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Publisher's Summary

Sports agent Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big-time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron's prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend, a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead, the deal starts to go sour. Suddenly Myron is plunged into a baffling mystery of sex and blackmail. Trying to unravel the truth about a family's tragedy, a woman's secret, and a man's lies, Myron is up against the dark side of his business, where image and talent make you rich, but the truth can get you killed.
©1995 Harlan Coben (P)2006 Books on Tape
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Critic Reviews

"Like fellow-wisecracking P.I.'s Spenser and Elvis Cole, Myron Bolitar is great fun in the best hard-boiled tradition." (Houston Chronicle)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Lisa on 07-02-08

Deal Breaker

I have just started reading/listening to Harlan Coben this summer, and have been more than pleasantly surprised. I started with "The Woods", and went on to "The Promise", and when I read "The Promise" I had to start at the beginning! In Deal Breaker we are introduced to Myron Bolitar, who is an ex-basketball star, and is now a sports agent/detective. I found this book to be both engaging and thrilling, and highly recommend it to one and all. I believe that it bridges many genres, and that it will keep you interested from the first page. I can't wait to read all of the Myron Bolitar novels!

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25 of 27 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Heartstrings11 on 04-11-09

Mystery + Sports Angle = Great Story

This book was a great surprise, much better than expected. Myron Bolitar is a sports agent and his client's girlfriend is missing. His client is a promising quarterback who wants a lot of money from his new contract. So what happened to his girlfriend and who is responsible? Harlan Coben weaves an interesting case that keeps the reader guessing as to who killed her or if she is actually alive. One thing I really appreciated was several times during the book the author reviews the facts as they stand. Helps the reader not miss any important clues. The reader was excellent. He made the characters come to life by his voice, timing, and inflection. This was like finding a treasure. I loved this book and I can't wait to read more by this author.

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16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anushka on 11-30-06

Addictive but legal!

Having read several of Cobens stories I was thrilled to find him on audio. The reader's delivery is superb, his verbal characterisation is almost like listening to a play. Try any of his audiobooks, you will find yourself entranced. A perfect mix of tension, humour and intrigue. The sort of audio book you'll find yourself listening to several times; pacing and pausing is perfect
Great for long car journeys and equally excellent for those of us who find stopping our minds working when trying to sleep - just make sure it isn't the first time you've listened to it!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Susan on 09-17-09

An engaging introduction to a new character

I was getting a bit jaded with crime novels and was looking for a new writer to get my teeth into. Perhaps I haven't quite got over Rebus. Anyway Audio having usefully identified Book 1 I launched in. What a great reward. Gripping complex drama with no spare dialogue, and yet a really likeable hero with personal problems, but who had a great self awareness without drowning in the sea of depression which is often mandatory. Due to my staying awake far too late at night to listen to this, I sometimes fell asleep, but listening again next morning was no hardship and every sentence matters.

OK, so maybe everyone else has been following Myron Bolitar through all his adventures, but I certainly look forward to catching up

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