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Long Lost

A book by Harlan Coben

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Welcome Back Myron!

  • Mar 31, 2009
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It's been ten years since Myron Bolitar has heard from his old flame, Terese Collins. She has become a suspect in her ex-husband's murder in Paris and pleads for Myron's help. After arriving in Paris, Myron finds out troubling information about Terese's past and the death of her daughter. Myron begins digging around for answers and discovers evidence that might prove Terese's daughter is still alive. With the help of the ever faithful Win, Myron embarks on an international search for answers to the mystery behind Terese's past. What they discover is more frightening then anything they could have imagined.

In Long Lost Harlan Coben sets out to satisfy the masses with his first Myron Bolitar novel in three years. Not only does he satisfy, but he gives his faithful fans what may be his most enticing thriller to date. What makes the Bolitar novels so addicting is the strong and quirky characters and of course they are all back in wondrous fashion. Myron himself is as endearing as ever with his unyielding desire to help those he loves. Coben would be shunned by his rabid fans if he didn't give us a healthy dose of Windsor Lockwood III. Never fear. Win is back and just as psychotic and engaging as ever. Esperanza is as sassy as always bringing some welcome moments of humor and tenderness throughout.

Coben has long established himself as a master of the first person narrative and I don't think anyone writing in the genre today compares. I love how Coben takes these characters that are so familiar and raises the stakes by placing them in a horrific conflict with global implications. This is a far cry from Myron's mystery solving sports agent days, yet despite the raised stakes we still find the same old Myron and Win we fell in love with years ago.

In the end we are left with a truly terrifying conclusion that may surprise readers, but nevertheless fits the plot that Coben has so masterfully constructed. Harlan Coben consistently keeps me in awe with each new installment and Long Lost is certainly no exception. Even if you have never read a Myron Bolitar novel, Coben gives just enough background to keep you out of the dark. Pull up a chair and sit tight because you won't be going anywhere once you begin.

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review by . November 13, 2009
This is best-selling author Harlan Coben's sixteenth book, another exciting Myron Bolitar thriller, with all of his helpers, his best pal, the strange gun-toting Win, his agency partner and aid in his all-too-frequent escapades Esperanza, and her ex-wrestling side-kick Big Cyndi.     Myron has to deal with French and American police, the CIA, Mossad and Al Qaeda, as well as Terese Collins, his ex girl friend from a torrid affair of ten years past, who begs him to fly to France …
review by . May 27, 2009
Authors who have a long running character can, at times, produce a novel that is viewed as less than stellar. Some of those authors can be criticized for phoning in their latest novel. Or the characters become tired and boring. Or the plots could be seen as less than optimal. Frankly, this happens to a lot of authors over the course of a series of novels. This cannot be said of Harlan Coben or his character Myron Bolitar. Back in his ninth novel, Long Lost, Myron Bolitar, Harlan Coben's sports and …
review by . July 04, 2009
I absolutely love the Myron Bolitar character in Harlan Coben's novels. Wise-cracking, able to take care of himself, surrounded by an eclectic but useful cast... When Long Lost was released, I immediately added it to my library hold list, and it finally came in. While I enjoyed the read, it didn't quite measure up to prior episodes in the Bolitar story. I think it was due to the plot being rather opaque for long periods of time, and I had trouble getting to the point where I actually cared about …
review by . June 12, 2009
Myron Bolitar returns in a dark and disturbing tale that is as much social commentary as it is a mystery. The last time Myron Bolitar was with Terese Collins was nearly ten years ago on a tropical island. She might have been the one for him and then she disappeared. Now, all this time later and out of the blue she calls and asks him to drop everything and join her in Paris. There is something more to her request than she is letting on, but Milton isn't just going to jump on a plane for her. Too …
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben’s blistering new Myron Bolitar thriller takes Myron—and his millions of fans—where they have never gone before

Myron Bolitar hasn’t heard from Terese Collins since their torrid affair ended ten years ago, so her desperate phone call from Paris catches him completely off guard. In a shattering admission, Terese reveals the tragic story behind her disappearance—her struggles to get pregnant, the greatest moment of her life when her baby was born…and the fatal accident that robbed her of it all: her marriage, her happiness and her beloved only daughter.

Now a suspect in the murder of her ex-husband in Paris, Terese has nowhere else to turn for help. Myron heeds the call. But then a startling piece of evidence turns the entire case upside down, laying bare Terese’s long-buried family secrets…and the very real possibility that her daughter may still be alive.

In grave danger from unknown assailants in a country where nothing is as it seems, Myron and Terese race to stay a step ahead of Homeland Security, Interpol, and Mossad. Soon they are working at breakneck pace, not only to learn what really happened to Terese’s long-lost little girl— but to uncover a sinister plot with shocking global implications.

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ISBN-10: 0525951059
ISBN-13: 978-0525951056
Author: Harlan Coben
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Dutton Adult (March 31, 2009)
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