Darkest Fear

Darkest Fear Cover

Darkest Fear

By Harlan Coben; Jonathan Marosz (Read by)

Random House Audio Publishing Group, Compact Disc, 9780739341193, 6pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2008

Description
Edgar Award-winner Harlan Coben is at his electrifying best in his latest novel--a dazzling tale of seething mystery and dark family secrets.In Darkest Fear, Myron Bolitar faces the most emotionally shattering case of his career.And it all begins when Myron's ex-girlfriend tells him he is a father--of a dying thirteen-year-old boy....
Myron's sports agency is struggling.Now more than ever Myron needs to keep his eye on the ball, sign up some big-name clients, and turn away from the amateur detective work that is taking precious time away from the agency.But life is not going according to plan.Myron's father, recently recovered from a heart attack, is facing his own mortality--and forcing Myron to face it too.Then comes another surprise.
Emily Downing, Myron's college sweetheart, reappears in his life with devastating news: Her thirteen-year-old son Jeremy is gravely ill and can be saved only by a bone-marrow transplant--from a donor who has vanished without a trace.And before Myron can absorb this revelation, Emily hits him with an even bigger shocker: Jeremy is Myron's son, conceived the night before Emily's wedding to another man.
Staggered by the news, Myron plunges into a search for the missing donor.But for Myron, finding the only person in the world who can save a boy's life means cracking open a mystery as dark as it is heartbreaking--a mystery that involves a broken family, a brutal kidnapping spree, and a cat-and-mouse game between an ambitious reporter and the FBI.
Somewhere in the sordid mess is the man who once signed his name to a bone-marrow donor's registry, then disappeared.And as doubts emerge about Jeremy's true paternity, a child vanishes, igniting a chain reaction of truth and revelation that will change everyone's life forever.
At once a riveting mystery and a spellbinding journey into the secrets that haunt families, lovers, and friends, Darkest Fear proves once again that Harlan Coben is a master storyteller like no other--and one of the most original talents in suspense fiction today.

From the Hardcover edition.



About the Author
Harlan Coben is the author of six previous novels: The Final Detail, One False Move, Back Spin, the Edgar Award and Shamus Award-winning Fade Away, Drop Shot, and Deal Breaker, which won an Anthony Award and received an Edgar Award nomination.He lives in New Jersey with his wife, daughter, and two sons.His e-mail address is bolitar@aol.com.Visit his website at www.harlancoben.com."


Praise For Darkest Fear

Harlan Coben and the Myron Bolitar Novels:

"The world needs to discover Harlan Coben.  He's smart, he's funny, and he has something to say."
--Michael Connelly

"In a genre crowded with accidental detectives who seem invented only to lure cat-loving vegetarians and other special-interest readers, Myron Bolitar stands out."
--USA Today

"Don't let Coben's wry observations fool you.  They gift wrap keen insights into our society...."
--The Washington Post Book World

"Poignant and insightful...Myron is gallant, likable and delightfully original."
--Los Angeles Times

"Coben has melded sly humor, sophisticated plotting, and solid storytelling with bizarre yet believable characters."
--Chicago Tribune

"Bottom line: Slam dunk suspense from smart aleck sleuth."
--People Magazine Beach Pick of the Week

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