3/series. Myron Bolitar, sports agent, is in one of his lesser favorite worlds, that of tennis. He's here to see Duane Richwood, his newly-signed client, beat the pants off his opponent in the U. S. Open. As the match ends, outside in the Food Court, Valerie Simpson, once headed towards tennis super-stardom, is shot. Myron had not returned Valerie's calls. Now, consumed with guilt and a need to do something, Bolitar will - against his sidekick Win's advice, plus the blunt counsel of his gorgeous, petite assistant, Esperanza (AKA Little Pocahontas, a female wrestler) - find out who and why Valerie was killed. Well, do you want spoilers? I thought not. With Coben's usual flair, Myron's endless wisecracking, and an intricate plot that will keep you guessing right to the end...this is your series. A 5.