Author: Harlan Coben
Title: Deal Breaker
Comment: This is the first in the Myron Bolitar series. Having read one of the newer books I went back and bought all of the previous novels. Bolitar is a sports agent (and former potential basketball star) who also investigates crimes involving his clients. He also has several sidekicks to assist him in these investigations. A lot of this is fairly unbelievable so really does need to be taken at face value and I think Coben has written the books with this approach.
This novels plot is: "Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback is Myron's prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend, a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead, the deal starts to go sour."