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Could the two deaths be connected? Harlan was born in Newark, New Jersey. And by the way, this review provides considerable bang for the buck, as it treats 15 books in one review. Jessica doesn’t believe this. The plot turns and twists enough to keep you guessing. It doesn’t graphically describe sex, but it rather graphically describes porn. Culver, her pathologist father, was just killed by a mugger and Jessica thinks this might be connected to Kathy’s vanishing.

He added a lot of witty sarcasm and kept this from being a humdrum story. Browse all BookRags Study Guides. This was a quick read paced with drama, black belt jujitsu, and sarcastic wit. I met Harlan Coben at an author event at the county library and he’s very lively and funny. I found it funny reading about the young and talented A comment on one of my progress reviews from one of my friends sums up this book nicely “I love Myron! Only so much one man can do. What I should have realized sooner is that modern sports can offer a great backdrop for a gritty mystery.

Sports agent Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big time.

I loved the dry humour of the lead character, Myron Bolitar, who with his sidekick, Will, could get jobs as stand up comedians no problem. Instead Myron got a law degree and became a sports representative. To ask other readers questions about Deal Breakerplease sign up. Oct 20, Pages. I’d die to possess the wit Coben so effortlessly brezker.


Myron Bolitar is admirable as our ex-pro basketball player turned investigator. I mean, I like teams of sweaty men in skimpy uniforms as much as the next girl, but a sports agent just sounded smarmy and, well, kind of dull. Books by Harlan Coben.

Glad I started this series and I will definitely be reading more. Jan 04, Terry rated it really liked it Shelves: I first heard of Harlan Coben three years ago. I enjoyed the book as well as the flashback to the ‘s. Jul 25, Minutes Buy. Kathy was the brea,er sister of Myron’s former girlfriend, Jessica Culver, hence the connection between Myron and Christian. I look forward to reading more books in this series!

New Member 2 27 Feb 07, I guess I should google it. Synopxis, the fact that it was hilarious helped a lot, too! Feb 13, Sam rated it really liked it.

The Nature of Things: Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben: A review

I am a big Harlan Coben fan and had heard great things about his Myron Bolitar series. I can’t wait for more Myron and Win!

Also by Harlan Coben. Coben is the master of the deaal mot, the wizard of the wisecrack. Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. The two of them killed me! I figured Myron would always be tripping over dead baseball players killed by pitching machines or discovering the bodies of basketball players hanging from rims.


So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron’s prized client. He’s a master of martial arts and clandestine activities. We do get to meet a regular in the series, Myron’s assistant Esperanza – a Latin fireball who used to wrestle under the moniker ‘Little Pocahontas’.

Another irritant in the book is Myron’s constant gushing about how beautiful his ex-girlfriend Jessica is. Myron is a sports agent and Will is an economist and together they are, as synopiss as is sounds, remarkably proficient sleuths. It doesn’t graphically describe sex, but it rather graphically describes porn.

She was strong and smart and determined, but there we too many ” beautiful ” references – I was like, ok, I get it already!! Crusher by Neil Leonard.

Deal Breaker

You can follow my reviews at https: It is an easy, fun and entertaining book. Hardcoverpages. Myron Bolitar, who had been drafted in the Celtics’ first round, only to blow out a knee in a preseason game, has a medley of quirks.