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Summary

Myron Bolitar, sports agent and reluctant sleuth, is happily basking in the Caribbean sun with a beautiful woman he hardly knows. Interrupting this bliss, Win, his loyal but morally questionable sidekick, arrives to tell him that Esperanza, Myron's best friend and partner at MB SportsReps, has been arrested for the murder of a fallen baseball star and Bolitar client.

Myron returns to the city immediately to prove Esperanza's innocence, against her wishes. And as he tries to unearth a killer amid a tangled trail of lies, Myron's own investigation points to only one other suspect: himself, as this spellbinding novel twists, jolts, and careens toward its dazzling finish.

©1999 Harlan Coben (P)1999 Books on Tape

Critic reviews

"The strongest entry yet in a series that deftly balances realism with excitement, while refusing to fall back on genre cliches." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Derek
  • Dorchester, United Kingdom
  • 13-05-13

Inflection

Really enjoyed the story but by the end the narrator's habit of making every sentence sound like a question with a rising inflection was irritating.

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pretty good read

he keeps you guessing until the end.you feel you know all the characters. very good

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  • Ted
  • 09-01-13

Plot A Tad Wobbly But Still Fine

Jonathan Marosz stuns as usual... Pitch perfect but...

Harlan Coban's writing, for the first time in this series, trips over his feet... While the writing crackles as usual and the ensemble cast moves me to laughs, smiles, frowns, and yeah... tears... I missed the fact that Esperanza's (Little Pocahontas) is off stage through too much of this puzzle mystery.

Once again let me urge readers to start this series with the first of the Myron Bolitar mysteries since the characters grow and their relationships mature. Moreover it's becoming more and more useful to understand the previous stories and their role in the characters' development.

This time Myron's involved with baseball BUT... do not let the sports-agent role of the lead character deter you... everything sports related you need to know is powerfully and memorably explained.

I recommend "The Final Detail" and I expect to soon listen to the next in this series. It's just that there are some plot twists here that come to the very edge of the cliff named implausibility. In the past, Coban has avoided that drop-off. Or at least he's expertly wafted sufficient fog to totally obscure its presence.

Still... read the earlier works in order and then... buy this, listen, and get ready for the next. It's worth it.

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  • Evelyn
  • 06-07-08

you gotta like this guy

Myron and his side-kick are witty and fun to spend time with. Don't take them so seriously. Just enjoy.

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  • Wayne
  • 29-12-16

Excellent suspense thriller

The plot of The Final Detail is more complex than necessary, but the novel kept me guessing until the end. In my view is is one of the weaker novels in the mostly 5 star Myron Bolitar series. Even so, it is an excellent novel. Narration is excellent.

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  • Elisa
  • 06-08-12

Just Brilliant

Any additional comments?

This was the first Myron Bolitar book I read. The narrator was excellent and it was this book that had me fall in love with Myron's psychotic friend Win; of corse Myron was awesome as well. The action is swift and I wasn't able to put the book down until I have reached the ending. The events takes unexpected turns and twists, which naturally makes the reader want more. I was expecting something like Stay Close as that was the first book by Coben I've read. However, despite having some things similar, the series non the less has its own style. I love this book especially also because of the humor of the characters.

Defiantly worth reading!

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  • cjvisokey
  • 27-08-06

The Final Detail

I always enjoy Harlan Coben and this book is as good as any previous.

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  • Lia
  • 10-11-10

Great book

I always enjoy Harlan Coben and this book is as good as any previous. Don't miss this book

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  • Nancy
  • 22-05-07

Myron Bolivar

I think Harlan Coben is a terrific author when he writes a suspense story. BUT I don't like his Myron Bolivar series and this was definitely a Myron book.

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  • Bruce
  • 13-06-18

Too much sappy cultural philosophical BS

I really wanted to fast forward through some of the alternative sex culture dialog. Not because it was offensive but just because a five minute cat and mouse Q&A with a possible cross-dresser about whether he/she has a penis or a vagina is just completely self-indulgent on the part of the author and completely boring to anyone who isn't either a homophobe or an insecure member of the LGBT community. Keep the plot moving and keep the navel-gazing and penis worship to a minimum. What's-her-name with the mystery sex organ was a throw-away character inserted only for that awkward conversation. It is well established that Myron will fall into bed with anyone who looks marginally attractive. He has no chaste inclinations and very limited loyalties toward his temporary sex partners. He claims to want to settle down but doesn't do anything but follow his nether pointer. Which will never lead him to the kind of woman who wants to take on a family. So stop pretending.

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  • Kelly
  • 24-05-18

Bolitar is a funny, smart sarcastic guy.

This is not my favorite of the series but it was still a fun read. Myron Bolitar continues his witty banter with Win and the book is both a smart mystery and a sarcastic comedy. I am on to finding #7.

Jonathan Marosz does a good job with Bolitar and Win -- in fact, his snooty, spoiled rich boy is hilarious.

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  • Sheila Ali
  • 05-11-17

Great Mystery

Another great book from Harlen Coben. Loved the sense of humor of the characters as well as the plot, as always.