October 28, 2012
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Deal Breaker

Deal Breaker
Harlan Coben

Drood likes Coben a lot, and Drood knows mysteries. I find this series premier a full-fisted tribute to Robert Parker, whose Spenser mysteries started out as full-fisted tributes to Chandler. Myron Bolitar is a sports agent, his first big client has a missing fiancee, an ad appears in an obscure pornographic magazine, and we're off to the races. It's derivative fun, but it's fun nonetheless.