DEAL BREAKER, by Harlan Coben

1/series. If you're looking for a great author with a finely-tuned sense of the absurd, tight-as-a-new-boot plots, and sidekicks worthy of Oscars, Harlan Coben is your guy. And Myron Bolitar, 6'6" ex-basketball superstar, mensch, and sports agent is a lead character to love. Myron's new client, Christian Steele, an engaging, humble, photogenic quarterback just breaking in to the big time, is beset by problems, chief among them the disappearance the year before of his fiancee. Myron, a hands-on agent who gets involved in his clients' lives like a substitute father, copes with sleazy team owners, even sleazier porn mag publishers, a stunningly gorgeous ex-girlfriend, and Esperanza, ex-wrestler and business associate who pulls no punches. And then there's Win, once Mryon's FBI sidekick, now gone a bit over the edge. By now, this series has nearly a dozen books and a devoted following; join the throng and enjoy. It's a 5.