It began with a phone call... Has he now made a promise he can't keep? A gripping Myron Bolitar novel from the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of SIX YEARS.
The 2am phone call is from a young, frightened, lost girl who has called the one adult who had promised to help her if she ever got into any trouble: Myron Bolitar. But his help proves not to be enough. He picks her up from a cold street corner and - against his better judgment - is persuaded to drop her at an unknown address. This is a mistake that he lives to regret, for Aimee Biel's final wave from a darkened porch turns out to be the last time anyone will see her...
Driven by guilt and the desperation of her family, Myron decides to break his vow of six years and get involved in the search. But his past will not be buried so easily ... and Myron must decide once and for all what he will stand up for if he is to have any hope of rescuing both Aimee and himself.
Last seen in bestseller Coben's Darkest Fear (2000), Myron Bolitar, former basketball star (Boston Celtics) turned sports and entertainment agent and occasional knight in shining armor, is back in fighting form in his action-packed eighth thriller. For the past six years Myron has been leading a quiet life, much of it at his parents' old house in Livingston, N.J. A new girlfriend, Ali Wilder, a 9/11 widow, is helping to bring him out of his shell. Concerned that Ali's teenage daughter, Erin, and Erin's friend, Aimee Biel, might fall in with the wrong crowd, Myron gives them his contact information in case either of them feels she needs help. Aimee later calls him in the middle of the night for a lift to a friend's house, on condition that her request remain a secret. When Aimee turns up missing in circumstances mirroring those surrounding another vanished girl, Bolitar himself becomes a suspect in her disappearance and must use his wits and martial arts skills to uncover the truth. Coben fans will find much to enjoy in this well-crafted suspense novel, which has a startling final twist.
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A good read
This is a good read but not up to the standards of his other books but still a 4
Myron - a real life superhero!!!
Another great read from Harlan. Myron with the help of his bestest friend - Win and other close friends, help those in trouble. They are real life super heroes!!
Again I could not put the book down. Thanks Harlon..
An interestingly woven plot which makes us ask questions of ourselves and children.
Myron is such a wonderful character brilliantly written into each plot by this excellent author. I sometimes feel that Myron is real and that I would love to meet him!!
Loving Win, too. But best to keep at arms length.
When will we see these characters in a series of movies?
For me, the story is enriched by the subtle yet complex friendship of Myron and Win. Myron throws himself into this mystery as usual and it will keep you wondering right to the end. Good book. Easy read. Worth everyone of its five star award.