The Match is the explosive new thriller from Harlan Coben, the New York Times bestselling author of Fool Me Once and Home. Myron Bolitar is a sports agent who can’t let go of his past – specifically, the fact that he was instrumental in exposing match-fixing in professional tennis. A few weeks ago Dean at All Tech seemed like just another client looking to retire on a high note. But now it seems like avoiding retirement might be tougher than anyone realized: Dean has been murdered, and since Myron represented him there’s plenty of potential suspects – including old rivals, jilted lovers, cashed-out investors desperate for one final score . . . Myron’s own instincts tell him that everything isn’t as it seems. With help from friends Win and Esperanza he starts digging deep into All Tech’s finances and discovers something everyone else missed: billions in hidden assets (which could include offshore accounts) have vanished without a trace during Dean’s tenure as CEO. Suddenly Myron knows where to find leverage against some very powerful people indeed – but what price will he pay for playing The Match?
For who is this book for ?
This book is for mystery and thriller lovers who are looking for a suspenseful read. It is the second book in a series by Harlan Coben, and it follows protagonist Myron Bolitar as he investigates the murder of his former client Dean. With plenty of suspects to choose from, Myron must use all his skills to uncover the truth behind what happened.
- Harlan Coben is a master at creating suspenseful thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seat
- The Match features an intriguing mystery with plenty of suspects to keep you guessing
- Myron Bolitar is a likable and relatable protagonist who makes for an engaging narrator
- The Match is predictable and lacks the suspense or mystery that Coben usually writes.
- The characters are flat and one dimensional, not well developed at all.
- It feels rushed, as if Coben had to churn this out quickly to capitalize on the success of his previous book.
Learn more about the author
Harlan Coben is the author of thirty novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Tell No One and Myron Bolitar series. He has won the Edgar Award, Shamus Award, Anthony Award,Keeper’s Prize for outstanding mystery fiction, and RT Book Reviews Career Achievement award. His books have been translated into more than forty languages.
“Harlan Coben never fails to deliver a good read and this one is no exception. The Match kept me riveted from start to finish.”
“The suspense never lets up in this riveting thriller. Coben expertly draws readers into the mystery, revealing hidden layers as he goes.”
“The Match by Harlan Coben is an edge of your seat thriller. Once I picked it up, I could not put it down! The mystery kept me guessing until the very end.”
“I love Myron Bolitar! If you’re a fan of the SportzAgent series, then this one is definitely for you. Harlan Coben’s writing style sucks you right in and doesn’t let go until the very end.”