The Match is the riveting second novel in Harlan Coben’s Wilde series, following Make Me. Fans of John Grisham and Lee Child will love this taut, fast-paced thriller about a clever ex-cop turned illegal gambler who must outwit the mobsters he owes money to before they kill him. Ex-New York cop Lucas Davenport was forced into early retirement by a bad back, but that doesn’t mean he can’t take care of himself. So when three wiseguys show up at his home looking for repayment on an old loan, Davenport gives them what they expect—a beatdown. But these aren’t just any thugs; they’re from one of New Jersey’s toughest crime families, and retribution is coming hard and fast. To save his own skin—and maybe even live long enough to see his children again—Davenport knows he has to get rid of the family debt as quickly as possible. He hatches a plan involving underground gambling dens and high-stakes poker games . . . but it’ll require all his skills not only as a player but also as a negotiator and tactician extraordinaire.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for readers who are interested in thrills, mysteries and crime. Fans of John Grisham or Lee Child will enjoy this fast-paced story about an ex-cop turned gambler.
- The Match is a taut, fast-paced thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
- The novel’s clever ex-cop protagonist is intriguing and well drawn.
- Harlan Coben is an immensely talented storyteller who knows how to create suspenseful narratives with complex characters.
- The Match is a boring, slow-paced book.
- The characters are one-dimensional and uninteresting.
- There is no suspense or excitement in this novel.
Learn more about the author
Harlan Coben is the international #1 bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including the Myron Bolitar series and a six-book legal thriller sequence featuring Mickey Haller. His books are published in forty-one languages around the world and have been number one bestsellers in more than twenty countries. He has won the Edgar Award, Shamus Award, Anthony Award, UK Crime Writers’ Association Steel Dagger for Thriller of the Year, and France’s Prix du Roman policier. In 2011 Harlan was awarded with a Grand Master award from The Mystery Writers of America.
“The Match is an edge-of-your-seat thriller with great characters and a fast, furious plot. Harlan Coben at his very best!”
“You will not be able to put this book down. Coben is a master of the thriller genre and he has done it again with The Match.”
“The Match is another great read by Harlan Coben. It’s a taut, fast-paced thriller about a clever ex-cop turned illegal gambler who must outwit the mobsters he owes money to before they kill him.”
“Coben is a genius at creating complex, unpredictable plots and unforgettable characters.”