Wednesday, March 21, 2012

January, February, and March is for Myron!

I have a bone to pick with someone. Time is flying, January was here, February and now March is almost over. Wasn't it just the holidays?

Having a bone to pick with someone is something Temperance Brennan might say. Temp, a forensic anthropologist, is Kathy Reich's character in a series of mysteries and the basis for the TV show, Bones.

With the first two editions now buried ( Deja Dead and Death Du Jour ), the next 12 in the series I hope to uncover by the end of 2012. That is if the remaining nine months of the year doesn't go way of February where I only bagged two books, James Patterson's Private Games and Reichs' Death Du Jour

With my quest to read every book ever published, March is for Myron, as in Myron Bolitar, sports agent, lawyer and investigator of Harlen Coben's. Coben mixes in sports in each of Myron's adventures. In Deal Breaker: The First Myron Bolitar Novel , it was basketball, Drop Shot was tennis, back to basketball in Fade Away; and now golf in Back Spin  which I'm currently reading. Myron  a basketball phenom out of college, found his dream shattered with bone crunching knee injury. Nothing to do, so he set out into the world of sports management. Toss in murder investigator and Myron is far from bored and neither is the reader.

No matter what ball it is that bounces, Bolitar along with his "caped" crusader, Windsor "Win" Horne Lockwood III and trusty, sassy, former wrestler now secretary Esperenza, keep the reader juggling in these classic who-done-its. If you're a sports fan, the Myron Bolitar series is highly recommended.

If bouncing, dribbling, lobbing, spinning, putting or shooting a ball isn't in your book bag, pick up Coben's stand alone books: They have the intensity like none other - from the first word to the last!

A few examples of Coben's other books:

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