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With more than seventy million books in print worldwide, Harlan Coben is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of thirty novels, including the Myron Bolitar series and a series aimed at young adults featuring Myron's newphew, Mickey Bolitar. His books are published in forty-three languages around the globe and have been number one bestsellers in more than a dozen countries. The winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony Awards, he lives in New Jersey.

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After a six-year hiatus, it's good to herald the return of Myron Bolitar, the former Boston Celtics basketball star who became a sports agent and crime solver in Coben's sprightly, exciting series. Even better, it's great fun to hear Coben himself performing this excellent audio version. As a reader, Coben has a quality best summed up by the Yiddish word hamishe (homelike, in its weaker translation). He may not be Laurence Olivier, but he sure knows how to make believers of his listeners. When Bolitar talks about going back to live with his parents in New Jersey, Coben catches the basic boyishness of his aging hero and the impact such a move has on Myron's love life. Of course, the world has gotten a lot more complicated: Bolitar's ladyfriend lost her husband on September 11. When he offers to help her teenage daughter, he quickly finds himself involved in some very dangerous adventures. With fading sports stars behaving badly in real life, it's a great pleasure to see that Bolitar has found ways to survive honorably. Simultaneous release with the Dutton hardcover (Reviews, Mar. 6). (May) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

A promise made on a whim comes back to haunt sports and entertainment agent Myron Bolitar. Worrying about two neighborhood girls riding with drunk drivers, Myron vows to help them anytime and anywhere as long as they call. Keeping his word a few nights later, he drops off one of the young girls in a suburban neighborhood, and she promptly vanishes. Her angry parents question his motives, and eventually so do the police. Myron swears to the missing girl's mother that he will find her daughter, even if she doesn't want to be found. The return of reluctant hero Myron (Darkest Fear) after a six-year absence will be applauded by his fans and enjoyed by newcomers. Abandoning the expected thriller elements, Coben has written a compelling drama that examines the power of honesty and determination to do the right thing. This should be shortlisted for major awards. Promise to read it. For all fiction collections.-Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Praise for Promise Me

"Shows off the best of Mr. Coben's plotting skills...an intricate, satisfying book."-*The New York Times

"The reappearance of Myron Bolitar is welcome, indeed....This book has [page turning suspense] in spades."-Chicago Sun-Times

"Skillful pacing and truly surprising turns of plot."-Entertainment Weekly

"Coben hits the ground running with the compelling Promise Me."-South Florida Sun-Sentinel

"It's a blast."-San Jose Mercury News

"Supersuspense maestro Coben has again given us an addictive page-turner with plenty of twists, turns, plots, and subplots."-Forbes

"A hard-edged plot with yet more strands of suburban desperation...After finishing Promise Me, you realize that all the clues to the twists were evident, but you still didn't see it coming."-The Philadelphia Inquirer

"A deftly written, well-plotted exploration of the tender underbelly of life in the New Jersey suburbs, where all is not as it seems."-The Columbus Dispatch


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