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.
After a six-year hiatus, it's good to herald the return of Myron Bolitar, the former Boston Celtics basketball star who became a sports agent and crime solver in Coben's sprightly, exciting series. Even better, it's great fun to hear Coben himself performing this excellent audio version. As a reader, Coben has a quality best summed up by the Yiddish word hamishe (homelike, in its weaker translation). He may not be Laurence Olivier, but he sure knows how to make believers of his listeners. When Bolitar talks about going back to live with his parents in New Jersey, Coben catches the basic boyishness of his aging hero and the impact such a move has on Myron's love life. Of course, the world has gotten a lot more complicated: Bolitar's ladyfriend lost her husband on September 11. When he offers to help her teenage daughter, he quickly finds himself involved in some very dangerous adventures. With fading sports stars behaving badly in real life, it's a great pleasure to see that Bolitar has found ways to survive honorably. Simultaneous release with the Dutton hardcover (Reviews, Mar. 6).
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.