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The Innocent (Book - Harlan Coben) Matt Hunter, the ordinary-guy hero of Harlan Coben's busy new thriller, takes a phone call from his pregnant wife, Olivia, on his new videophone —...The Innocent (Book - Harlan Coben)Mystery and Thriller, Fiction Matt Hunter, the ordinary-guy hero of Harlan Coben's busy new thriller, takes a phone call from his pregnant wife, Olivia, on his new videophone —...2005-04-25E.P. Dutton
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The Innocent (Book - Harlan Coben)

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Fiction; Author: Harlan Coben; Publisher: E.P. Dutton

Matt Hunter, the ordinary-guy hero of Harlan Coben’s busy new thriller, takes a phone call from his pregnant wife, Olivia, on his new videophone — and sees her in a platinum blond wig reclining on a bed with another man. Did Olivia place the call? If not, who did? And why? Meanwhile, homicide investigator Loren Muse looks into the mysterious death of a 62-year-old nun whose breast implants (discovered while the Mother Superior was giving her chest compressions) suggest she may have led a less-than-virtuous life. These two story lines — and multiple, sleazy subplots — grow sinister and begin to intertwine. The juicy The Innocent sprints along right up until Coben’s preposterous, sentimental fiasco of a finale.