Deal Breaker: The First Myron Bolitar Novel

By Harlan Coben

The debut of Myron Bolitar, a hotheaded, tenderhearted activities agent and probably the most interesting and complicated heroes in suspense fiction, Deal Breaker is a page-turning vintage from Edgar Award–winner and grasp storyteller Harlan Coben.
“One of the main enticing heroes in secret fiction.”—Dennis Lehane
activities agent Myron Bolitar is poised at the fringe of the large time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron’s prized customer. but if Christian will get a mobile name from a former girlfriend—a lady who every body, together with the police, believes is dead—the deal starts off to head bitter. attempting to resolve the reality a few family’s tragedy, a woman’s mystery, and a man’s lies, Myron is up opposed to the darkish part of his business—where photograph and skill make you wealthy, however the fact can get you killed.
“What units Harlan Coben above the gang are wit and depraved nonchalance.”—Los Angeles Times

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Myron nodded. Larry sat again. “Burke didn’t get the journal within the mail. He heard approximately it from a personal detective. ” Myron shifted in his chair. “Otto was once having Christian investigated? ” Larry’s tone used to be flat. “A guy of Otto Burke’s unquestionable integrity may by no means slump to this sort of point. ” “Under the desk,” Myron acknowledged, “you’re crossing your hands. ” back the twitch/smile. “This doesn’t go away this room, Bolitar. ? ” “Cross my center. ” Myron motioned such together with his hand. “Burke has a complete safety division,” Larry defined. “They poke into all people at the payroll. together with yours actually. in addition they have a resource community far and wide. The credo is lovely easy: in case you obtained dust on a Titan, Burke can pay best buck for it. So this type of resources came upon the journal. ” “How? ” “I don’t comprehend. probably he’s a gradual reader. ” “Do you recognize his identify? ” “Brian Sanford. a real sleazeball. He works out of Atlantic urban. The on line casino direction. Spies on gamblers, that sort of factor. A Titan places 1 / 4 in a slot laptop, he reviews it, in particular considering that that entire Michael Jordan factor began. Burke loves to be stored trained. supplies him the sting in negotiating. ” Myron stood. “Thanks. I take pleasure in it. ” “Hey, Bolitar. This don’t make us acquaintances or not anything. We speak back, I nonetheless hate your guts. you were given it? ” Myron acknowledged, “We’re having a hot second now, aren’t we, Larry? ” Hanson leaned his elbows at the table, pointing a finger at Myron. “I nonetheless imagine you’re a bit pissant piece of puppy shit. And subsequent time I see you, I’ll turn out it. ” Myron unfold his fingers. “Come on, Larry. How approximately that hug now? ” “Wiseass. ” “Does that suggest no? ” “Do me a desire, Bolitar. ” “Name it, vibrant eyes. ” “Get the fuck out of my place of work. ” bankruptcy forty three Myron known as Brian Sanford. Answering computing device. Myron acknowledged he had a true large case, one who paid ten grand, and he’d cease by means of his workplace this night at seven o’clock. Brian Sanford will be there. For ten grand, a man like Sanford might permit his mom take a bullet within the intestine. Myron dialed his workplace. Esperanza acknowledged, “MB SportReps. ” “Did you express Lucy the picture? ” “Yep. ” “And? ” “You came across your purchaser. ” Myron acknowledged, “Lucy used to be definite? ” “Positive. ” “Thanks. ” He hung up. An hour to kill. Myron headed over to the county scientific examiner’s office—Dr. Adam Culver’s previous workplace. only a droop, yet worthy trying out. The development was once a one-level brick construction. Institutional, just like a small user-friendly tuition. The furnishings was once steel chairs with skinny padding, back like a schoolteacher’s. The ready room magazines have been pre-Watergate. The tiled ground used to be worn and yellowed with age, just like the “before” shot on a Mr. fresh advertisement. there has been not anything even remotely ornamental. “Is Dr. Li in? ” he requested the receptionist. “I’ll buzz her. ” Sally Li was once wearing medical institution scrubs, yet there has been no blood or something on them. She used to be chinese language, coming near near 40, yet she can have handed for a lot more youthful. She wore bifocals. A pack of cigarettes was once stashed in her entrance pocket.

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