Bolitar is a fictional character in Harlan Coben’s series of thrillers. The protagonist in the series is a formerly well-known basketball player and he is the owner of the MB SportsReps, an agency that representing sports celebrities and stars. Myron Bolitar is 6 feet tall and he’s considered handsome by most women.
Order of Myron Bolitar Series
|5||One False Move||1998|
|6||The Final Detail||1999|
The 2 regular supporting characters in the series are his 2 best friends, Windsor Horne Lockwood (mostly referred to as “Win”) and his MB Reps` assistant, Esperanza Diaz. Win is a philandering and eccentric billionaire who often gets involved in Bolitar’s cases. Myron and Win have studied taekwondo in the Korean dojo, even though it’s clear in the storyline that Windsor is more advanced. Bolitar is portrayed as being a very good agent for all his clients, taking good care of their wants and needs while being careful not to exploit them like other bigger agencies. Bolitar also helps his customers in times of need.
Myron’s longest known relationship in the series was with Jessica Culver until when he was dumped and she decided to walk out of his life. The first novel in the series is Deal Breaker. The book brings the ex-lovers head-on after having not seen each other for 4 years. It’s clear in the novel’s storyline that Bolitar still harbors some feelings for Jessica Culver, to the disgust of Diaz Esperanza, who hates Jessica for the way that she treats Myron. They start seeing one other but they break up again in the book One False Move, when Bolitar almost cheats again on her with Brenda. It is later also revealed in the book that Jessica Culver had also cheated on Bolitar with Doug.
Other prominent girlfriends that are mentioned in the series are Emily Downing, Terese Collins and Ali Wilder.
MYRON BOLITAR AWARDS
Harlan Coben’s novels have earned him several awards. Harlan Coben has won a Shamus Award, an Anthony Award and an Edgar Award. He is also the first author to have received all 3 awards.
BEST MYRON BOLITAR BOOKS
These are the 2 best books in the Myron Bolitar. The first novel in the series, The Deal Breaker is undoubtedly one of the best novels in the series. Sports agent Myron is poised on edge of a big time. So is Myron’s prized client and a rookie quarterback, Christian Steele. However, when Christian Steele gets a call from an ex-girlfriend, a woman that every person, including the police officers believes is dead, the deal starts going sour. Attempting to unravel the whole truth about the family’s tragedy, Myron Bolitar is against the dark sides of his businesses where talent and image make you rich. However, the truth can actually get you killed.
In books that crackle with suspense and wit, Harlan Coben has managed to create one of the most complex and fascinating heroes in suspense fictional books. Myron Bolitar is a hotheaded and tenderhearted agent who grows more unpredictable and engaging with every page-turning appearance.
Another incredible novel in the series is Fade Away. This murder mystery book revolves around Myron, Greg Downing (the missing star player of Dragons basketball team, Win (Bolitar’s best friend), Carla (a woman who’s found dead) and Clip Arnstein.
Myron Bolitar is hired by Clip so as to help in resolving a murder mystery that involves Greg who has gone missing. Clip Arnstein realizes that there’s no member of the team who seems very eager to talk to the outsiders about it. Greg Dawning is considered as being crazy by the other team members and his disappearance is dismissed casually at first. However, Greg Dawning has been missing for too long and with the playoffs approaching, Clip Arnstein is ill about it. After being convinced that Greg Dawning’s team mates have some information about the disappearance and they would easily share the information with an insider, Clip Arnstein brings in Myron Bolitar to play for the Dragons, then earn the team’s trust and finally find Greg.
Myron and Clip share a bit of history. Earlier in the book, Clip had Myron Bolitar in his plans to play for Boston Celtics in the first round. However, this never materialized since Myron Bolitar broke his knee in the exhibition game. This meant that he wouldn’t ever play again.
OTHER BOOK SERIES YOU MAY LIKE
In case you love the Myron Bolitar series, then you’ll certainly love the “Alex Cross” series by James Patterson. Dr. Alex Cross is an expert in the forensic psychology, who was originally working for Washington DC police sector and later as a senior FBI agent. You might also like “Will Robie” series by David Baldacci. In the series, America has lots of enemies; ruthless people who the police, the military and even the FBI can’t stop. In order to combat them, the government calls Will Robie to take charge of the situation.