Deal Breaker - Harlan Coben

Deal Breaker

By Harlan Coben

  • Release Date: 2006-07-25
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,027 Ratings


The debut of Myron Bolitar, a hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent and one of the most fascinating and complex heroes in suspense fiction, Deal Breaker is a page-turning classic from Edgar Award–winner and master storyteller Harlan Coben.
“One of the most engaging heroes in mystery fiction.”—Dennis Lehane
Sports agent Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron’s prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend—a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead—the deal starts to go sour. Trying to unravel the truth about a family’s tragedy, a woman’s secret, and a man’s lies, Myron is up against the dark side of his business—where image and talent make you rich, but the truth can get you killed.
“What sets Harlan Coben above the crowd are wit and wicked nonchalance.”—Los Angeles Times


  • Deal Breaker

    By Feeling ferocious fifi
    I enjoyed this mishmash of misdirected chaos so much I couldn’t wait to finish it. The ending was a great tie up of events that we forgot to notice. I bought the whole premise hook, line, and sinker.
  • Ready for another

    By Jas849
    Overall I was a fan of this book including its main characters; my only major complaint would be the writer's continued attempts at humor with the main character. To me it normally fell flat. In addition, some of the comments Myron made to other characters when questioning them were so off-the-wall, to me it was just annoying. Still, I enjoyed its twists and turns and will give this series another go.
  • Love it! Must Read!

    By jefferis648
    I love this series and just love the main character's personality. You'll fall in love with these books.
  • Loved it!

    By QueenieJMJ
    I love love love the Myron Bolitar series! This is the first in the series and one of the best ones. Make sure you make time because you won't be able to put it down!
  • Good characters, labored story

    By Dougyfish
    I can see why they compare this to Parker's Spenser but that only holds true for the characters somewhat and the wisecracking a little. The story doesn't engender the characters to you or inspire any "redemption" which is the hallmark of Parker's writing and plot lines. Too much writing for the story presented.