Book Reviews of Drop Shot

Drop Shot
Drop Shot
Author: Harlan Coben
ISBN-13: 9780752849140
ISBN-10: 075284914X
Publication Date: 5/2/2002
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Orion Pub Co
Book Type: Paperback
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All of Harlan Coben's books are fantastic! The guy that reads this book is horrible! He just drones on and there is hardly changed his voice from one character to another. The best reader for these books is Harlan himself--superb. If you don't mind the voice, then listen to this book--great story.
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Another wonderful Myron Bolitar story. Man, is this guy great or what!! If Myron was real I would most certainly have a crush on him.
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Myron Bolitar just cracks me up. He is such a cool customer insisting on solving murder mysteries that everyone else wants him to just leave alone. Being head over heals with a beauty who can take him or leave him. Fighting the big bad guys with his psycho side kick, Winn. And living in his parents' basement at 33. What a guy. The actor reading this book has a wonderful, deep voice and does the self depricating asides with style.
Definitely worth the time!
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Great book, would recommend to anyone.
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Intrigue, romance, suspense and humor
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Another great Harlan Coben mystery, this one an early Myron Bolitar. The wise-cracking sports agent falls into a plot somewhere between Spenser and Noir -- oh, yeah, he's from New Jersey. GReat read.
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High entertainment factor. Low believability factor. Murder mystery set at the US Open. Very likable good guys. If you like Nelson Demille or Carl Hiaasen, you'll find this to be in the same vein.

3 stars out of 5
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I found Harlan Coben just last year and have read every single book he has on the market. I love his writing and the way he builds his characters. It is an absolute pleasure to read his books in order and see their progression.

originally I thought the sports aspect would be a turn-off for me, but it has so little to do with the story that it didn't bother me at all.

If you're looking for a quick, good, fun read, this is the book for you.
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You must read the Myron Bolitar series. Fully entertaining.
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This is an exciting thriller with some hilarious lines. One of the Myron Bolitar series.
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This is one of my favorite Myron Bolitar - sports rep/dectective novels. It is full of wit & absurdity as usual, but also has somw surprising plot twists & insight.
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Like these characters!1 Win is unstoppable and unafraid of anything, him and Myron make a funny team for solving murders.
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This was very entertaining and the ending totally caught me by surprise. The main character (Myron) is a sports agent turned detective when one of his prospective clients is murdered and a coverup is suspected. Myron is very sarcastic but funny as hell. He had me laughing out loud many times over. On the other hand, the lead detective was an asshole. A senator, a mobster and a tennis star are also involved. Great reading.
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This is a great series. The main characters are great and well rounded. The story is very suspensful and keeps you turning the pages! Highly recommend this writer!
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This is the 2nd installment of the Myron Bolitar series and I found it to be a very interesting read. The main character, Myron Bolitar, is a sports agent and has a quick wit and sarcastic tongue. His best pal, Win, is a slightly psychotic, totally loyal guy who watches Myron's back as they find themselves trying to solve a murder. A great plot and believable characters make this book one that should not be missed. A very enjoyable series. Highly recommended.
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All of Coben's are great.
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First one of his I read, and I loved it. (Going to see if I can find more here.) Coben propels a great plot, writes compelling characters, and keeps you guessing. From his titles it looks like he likes to cover sports in his mysteries, and this one takes place during the US Tennis Open. I liked this enough to recommend it without qualification.
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I really enjoyed this book, it helps if you know a little about tennis.
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Myron Bolitar entertains as usual.
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This is my second read of a Myron Bolitar novel. Still a lot of fun to read! I intend to read the others, too. I appreciate Coben's ability to get me to laugh out loud at the dialog and the thoughts. And finding the killer of Valerie Simpson, who wanted to re-enter the tennis world. ... I'm reading a non-Bolitar Coben novel now, of which more later.
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Tennis has been very good to agent Myron Bolitar. He represents two of the hottest young stars in the game. But when his female player is murdered in broad daylight at the U.S. Open and his male player becomes the prime suspect, Myron's got a whole new match to win.
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My husband and I love Harlan Coben books. Fun to read, and have a twist to them.
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The SECOND book in the series featuring Myron Bolitar who is an injured basketball player turned sports agent in New York, New York.
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2nd in the Myron Bolitar series. Good mystery.
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Murder at the U.S. Open! Sports agent Myron Bolitar must put up with spoiled tennis players as he tries to solve the killing.
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Valerie Simpson, a former tennis star, is gunned down outside the stadium at the U.S. Open. Sports Agent Myron Bolitar is at the stadium watching his client, Duane Richwood, a young player rising quickly to stardom. Since Valerie had tried to contact Myron several times, he decides to investigate the killing and uncovers a connection between Valerie and Duane and a six-year-old murder.

This is the second book in the Myron Bolitar series and it's another winner. The story is fast moving and entertaining. I really like Harlan Coben's writing style and Myron's sarcastic wit. It makes for easy reading. I'm also a tennis fan and enjoyed the U.S. Open backdrop to this mystery. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
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I didn't become engaged in this book right away, but eventually I became completely engrossed, and I have decided to read all of Coben's other books. I recommend this highly.
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Another thrilling thriller!
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Coben keeps you on edge and turning pages. you will have a loss of sleep with this one.
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The Myron Bolitor series is entertaining, witty characters. This is the 2nd in the series. I did figure something out much earlier than I like but it was a good book.
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Good story. Quick read
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The one at the US Open
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Myron takes on a tennis murder with twists. Good read.
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Second in Myron Bolitar series... Witty, sarcastic, shocking ... I LOVE HARLAN COBEN!!
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Tennis buffs will love this one. Excellent read as are all his books.
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If you're already a Myron Bolitar fan, this is a great especially good mystery along with the usual great characters, fast pace, really fun dialogue. If you don't know Myron yet, you're in for a treat!
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This mystery is about a athletic agent myron bolitar the dective type. I love these books they are very good mysterys and set in such a different setting than many others. even though i dont watch sports on tv i still love these books.
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Good read!
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Outstanding as usual, Myron is hysterical... just can't read it fast enough, but hate for it to end!
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Another good Myron & Win mystery book. In this case, a female teenage tennis player had a nervous breakdown when her fiancee, a senator's son, was murdered. Several years later she tries to contact Myron because she's interested in making a comeback. He doesn't return her call in time and she's shot. When he takes it upon himself to try and find out why she wanted to reach him, he becomes pulled back into a cover-up that happened 6 years ago. And people still aren't talking!

A good read. Harlen Coben rocks!!!
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All the Coben books I've read have been excellent. Finish them in record time. From Basketball to Tennis. This is a story about a Pro tennis player in the US Open.
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Myron Bolitar is a sports agent who has a passion to solve murders and this one involves a young tennis star who tried to contact him. And Myron current cliet is a suspect. Second in the series of stories by Coben featuring Myron Bolitar. Easy book to read and you don't want to put it down until you finish!
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Harlen Coben is always great, and doesn't fail here