Drop Shot (Myron Bolitar, #2) by Harlan Coben

Drop Shot (Myron Bolitar, #2)

In the second Myron Bolitar novel from Edgar Award–winner Harlan Coben, a young woman’s tragic death spirals into a shattering drama of menace, secrets, and rage. Suddenly Myron is in over his head—and playing the most dangerous game of all.Once, Valerie Simpson’s tennis career skyrocketed; now, the headlines belong to a player from the wrong side of the tracks. But when Valerie is shot dead in cold blood and dropped outside the stadium a...


Details Drop Shot (Myron Bolitar, #2)

TitleDrop Shot (Myron Bolitar, #2)
ISBN9780440220459
Author
Release DateFeb 5th, 1996
PublisherDell Publishing Company
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Crime
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Reviews Drop Shot (Myron Bolitar, #2)

  • Suzanne
    1970-01-01
    Reading has turned me into a bad mother. I jest. Honestly, I just read at any chance I can get. I am known to walk and read, in the house mind you, not even out and about. I was fraught to put this one down. Mr Coben has delivered again, just as I knew he would. My Goodreads friends know I’ve a wee crush on him, or would that be Myron? (Yes you read that correctly).Our protagonist here, Myron Bolitar, is an ex superstar sportsman but now super ...
  • Kemper
    1970-01-01
    Myron Bolitar makes me feel lazy and unmotivated for being a simple cube farmer. He could have been a basketball star but blew out his knee after being drafted by the Celtics. His consolation prize was a law degree from Harvard and then a job doing some shady stuff as some kind of secret government spook. After he got tired of that, he decided to be a sports agent and started his own business. Myron’s got a new client in rising tennis star Duan...
  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    1970-01-01
    I listened to the audiobook of Drop Shot. It was a fun, entertaining and an easy one to listen to that didn’t require my full focus. I was thoroughly entertained by Myron’s wit, charm and sarcasm. I loved the twist and ending to this mystery that I didn't see coming.
  • Matthew
    1970-01-01
    A nice, quick, humorous little murder mystery. Only my second Bolitar book, but I can already say I am looking forward to reading more of the adventures of Myron and Win.
  • Lisa
    1970-01-01
    I just love love love Harlan coben he is such a prolific storyteller & his characters are so endearing & believable Drop Shot had me in from the first chapter it had everything a thriller should have. being a tennis fan the plot sold me I felt all this hits & misses that this book contained such a high standard of writing had me intrigued right to the very last chapter.Valerie Simpson was found shot after the U.S Open she was at the end of her ca...
  • Phrynne
    1970-01-01
    A really enjoyable book. I love the main character, Myron Bolitar but really Win his off sider deserves points for being the best invention ever in this type of book. Usually the good guys are moral and ethical and thus have a disadvantage against the baddies who have no such restraints. Win has no moral issues to contend with resulting in the excellent scene in this story where he and Aaron are supposed to be fighting fair with no guns and Win w...
  • Rob
    1970-01-01
    Number two in the Myron Bolitar series.Harlan Coben is indeed a master story teller. For those of you that don’t know Myron’s history he was a superstar athlete in the making until a serious injury ended his dreams. But he’s a man of many talents and now he is a successful sports agent and lawyer. With his best mate Windsor Horne Lockwood 111, a sociopath with a conscience, an oxymoron I know but you have to read the book to understand, he ...
  • Strawberry Fields
    1970-01-01
    This guy is becoming one of my favorite authors very quickly! This is the second Myron Bolitar book in the series. I didn't think this one was as good as the first one, but I really liked it anyway.The best part of the book is the witty banter Myron pulls out with just about everybody, even people who want to kill him. His wonderful sarcasm spikes all throughout the books and I just love that. Win is also one of the better characters I have seen ...
  • Ellen
    1970-01-01
    Drop shot by Harlan Coben.Let me begin by stating that I like (very much) the lead character, Myron Bolitar. Myron is at the U.S. Open as an observer, a fan and a sports agent. One of the tennis stars of yesterday has been murdered outside the stadium. Myron begins his own investigation only to discover that another unsolved murder took place 6 years prior to this murder. Is there a connection? I was so pleasantly surprised to find that this auth...
