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Remember back in 2004 when former President Bill Clinton had quadruple-bypass surgery? In his first appearance after his surgery, the 42nd president was photographed holding a copy of Harlan Coben's thriller 'No Second Chance' - a perfect plug for this blockbuster crime fiction writer.
Harlan Coben is the undisputed master of domestic suspense, ingenious plot twists and heart-stopping thrillers, not to mention a veritable publishing sensation: his last four thrillers ('Live Wire,' 'Caught,' 'Long Lost,' 'Hold Tight') debuted instantly at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and he has more than 50 million books in print in 41 languages around the world. Pretty good for a guy who preferred basketball to reading... and didn't try his hand at writing until his senior year in college.
His 'Myron Bolitar' series about an offbeat sport agent and reluctant detective was a popular success, but it was Harlan's stand alone thriller 'Tell No One' that made him a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic; plus the film version starring Kristin Scott Thomas was a smash in France, winning four Cesar Awards. Not only is Harlan famously prolific (he writes two books a year), he was the first author to win all the major awards for mystery writers - the Edgar, the Shamus, and the Anthony Awards.
Now he's back with his 22nd novel, 'Stay Close' - a riveting story about redemption, murder and the dark side of the American dream. No doubt about it, this guy's got game.