Myron Bolitar12 books in series
Myron Bolitar had been a promising basketball player whose career was cut short by injury. He went back to college to study law, then opened up MB SportsReps, an agency representing sporting stars and other celebs. It’s fair to say he’s had an eventful love life and over the course of Bolitar’s 11 titles (1995–2016), women come and go from his life. Some come back to haunt him – alive or dead, it doesn’t matter.
But woven into a life that’s externally successful, Myron Bolitar can’t help but get caught up in dramas. Murder, mystery, crime, sex and glamour are inevitable when you’re mixing with celebrities awash with cash, dodgy connections and time on their hands. And it always seems to be left to Myron, with the help of his friends – billionaire Windsor 'Win' Horne Lockwood III and ex-professional wrestler Esperanza Diaz – to solve. These thriller listens are pure escapism, with lashings of exotic travel, glitzy charity events, luxury living and, of course, mysteries to solve.
Narrators Tim Machin and Steven Webber share microphone duties over the Myron Bolitar series. Both carry the thrillers at the perfect pace and tone. They lend the stories room to breathe but satisfy your yearning to hear how Bolitar and co emerge from their latest predicament.
Writer Harlan Coben has his name on the cover of no fewer than 32 novels dating back to his first, the thriller Play Dead in 1990. As well as the 11 Myron Bolitar titles, there are three spin-off Mickey Bolitar titles and 18 stand-alone novels, for which he’s won multiple awards. He’s had several stories made into TV series and movies, including Tell No One (a movie produced by Luc Besson), The Five (Sky1) and Safe (Netflix). This master of the thriller just keeps on thrilling.