  • Jenny
    1970-01-01
    Drop Shot is book two in Myron Bolitar series by Harlan Coben. Myron Bolitar was watching one of his clients at the US Open when Valerie Simpson was shot and killed. Myron Bolitar decided to investigate her death when he found out that she was trying to contact him and a friend of Win. However, he did not understand the consequences of the investigation would have on him and everyone associated with him. The readers of Drop Shot will follow the t...
  • Dorothy
    1970-01-01
    The stench of testosterone emanating from the pages of this book made me want to open a window to get some fresh air while I was reading it. Or maybe go outside and take a walk in the sunshine instead of reading it.This is the second in Harlan Coben's sports agent/detective Myron Bolitar series. I read the first one for my Mystery Book Club last year and I liked it well enough to give the second one a try. I have two more in this series on my Kin...
  • Rhonda B
    1970-01-01
    Myron and Win are back to their detective antics in this second book of the series and they certainly entertain me with their banter. The entire story had my attention trying to figure out which of the characters were IT. Harlan kept the plot stirring until the very end, oh man, you got me!!!! NICE
  • David
    1970-01-01
    Coben has invented a formula for making his hero more human. His formula works wonders as his hero goes about solving mysteries that usually revolve around the professional sports world.First, give your hero an unassuming name like Myron. It isn't the most masculine sounding name and I don't mean any disrespect to Myrons out there in the reading world. Even John Wayne opted to change his name from Marion in order to create the persona we later ca...
  • Harry
    1970-01-01
    Beginning to exhaust my hunt for the loner, the hunter as a singular and main hero...a new trend seems to be emerging, the disassociation of the hunter and conscientious hero into two separate characters: the main character and his loner side-kick. Several authors embrace this genre motif: Robert Crais's Elvis Cole and his side-kick Joe Pike and of course Harlan Coben's Mylor Bolitar and his elitist side-kick Win.Of this genre, Coben is probably ...
  • Corey
    1970-01-01
    A fun humor-filled quick murder mystery. Myron Bolitar and Win may be one of my favorite book duos, their relationship is similar to that of Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh from the Lethal Weapon Franchise. Sports agent Myron Bolitar is about to become the advisor for Tennis pro Valerie Simpson, she is killed by an unknown assailant right outside the Tennis stadium during a match. And Bolitar, along with Win investigates the killing, and also unc...
  • Colin Mitchell
    1970-01-01
    Myron Bolitar has a new "hot shot" tennis player signed to his agency when a fallen former teenage female player who is trying to contact Myron is shot dead at the US Open while his coming star, Duane Richwood is moving his way into the semi finals.Needless to say the Ache brothers are connected to this world of threats and try to strong arm Myron. His friend Win his psychopathic friend is there when things start to get nasty as Myron digs into t...
  • Gary
    1970-01-01
    The 2nd book in the Myron Boilitar series by Harlan Coben and for me a rare case. I am normally a big fan of Harlan Coben's work and this series in particular but this book failed to grab me like the others have and I felt that I could only give it a 3 star rating. I have marked so many of his books 4/5 stars which is certainly the case with his latest novel The Stranger but this one did not quite hit the spot. I am sure the next one will be back...
  • Holly
    1970-01-01
    Myron Bolitar has just been added to my list of favorite characters. He's right up there with Alex Delaware. I like him more and more with each book I read. Highly recommended!
  • Rebeka
    1970-01-01
    I don't think I can explain how much I love Harlan Coben writing style. Amazing. This book is hilarious and it made me laugh even though it's a murder mystery. I recommend it (or any Harlan Coben book for that matter) to everyone who is new to this genre. He's one of the "lightest" mystery/thiller/crime authors that I've read so far. It's perfect for someone who can't stand a very picturesque description of victims and he's the author I pick when...
