Re: RARA-AVIS: philadelphia

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 08 Feb 2002

I read one book in this series because so many people talk it up, but I was put off by the psychotic buddie that helped the protagonist by beating up the problem. Sort of more violent than the typical story line I object to in Parker, but without the whiff of racism (and no Susan! and no gourmet cooking!).
    Otherwise, I liked the book. The premise is adaptable, and it's realistic from what I know of the sports agent business. The writing was competent.
    I think I'll try this one for the setting and see if I just picked a bad one in the series for my first and last. Thanks for the tip, Mark.

Joy, who notes New Jersey also serves to connect Philly and the Shore

> I forgot that Harlan Coben's Myron Bolitar lives in New Jersey which
> serves to connect NYC and Philadelphia. Coben's Back Spin takes place
> in and around Philadelphia.
> Mark

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