One False Move : Myron Bolitar

  • by Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by Jonathan Marosz
  • Series: Myron Bolitar
  • 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

She's smart, beautiful, and she doesn't need a man to look after her. But sports agent Myron Bolitar has come into her life, big time. Now Myron's next move may be his last.Brenda Slaughter is no damsel in distress. Myron Bolitar is no bodyguard. But Myron has agreed to protect the bright, strong, beautiful basketball star. And he's about to find out if he's man enough to unravel the tragic riddle of her life.Twenty years before, Brenda's mother deserted her. And just as Brenda is making it to the top of the women's pro basketball world, her father disappears too. A big-time New York sports agent with a foundering love life, Myron has a professional interest in Brenda. Then a personal one. But between them isn't just the difference in their backgrounds or the color of their skin. Between them is a chasm of corruption and lies, a vicious young mafioso on the make, and one secret that some people are dying to keep - and others are killing to protect.

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What the Critics Say

"A superb book!" (Christian Science Monitor)
"Fast-moving, funny - an altogether good listen!" (Los Angeles Times)
"Consistently entertaining...Coben moves himself into the front ranks of mystery fiction alongside heavy hitters like Robert B. Parker, Sue Grafton, and Robert Crais." (Houston Chronicle)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I've missed Myron, but this isn't quite right.

Would you listen to One False Move again? Why?

No. I know what happens. It is formulaic and derivative of Coben's earlier Myron Bolitar books. The jokes are still good, but there is WAY WAY WAY too much plot, so much that it boils over and confuses the reader with its wretched excess. And, there are so many other things to read and listen to.


Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

No. Again, way too many twists and turns. Way too many characters. Obviously I welcome the return of Esperanza and Win, but the entire world of Brenda Slaughter and of the governor-elect: it is just much too much and well beyond confusing. It rises to the level of frustrating. Like, do we have to have yet another plot twist?


Which scene was your favorite?

Not one.


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

No crying. No LOL, either, but plenty of chuckles, which is the kind of humor that Coben does best.


Any additional comments?

I think it is time for Myron to hang up his cleats. Too bad (spoiler) that Brenda gets killed, because she might have made an interesting wife for Myron, much better than, say, the evil Jessica. Win has become a cartoon, which some might argue that he has been all along. Au revoir, Myron. It's been fun.

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- Richard Delman "I am a 65-year-old psychologist, married for 25 years, with two sons who are 25 and 22. I love reviewing the books and the feedback I get."

Too "cute" with words

Coben writes a fair story, but he is way over the top in trying to be descriptive. Many times it's just plain silly. He seems to feel the need to try to outdo himself in finding a new comparison of words to describe what he wants to say. I've enjoyed other books by him, but this one is way down the list.
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- L. Magee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-05-2007
  • Publisher: Random House Audio