Harlan Coben first made his bones as a mystery writer with his series featuring sports agent/detective Myron Bolitar, a lovable rogue and beloved character. But it wasn't until Coben started writing high-concept, stand-alone thrillers that he started dominating the bestseller lists.
With his latest, Long Lost, Coben combines the two elements into one pleasing whole, sending Bolitar plunging headfirst into a whirlwind story of international intrigue. When an old girlfriend calls from Paris, asking for his help, Bolitar jumps on the next plane and finds himself neck-deep in a conspiracy involving terrorists, Homeland Security and other assorted baddies.
Coben is one of the best authors around at writing page-turning suspense, as Long Lost makes clear. He has a knack for hooking readers right away and holding their interest as they zoom through his plots. Long Lost does require a healthy suspension of disbelief, but it's worth it.
From the Chicago Sun-Times, May 3, 2009