The Final Detail
The Final Detail
By Harlan Coben
Island Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9780440225454, 384pp.
Publication Date: February 8, 2000
His heart is broken. His partner is in jail. And someone is trying to kill him.
Then Myron Bolitar gets some really bad news....
For sports agent Myron Bolitar, it seemed like the perfect vacation. A tropical beach. A warm breeze. A little uncomplicated passion with a woman he barely knows. Myron is almost in heaven when his friend Win shows up with a message that blasts him back to reality: Esperanza is in trouble. It's time to come home.
Now Myron is back in New York, determined to help Esperanza, his best friend and partner, who's been accused of killing one of their clients. But Esperanza isn't talking. Neither is her lawyer. And to prove his friend's innocence, Myron must trace the rise and fall of the victim, a pitcher who had been making a comeback with the Yankees. Suddenly the investigation is leading Myron to places he'd rather not go: into a family's agony, through the city's sexual underground, and to a moment buried on the dark side of a brilliant sports career.... Twelve years ago a young agent named Bolitar tried to help an up-and-coming athlete. It was a fatal mistake—and now Myron will have to pay the price....
"Superb...a twisty tale that continues to surprise as it entertains...Coben delivers his most complex and ambitious novel, with a plot that is in perpetual motion...he keeps the suspense high."—Chicago Tribune
"Hilarious...unpredictable...a startling climax.....I couldn't imagine a more appealing sports agent than Tom Cruise's Jerry Maguire until I read Harlan Coben's The Final Detail, which features the endearingly neurotic Myron Bolitar. Coben (who gets craftier and funnier with each outing) has written the most personable and involving whodunit I've read all year."—Los Angeles Times
"It's great stuff."—Houston Chronicle