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The Innocent

by Harlan Coben

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    Apr 2006, 528 pages


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Harlan Coben was born in Newark, New Jersey. After graduating from Amherst College as a political science major, he worked in the travel industry. He has won each of the three big mystery awards - the Edgar, the Agatha, and the Shamus.  He now lives in New Jersey with his wife, Anne Armstrong-Coben MD, medical director of Covenant House in Newark, and their four children.

He is the author of 8 mystery/thrillers about sports agent Myron Bolitar, and a number of standalone novels:

Myron Bolitar Thrillers
Deal Breakerer (1995)
Drop Shot (1996)
Fade Away (1996)
Back Spin (1997)
One False Move (1998)
The Final Detail (1999)
Darkest Fear (2000)
Promise Me (2006)

Play Dead (1990)
Miracle Cure (1991)
Tell No One (2001)
Gone For Good (2002)
No Second Chance (2003)
Just One Look (2004)
The Innocent (2005)

Coben says that he wrote Play Dead (romantic suspense) and Miracle Cure (a medical thriller) in his early to mid-twenties. They are currently out of print but he has the rights to them and might re-release them one day.

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