|Publish Date:||Sep 2011|
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Harlan Coben was born in Newark, New Jersey on January 4, 1962. After graduating from Amherst College as a political science major, he worked in the travel industry in a company owned by his grandfather. He writes the Myron Bolitar series and Mickey Bolitar series. His other works include Gone for Good, The Innocent, The Woods, Hold Tight, Caught, Stay Close, Seconds Away and Six Years. Tell No One was turned into the multiple award-winning 2006 French film Ne le Dis Personne. He is the first author to win the Edgar Award, Shamus Award, and Anthony Award.
Coben is the author of one previous novel, Play Dead (LJ 4/1/90). His new effort is an uneasy stew of contemporary American types: beautiful good girl who is a TV news celebrity; her sister, beautiful bad girl with a heart of gold; handsome basketball star stricken with AIDS; selfless doctor who may have discovered that disease's cure; totally evil contract killer; and hypocritical TV evangelist. These types and others are stirred into a pretty unbelievable story that ranges from New York City to Washington, D.C. to Bang kook and amasses an impressive body count. Despite such drawbacks, Coben keeps the reader's interest by fleshing out the stereotypes a little bit and moving the plot fast enough to overcome the more incredible aspects. A marginal purchase for public libraries.
-A.J. Wright, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham
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