- Harlan Coben's first series character is Myron Bolitar. He is a sports agent who ends up solving mysteries in order to help his clients. Myron has a great wit that will make you laugh. Coben's newer books are stand alone titles. They are edge of your seat, intense thrillers that make you wonder what you would do.
- Lee Child's Jack Reacher character is an ex- military man who hitchhikes throughout the United States with only a toothbrush and an a.t.m. card