reached the ending. The events takes unexpected turns and twists, which naturally makes the reader want more. I was expecting something like Stay Close as that was the first book by Coben I've read. However, despite having some things similar, the series non the less has its own style. I love this book especially also because of the humor of the characters.<br/><br/>Defiantly worth reading!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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The Final Detail

I always enjoy Harlan Coben and this book is as good as any previous.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 12-29-16

Excellent suspense thriller

The plot of The Final Detail is more complex than necessary, but the novel kept me guessing until the end. In my view is is one of the weaker novels in the mostly 5 star Myron Bolitar series. Even so, it is an excellent novel. Narration is excellent.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Lia
  • Sutton, Australia
  • 11-10-10

Great book

I always enjoy Harlan Coben and this book is as good as any previous. Don't miss this book

7 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Nancy
  • Northbrook, IL, USA
  • 05-22-07

Myron Bolivar

I think Harlan Coben is a terrific author when he writes a suspense story. BUT I don't like his Myron Bolivar series and this was definitely a Myron book.

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Great Mystery

Another great book from Harlen Coben. Loved the sense of humor of the characters as well as the plot, as always.

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Beautiful, no dull moments. 5 stars on all fronts.

loved it, best of all the Mryon Bolitar series.

Of all the 60 books i have heard on audible this one is right at the top. need more like it.

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Love This Book!

If you could sum up The Final Detail in three words, what would they be?

Family, Facts, Fantasy

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Final Detail?

Seeing how much Myron cares about his family.

What does Jonathan Marosz bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The character's voices give life to the story and help to bring you in to their personalities.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I cried at the end because it is nice to find a man who really cares about things deeply and isn't afraid to show it. His devotion to his family and friends is awesome.

Any additional comments?

Great book! Would love to know more about Myron's siblings.

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  • Derek
  • 05-13-13

Inflection

Really enjoyed the story but by the end the narrator's habit of making every sentence sound like a question with a rising inflection was irritating.

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  • sandra brewerton
  • 05-27-15

pretty good read

he keeps you guessing until the end.you feel you know all the characters. very good

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-06-17

Great Narrator Great Story

Loved the narration and the story. Listened with my Mum in the car. Great mystery.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-02-17

interesting but not his best.

it holds your interest in that you want to know the "final detail", but not rivetting.