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Home, Harlan Coben

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Home
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Harlan Coben
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eng
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A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For ten years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation for the day that has finally, miraculously arrived: Myron Bolitar and his friend Win believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager. Where has he been for ten years, and what does he know about the day, more than half a life ago, when he was taken? And most critically: what can he tell Myron and Win about the fate of his missing friend? Drawing on his singular talent, Harlan Coben delivers an explosive and deeply moving thriller about friendship, family, and the meaning of home
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  • It’s been awhile since we’ve seen Myron Bolitar in his own story (Live Wire, 2011), though he’s continued to appear in Coben’s YA series featuring Bolitar’s nephew. Technically, this isn’t really Myron’s story; he’s here helping out his mysterious and rakish best friend, Win, whose young nephew, Rhys, was kidnapped 10 years ago, along with a neighbor boy. Win has been determined to bring the boys home ever since. When he gets a strange message telling him that the boys have been spotted in London, Win enlists Myron to get to the bottom of things. But nothing is as it seems; things get quite grisly; and there are plenty of red herrings along the way to the neat (too neat?) conclusion. Series fans will be happy to see Myron, Win, Esperanza, and other recurring characters, but those new to the Bolitar books may find their interplay distracting from the action. Still, given the size of Coben’s audience, this one is sure to be popular.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: With five years since the last Bolitar novel, expect holds. -- Vnuk, Rebecca (Reviewed 9/1/2016) (Booklist, vol 113, number 1, p56)
  • Edgar-winner Coben's action-packed 11th thriller featuring sports agent Myron Bolitar (after 2011's Live Wire) blends family drama with a twisty plot. Six-year-old Patrick Moore and his classmate Rhys Baldwin are abducted from Rhys's New Jersey home in the middle of the day by two men who leave the Baldwins' Finnish au pair tied up in the basement. After a ransom is dropped off but not retrieved, the parents of Patrick and Rhys spend a decade without any leads as to their children's whereabouts, until Win Lockwood, Rhys's first cousin once removed, gets a tip that takes him to London, where he sees someone resembling Patrick being roughed up by three toughs. Win, whose dapper attire conceals the skills of a trained assassin, dispatches the assailants with ease, but he loses track of the teenager. Myron, Win's best friend, agrees to help him in his search, which ultimately ends with a reveal that few, if any, will anticipate. This page-turner is sure to please Coben's many fans. 5-city author tour. Agent: Lisa Erbach Vance, Aaron Priest Literary Agency. (Sept.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 08/01/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 31, p)
  • Ten years after a pair of 6-year-olds vanish from a suburban New Jersey home, one of them is spotted in London. But what about the other?Following an unlikely tip, Windsor Horne Lockwood III spots a boy he’s sure is his missing cousin Rhys Baldwin’s friend Patrick Moore working a rough-trade corner of London’s King’s Cross Station. Their potential reunion is disrupted by a trio of menacing toughs, and by the time Win looks up, the boy has taken off. But Win, whose stacks of old money have still left him powerless to track down Patrick and Rhys for a decade, isn’t about to give up now. He phones an old buddy back in the U.S., sports agent–turned-detective Myron Bolitar (Live Wire, 2011), yanks him away from his fiancee, Terese Collins, once more, and jets him to London. Their inquiries lead the pair to a gamer called Fat Gandhi, who demands 100,000 pounds for each of the boys—a discount price, considering that the million-dollar ransom Rhys’ father, hedge fund manager Chick Baldwin, dropped off 10 years ago led nowhere. Following an unexpectedly crooked road, Myron and Win eventually flush out Patrick again, and his now-divorced parents instantly spirit him back home. Their rejoicing is muted, though, by the continued absence of Rhys, which Chick and his wife, Brooke, feel all the more keenly because the Moores erect a protective wall of silence around Patrick. Even when Myron’s nephew Mickey and his goth girlfriend, Ema Wyatt, figure out a way to get him to open up, he has nothing to add to the Finnish au pair’s tale of the kidnapping. Is it possible the rescued boy isn’t even Patrick?Coben, who normally has few rivals at keeping the pot boiling (Fool Me Once, 2016, etc.), this time settles for a simmer until unleashing his trademark twists late in the proceedings. This one is for fans with even more patience than the parents of those kidnapped boys.(Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 1900)
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10524500
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YDXCP
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1962-
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Coben, Harlan
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O225
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H66 2016
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novels
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True
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Myron Bolitar novel
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0011
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  • Bolitar, Myron
  • Bolitar, Myron
  • Sports agents
  • Missing children
  • Kidnapping
  • Missing children
  • Sports agents
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Home, Harlan Coben
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http://www.harlancoben.com/
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ocn944380318
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9780525955108
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2015298734
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)944380318
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Home, Harlan Coben
Link
http://www.harlancoben.com/
Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn944380318
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9780525955108
Lccn
2015298734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)944380318

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