Monday, June 14, 2010
Fade Away by Harlan Coben, Read by Jonathan Marosz
I didn't blog about it, but I know I liked Coben's Tell No One, which was on the Illinois Abe Lincoln Book Award list a few years ago. I picked up this audiobook at the Casey Public Library and wasn't disappointed. In fact, I was reminded of Dick Francis and his great horse jockey character Sid Halley. Coben's created Myron Bolitar, a basketball has been who is now a sports agent. He's called back to star on a pro basketball team to find out what's happened to a missing teammate. Even though Myron hasn't played "real" ball in years because of his bum knee, he's able to infiltrate the team as the new scrub. Myron has a long history with the missing teammate (like, um, sleeping with his fiancée years ago) and the mystery delves deeper into gambling, the mob, and even a wild conspiracy group from the 1970s. Coben writes an awesome mystery! Love his snarkiness.