Win By Harlan Coben is Another excellent book by this author. “Win” is Harlan Coben’s first effort to give Myron Bolitar’s guardian angel and buddy, Windsor Horne Lockwood III, his own story and maybe his own series. Two cases have vexed the FBI for quite a long time. One an act of domestic terrorism in the 70’s by a group known as the Jane Street Six, and another, an abduction of his cousin, Patricia Lockwood. Along with that the burglary of two irreplaceable costly paintings more than twenty years prior. When an elderly recluse is discovered dead in an Upper West Side penthouse. Win should utilize his almost limitless resources with his sharp senses to integrate these two events.
Those who read and find reading pleasant. They have their number one writers and characters whom they strictly follow for varying reasons. As far as I might be concerned, throughout the long term I have completely loved the Myron Bolitar series. I really liked the dynamics among Myron and his closest friends and guardian angel “Win”. Windor Lockwood or Win is incredibly rich, and who has a definite sense of individual justice that large numbers of us can cheer. Win may not be relatable to a few however his feeling of loyalty to his companions and use of violence to right wrongs gives him an A+ on the scale of likeability.
The Book is written in first person through Win’s eyes which might be difficult to endure for certain readers. However for me, more surprising was finding that Win is a much better character as a number two to Myron than as a number one protagonist conveying a whole story. Interesting how his jokes, input, and violence are often right on in the Bolitar books however are fairly lacking in his first independent novel. Moreover, that might be because of an excess of his super-rich way of thinking without a counterbalancing Myron Bolitar.
I really like Coban’s writing and I will keep on reading anything with the entrancing characters like Win and Myron. Even after couple of short comings of Win’s first novel. Genuine fans of the Bolitar series should discover “Win By Harlan Coben” to be an interesting read.
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