By Harlan Coben
The debut of Myron Bolitar, a hotheaded, tenderhearted activities agent and some of the most interesting and complicated heroes in suspense fiction, Deal Breaker is a page-turning vintage from Edgar Award–winner and grasp storyteller Harlan Coben.
“One of the main attractive heroes in secret fiction.”—Dennis Lehane
activities agent Myron Bolitar is poised at the fringe of the massive time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron’s prized purchaser. but if Christian will get a telephone name from a former girlfriend—a lady who everybody, together with the police, believes is dead—the deal begins to head bitter. attempting to resolve the reality a few family’s tragedy, a woman’s mystery, and a man’s lies, Myron is up opposed to the darkish part of his business—where picture and skill make you wealthy, however the fact can get you killed.
“What units Harlan Coben above the group are wit and depraved nonchalance.”—Los Angeles Times
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He could be the bust of the century. ” Larry snorted. “You may still be aware of anything approximately that, Bolitar—about avid gamers who volume to not anything. Who crap out. ” Myron missed him. He had heard the insult prior to. It not stricken him. Sticks and stones and all that. “We are speaking approximately might be the best quarterback prospect in history,” he spoke back progressively. “You made 3 trades and gave up six gamers to get his rights. You didn’t do all that should you didn’t think he has what it takes. ” “But this proposal”—Otto stopped, seemed up as if looking the ceiling tiles for the correct word—“it’s now not sound. ” “Crap is extra like it,” Larry further. “It’s final,” Myron acknowledged. Otto shook his head, the smile unfazed. “Let’s speak this via, ok? Let’s examine it from each achievable attitude. “You’re new at this, Myron—an ex-jock attaining for the administrative brass ring. I admire that. You’re a tender man attempting to provide it a cross. Heck, i love that. fairly. ” Myron bit down. He can have mentioned that he and Otto have been an identical age, yet he so enjoyed being patronized. Didn’t everyone? “If you are making a mistake on this,” Otto persevered, “it may be the kind of factor that destroys your profession. have you learnt what I suggest? a lot of people already believe that you’re less than this—to dealing with this type of high-profile shopper. now not me, after all. i believe you’re a truly vivid man. clever. however the means you’re appearing …” He shook his head like a instructor disillusioned with a favourite scholar. Larry stood, glowering down at Myron. “Why don’t you provide the child a few strong recommendation? ” he acknowledged. “Tell him to get a true agent. ” Myron had anticipated this entire good-cop, bad-cop regimen. He had, in reality, anticipated worse; Larry Hanson had no longer but attacked the sexual appetites of anyone’s mom. nonetheless, Myron most well liked the undesirable cop to the nice cop. Larry Hanson was once a frontal attack, simply noticed and dealt with. Otto Burke used to be the snake-infested excessive grass with buried land mines. “Then i assume now we have not anything extra to discuss,” Myron acknowledged. “I think a holdout will be unwise, Myron,” Otto stated. “It could soil Christian’s squeaky-clean photo. harm his endorsements. price you either loads of cash. You don’t are looking to lose cash, Myron. ” Myron checked out him. “I don’t? ” “No, you don’t. ” “Can I jot that down? ” He picked up a pencil and commenced scribbling. “Don’t … wish … to … lose … cash. ” He grinned at either males. “Am I settling on up guidelines this present day or what? ” Larry mumbled, “Goddamn wiseass. ” Otto’s smile remained locked on autopilot. “If i could be so bold,” he persevered, “I may imagine Christian would wish to assemble speedy. ” “Oh? ” “There are those that have critical reservations approximately Christian Steele’s destiny. There are those”—Otto drew deeply on his cigarette—“who think he could have had anything to do with that girl’s disappearance. ” “Ah,” Myron stated, “that’s extra love it. ” “More like what? ” “You’re beginning to fling dust. For a moment there i presumed I wasn’t inquiring for adequate. ” Larry Hanson caught a thumb in Myron’s course. “Do you suspect this fucking sliver of pond movie we’re sitting with?