Thursday, May 21, 2009

Long Lost by Harlan Coben

Myron Bolitar is an ex-pro athlete, and a sports-and-everything-else rep who somehow manages to get caught up in an international terrorist plot when he flies to meet an ex-lover in Paris. Terese, the ex-lover, has a secret past and an ex-husband who gets murdered when his investigative reporter's skills take him where he shouldn't go.
Filled with humor and interesting characters, Long Lost was a quick, entertaining read. The characters of Myron, Win (his best friend), and Esperanza (his business partner), have been with him through several books, the first being Deal Breaker.
As far as language goes, there was profanity but not the worst kind and not as much as I would have expected for a book of this type. There was a lot of talk about sex but not many descriptive details about it, mostly there was joking about it, kind of locker room talk I guess. There was violence as well. I'm having a hard time rating this one but I don't think it quite warrants an R rating. I guess it's a PG-16 for the locker room humor and sex talk.

1 comment:

rohit said...

An enjoyable read Long Lost by Harlan Coben. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and original, this book is going in by "to read" list.