Harlan is now established as one the thriller genre's biggest stars and a major commercial star. 'Harlan Coben is the modern master of the hook-and-twist - luring you in on the first page, only to shock you on the last.' Dan Brown He is at the very top of his game. With both the Myron novels and his stand-alones as massive bestsellers, he followed up his previous successes by reaching the No.1 spot on the Sunday Times Bestseller List with HOLD TIGHT in hardback. Winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award - Harlan was the first author to win all three.
Harlan Coben was the first ever author to win all three major crime awards in the US, and has established a best-selling series of crime novels starring his powerful creation, Myron Bolitar. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and four children.
Crime-stopper extraordinaire Myron Bolitar returns in this rousing thriller by bestseller Coben. This time around, Bolitar heads to Paris to heed the distress call from his former lover, Terese Collins, whom he hasn't seen in more than 10 years. She has since lived out her dream of marrying and starting a family, but her perfect life has been shattered, and Bolitar must pick up the pieces. Steven Weber gives an inspired, well-crafted reading that elevates Bolitar from flat, one-dimensionality to a flawed and fully believable character. Weber's other characterizations are equally original; he is interested and invested in the story from the get-go. A Dutton hardcover (Reviews, Feb. 2). (May) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
After three years, Coben (Hold Tight) returns to basketball star-turned-sports agent-turned-sleuth Myron Bolitar, while retaining a good deal of the twists and turns found in his stand-alone thrillers. An unexpected phone call from an old flame, Terese, brings Myron to Paris to help her unravel a mystery involving her ex-husband. Turns out that the CIA, Terese's long-dead daughter, an antiabortion group, a stem cell clinic, and-oh, yeah-al-Qaeda are also involved. In a lesser writer's hands, this could have been ridiculous, but Coben is the master of taking impossible, even outlandish situations and somehow making them realistic. This is sure to please both Bolitar fans and those who have only read Coben's roller coaster-ride thrillers. Bolitar and his quirky series cohorts are fully introduced, allowing newcomers a seamless entry. Highly recommended for all popular fiction collections.-Rebecca Vnuk, Glen Ellyn P.L., IL Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.