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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Back Spin by Harlan Coben

After a dry spell of reading, I found several Harlan Coben books in the clearance section of Half Price Books and his novels never disappoint.
Back Spin is another book featuring Myron Bolitar, the sarcastic and likeable sports writer and apart from the thrilling story, gives the reader laugh-out-loud moments with his zingers and witty comebacks.
Even the acknowledgements bring out Harlan Coben's sense of humor:
When an author is writing about an activity he enjoys about as much as sticking his tongue in a fan (golf), he needs help and lots of it. . . Myron and I tried. But we're still not sure we get it.

From the cover:
The boy was born and raised on the Main Line. But he vanished on Philadelphia's mean streets - last seen in a downtown cheater's hotel. For sports agent Myron Bolitar, his client, golf superstar Linda Coldren, comes first, and that means unraveling the mystery of her son's kidnapping. But when Myron goes after the missing boy, he crashes through a crown of lowlifes, blue bloods, and liars on both sides of the social divide. With Linda's golf-pro husband suddenly making a run at the U.S. Open championship, a family's skeletons are coming out of the closet. And Myron is about to find out how deadly the game can get.


Joanne said...

glad you found a good read. Always nice to have a reliable writer, and hard to achieve.

So many books, so little time said...

I haven't read any of his in a while but I do like the Myron Bolitar series. You will need to let us know how you find it.

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

Helen Ginger said...

Ooh, I'll have to look for that one. My husband is a golfer! And he likes thrillers and suspense.