Dropshot

Dropshot

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Valerie Simpson is a young female tennis star with a troubled past who's now on the verge of a comeback and wants Myron as her agent. Myron, who's also got the hottest young male tennis star, Duane Richwood, primed to take his first grand slam tournament, couldn't be happier. That is, until Valerie is murdered in broad daylight at the U.S. Open and Myron's number one client becomes the number one suspect.

Clearing Duane's name should be easy enough. Duane was playing in a match at the time of Valerie's death. But why is his phone number in Valerie's black book when he claims only to have known her in passing? Why was she calling him from a phone booth on the street? The police stop caring once they pin the murder on a man known for having stalked Valerie and seen talking to her moments before the murder. But Myron isn't satisfied. It seems too clean for him.

Myron pries a bit and finds himself prying open the past where six years before, Valerie's fiancee, the son of a senator, was brutally murdered by a juvenile delinquent and a straight-A student was subsequently gunned down on the street in retaliation, his death squandered in bureaucratic files. And everyone from the Senator to the mob want Myron to stop digging.

The truth beneath the truth is not only dangerous, it's deadly. And Myron may be the next victim.

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—Myron Bolitar—a hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent who grows more and more engaging and unpredictable with each page-turning appearance.

Baker & Taylor
Investigating the killing of a burned-out tennis star, sports agent Myron Bolitar uncovers a connection between the victim and a rising star from the wrong side of the tracks, while a corrupt senator and organized crime lords watch his every move.

Baker
& Taylor

Investigating the killing of a burned-out tennis star, sports agent Myron Bolitar uncovers a connection between the victim and a rising star from the wrong side of the tracks, while a corrupt senator and organized crime watch his every move. Reissue.

Publisher: New York : Dell : Delacorte Press, 2007, 1996
ISBN: 9780440220459
0440220459
9780385342100
Characteristics: 330 p. ; 18 cm
Alternative Title: Drop shot

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paul12_2
Mar 05, 2017

yes good writer good read

hermlou Jun 25, 2010

Myron is a wise-cracking detective who is an agent for a rising tennis star. A former star is shot outside a match, and there are suspects among the mob, a former manager, and even the rising star. Complex plot goes back six years to a double murder, and that's where Myron finds the killer. By the time I got tired of the wise cracks, the plot had thickened and kept my interest to the very end.

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c210flyer
Jan 06, 2010

Coben is a very solid writer. Good read. Recommend.

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Sports agent Myron Bolitar investigates the murder of a tennis pro.

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