Also from The Atlantic July/August 2007 "Paperback Writer"
Coben stopped talking. "Hey, there's Harry right now!" he said, pointing to the TV above the counter. Reid was on CNN. "I won't see him tomorrow in Las Vegas because they're in session." Coben said. "He was actually bummed."Better customer service getting a hotel room than William Shatner can provide.
As it turned out, the friendship still served Coben in Las Vegas. When we arrived at our hotel, the Luxor, the check-in line looked as if it would take 45 minutes. Coben e-mailed Reid's office, and it took a minute for a secretary to call the hotel and arrange for a VIP check-in and a room upgrade."
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