All that is about to change...because of a promise.
The school year is almost over. Anxious families await word of college acceptances. In these last pressure-cooker months of high school, some kids will make the all-too- common and all-too-dangerous mistake of drinking and driving. But Myron is determined to help keep his friends children safe, and so he makes two neighborhood girls promise him: If they are ever in a bind but are afraid to call their parents, they must call him.
Several nights later, the call comes at 2:00 am, and true to his word, Myron picks up one of the girls in midtown Manhattan and drives her to a quiet cul-de-sac in New Jersey where she says her friend lives.
The next day, the girls parents discover that their daughter is missing. And that Myron was the last person to see her. Desperate to fulfill a well-intentioned promise turned nightmarishly wrong, Myron races to find her before shes gone forever. But his past will not be buried so easily - for trouble has always stalked him, and his loved ones often suffer. Now Myron must decide once and for all who he is and what he will stand up for if he is to have any hope of saving a young girls life....Continua
It has been six years since Myron Bolitar, the former Boston Celtics basketball star who became a sports/entertainment agent and crime solver, last played superhero. During a "coming out" party to celebrate Myron's new relationship with freelance writer and 9/11 widow Ali Wilder, he overhears a conversation in his basement between Wilder's daughter, Erin, and Aimee Biel, both students at Livingston High School. Myron makes the girls promise him that if they're ever in need of a ride they will call him, regardless of the time or place and no questions asked to protect the girls from the potentially dangerious situation of accepting a ride with wasted friends. Several nights later, Aimee phones him from midtown Manhattan at two o'clock in the morning an ask him to drives her to Aimee's girlfriend's house in suburban New Jersey. The next day that Aimee has gone missing. The police connects Aimee's disappearance to another Livingston High School student Katie Rochester's missing three months ago by both of them withdrew cash from same ATM before disappearing. With Myron's credit-card slips and EZ-Pass records, he becomes the suspect for he was the last person to see her. Vowing to find Aimee, Myron investigates her personal history, her boyfriend Randy Wolf, her faverate teachers Harry Davis and Drew Van Dyne. Myron even visited Dr. Edna Skylar who claimed seen Katie Rochester in NY with a man. Used ATM to withdrewing money had suggested that both missing girls didn't look like kidnapped but runaway. Myron's investegation has uncovered the dirty little secrets - secrets that could destroy more than a few Livingston families and someone's carerrs?...Continua
Perhaps it is that is has been so long since Coben wrote a Myron Bolitar novel, or perhaps it is a combination of plot twists and turns, or just that I am comfortable with the characters and would like to have many as friends. Whatever, I just know that it was the best read I had in a while....Continua