Back Spin

Back Spin

eBook - 2009
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Kidnappers have snatched the teenage son of super-star golfer Linda Coldren and her husband, Jack, an aging pro, at the height of the U.S. Open. To help get the boy back, sports agent Myron Bolitar goes charging after clues and suspects from the Main Line mansions to a downtown cheaters' motel--and back in time to a U.S. Open twenty-three years ago, when Jack Coldren should have won, but didn't. Suddenly Myron finds him self surrounded by blue bloods, criminals, and liars. And as one family's darkest secrets explode into murder, Myron finds out just how rough this game can get.
Publisher: New York : Dell Pub., 2009
ISBN: 9780307567161
0307567168
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (343 p.)

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BARosen1112
Oct 12, 2020

This is part of Harlan Coben's always entertaining Myron Bolitar mystery series. This time out, Myron is called upon to investigate the kidnapping of a pro golfer's 16-year-old son, which he does with the help of his reluctant (this time) associate, Win. There are red herrings galore in this nicely plotted story, and as usual, Myron's stories, as well as his interaction with regulars Win and Esperanza are great fun to read. The other significant characters - the boy's parents, friends, and even the bad guys, are all interesting, fully developed characters. Philadelphia natives, like me, may be annoyed at a couple of local geographical errors (Lower Merion is not near South Philly - harrumph!), but that's nit-picking. You do not need to have read any of the earlier Bolitar novels to enjoy this one. So go enjoy it!

evachsu Nov 24, 2014

#4 in Myron Bolitar series

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ENFPWOMAN
Apr 02, 2013

This is a very, very funny mystery... be prepared to laugh out loud! The complex plot is unravelled slowly and in an understandable manner. The main character, Myron Bolitar, is hilariously irreverent in this book, but more so in his thoughts than previous books... thankfully, we're privy to those thoughts! I'd put Harlan Coben in the same company as Michael Connelly and Robert Crais when it comes to rich deep characterizations. Highly recommended.

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