  • Mahoghani 23
    1970-01-01
    Myron Bolitar looks at the world as black and white but truly knows there is gray matter within. Mr. Cohen took us on a journey into the tennis world and within, it can be just as scary as life on the street. This story deals with the love of a mother and how far she's willing to go to save her son from people who don't care about taking a life to cover their secrets.Within this story there's murder, pedophilia, love, secrets, dysfunctional famil...
  • Eddie Owens
    1970-01-01
    Same as "Deal Breaker".I'm on to the third book next.Here's hoping.
  • Priyam Gopani
    1970-01-01
    What an author ! What a book!Drop Shot is not just a novel with a mystery and story to it..it is more than that...there are relationships, there is betrayal, there are tender moments, there are sacrifices, there is character development..oh there is so much to every novel when it comes to Harlan Coben!I have read all his standalone novels and loved each one of them. Was a little skeptical on starting the Bolitar series because I am not a fan of o...
  • Ryan Rauber
    1970-01-01
    Second in the Myron Bolitar series. Bolitar is a former star basketball player at Duke and former FBI agent turned sports agent. Here his recent signee is a rising star in the world of professional tennis. During one of his matches at the US Open, another potential signee is murdered in the crowd, and Bolitar sets out to investigate. The investigation takes him into the world of the mob, politicians, and high society, leading to a satisfying reso...
  • Jonetta
    1970-01-01
    This second installment in the Myron Bolitar series is another solid entry, though not as riveting as the first book. Myron's dry wit makes the story more interesting and continues to be the draw for me. I didn't think Win could get scarier but he pulls out the stops in this story. There are some tense moments but for the most part, this was more of a puzzler than suspense. There were several subplots that converged at the end, which kept my inte...
  • Steve
    1970-01-01
    I had misgivings about the first book in this series, and now that I've finished this one, I find myself with more misgivings. It started out great, the action kicked off in a big way, and aside from well, terrible clichés in early chapters, the story soon grabbed me, and built to a wonderful climax. The resolution and immediate aftermath are what fell flat for me, but I'm not certain if that will detract me from reading the next in the series.
  • Shauna
    1970-01-01
    I have been looking forward to reading a Myron Bolitar mystery for a while, but this one did not live up to my expectations. The much-vaunted humor was repetitive, and the plot itself just wasn't all that compelling. Sorry, Myron; I really DID want to like you.
  • Mike
    1970-01-01
    Good 2nd entry in the Myron saga. Representing an up-and-coming tennis sensation, Bolitar backtracks a 6 year old murder to explain current events.
  • Chris
    1970-01-01
    Valerie Simpson is a young female tennis star with a troubled past who's now on the verge of a comeback and wants Myron as her agent. Myron, who's also got the hottest young male tennis star, Duane Richwood, primed to take his first grand slam tournament, couldn't be happier. That is, until Valerie is murdered in broad daylight at the U.S. Open and Myron's number one client becomes the number one suspect.Clearing Duane's name should be easy enoug...
  •  Olivermagnus
    1970-01-01
    Drop Shot is the second book by Harlan Coben featuring Myron Bolitar, a former basketball phenom, now working as a sports agent. Drop Shot opens with Myron watching his client, tennis star Duane Richwood, make it to the finals of the U. S. Open. Former tennis legend, Valerie Simpson, has been trying to get in touch with Myron all day but he's been unable to return her calls. During the match, a gunshot is heard and Myron finds out that Valerie ha...
  • Mark Soone
    1970-01-01
    My actual rating of this read would be 3.5, but I decided upon 4 for reasons that I will give. I very much enjoyed the first book of this series and devoured it in a day. Unfortunately I had been unable to get to this book for a couple of weeks and when time allowed me to begin, I did not have the time necesary to invest into it as a quick type read. I seldom tke over a week to read a book except when my work schedule gets kinda hectic..and that ...