I had the chance during this holiday break to continue Harlan Coben’s Myron Bolitar Series with Darkest Fear.
This installment is unique in that a major player from a previous novel makes a return appearance – and the main storyline has little to nothing to do with sports. The conclusion is one of the best yet – but the overall narrative is a bit difficult to follow at times. I am enjoying Bolitar’s inner struggle with the age-old question – does the end always justify the means.
Here is how I rank all of his books thus far…
- Fade Away (1996): The New Jersey Dragons and Unrealized Dreams
- One False Move (1998): The New York Dolphins and Old Mentors
- Back Spin (1997): The PGA US Open and Mysterious Kidnappings
- The Final Detail (1999): The New York Yankees and Failed Drug Tests
- Darkest Fear (2000): Paternity Suits and Plagiarism
- Drop Shot (1996): The ATP US Open and Gang Violence
- Deal Breaker (1995): The New York Titans and Magazine Advertisements
- Play Dead (1990): The Boston Celtics and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
- Miracle Cure (1991): The New York Knicks and HIV
I plan to read Tell No One at some point earlier this year. Anyone read it already? If so, what did you think?