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ISBN13: 9780525952060
ISBN10: 0525952063
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Publisher Comments:

The #1 New York Times-bestseller Harlan Coben returns, with a Myron Bolitar thriller unlike any other.

Harlan Coben has risen to the top of bestseller lists worldwide, attracting voracious audiences for his peerless novels of domestic suspense as well as those featuring his fan-favorite sports agent, Myron Bolitar. Now, in Live Wire, he offers a knock-your-socks- off novel that will electrify all his fans: Myron's family takes center stage.

Myron Bolitar has always dreamed about the voluptuous femme fatale walking into his office and asking for help. The woman standing in his doorway has killer curves, all right: She's eight months pregnant, which kind of ruins the fantasy. Former tennis star Suzze T and her rock star husband, Lex, are both clients, and over the years Myron has negotiated his share of contracts for the power pair. But now Lex has disappeared and a very pregnant Suzze is in tears, fearing the online rumors questioning the baby's paternity have driven away the man she swears is the child's father.

For Myron, questions of fatherhood couldn't hit closer to home, as his dad, Al, clings to life, and the brother who abandoned the family years ago resurfaces — with danger following close behind. Myron is soon forced to confront deep secrets in Suzze's past, his family's mortality — and before Live Wire is over, his own.

Review:

"Edgar-winner Coben's 10th Myron Bolitar novel (after Long Lost) is a perfect 10: providing readers with new information about the past of the former athlete turned agent and owner of MB Reps; a satisfyingly complex mystery; and the always entertaining, sometimes shocking exploits of Bolitar's partner and friend, Windsor Horne Lockwood III (aka Win). Suzze Tervantino, a former tennis prodigy and one of Bolitar's first clients, visits his New York office and shows him a Facebook posting that suggests that her husband, rock star Lex Ryder, isn't the father of the child she's carrying. When Ryder, also a client of MB Reps, disappears, Suzze begs Bolitar to find him. In the process, Bolitar catches a glimpse of his sister-in-law, Kitty, at a crowded nightclub, and begins a search for her and his estranged younger brother, Brad, whom he hasn't seen for 16 years. This explosively fast thriller will leave fans clamoring for more. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

#1 New York Times-bestselling author Harlan Coben proves once again that "nobody writes them better" in a thriller that asks a provocative question: Is a pretty lie better than the ugly truth?

Synopsis:

A Boston narcotic detective's search for his lost gun reveals a network of corruption and cover-up that reaches the highest levels of the city in this propulsive debut, first in an exciting new series in the tradition of Dennis Lehane and Robert Parker.

Synopsis:

At crime scenes, Eddy Harkness is a human Ouija board, a brilliant young detective with a knack for finding the hidden something—cash, drugs, guns, bodies. But Eddys swift rise in an elite narcotics unit is derailed by the death of a Red Sox fan in the chaos of a World Series win, a death some camera-phone-wielding witnesses believe he could have prevented. Scapegoated, Eddy is exiled to his hometown just outside Boston, where he empties parking meters and struggles to redeem his disgraced family name.

Then one night Harknesss police-issue Glock disappears. Unable to report the theft, Harkness starts a secret search—just as a string of fatal accidents lead him to uncover a new, dangerous smart drug, Third Rail. With only a plastic disc gun to protect him, Harkness begins a high-stakes investigation that leads him into the darkest corners of the city, where politicians and criminals intertwine to deadly effect.

With a textured sense of place, a nuanced protagonist, and a story that takes off from page one and culminates in a startling finale, Third Rail has all the elements of a breakout mystery success.

Synopsis:

Live Wire is a story as timely as it is unpredictable, drawing readers into a scandal that starts online—and explodes from there…

When former tennis star Suzze T and her rock star husband, Lex, encounter an anonymous Facebook post questioning the paternity of their unborn child, Lex runs off. Suzze, who is eight months pregnant, asks their agent, Myron Bolitar, to save her marriage—and perhaps her husbands life. But when Myron finds Lex, he also finds someone he wasnt looking for: his sister-in-law, Kitty, who, along with Myrons brother, abandoned the Bolitar family long ago.

As Myron races to locate his missing brother while their father clings to life, he must face the lies that led to the estrangement—including the ones told by Myron himself....

About the Author

International bestselling author Harlan Coben’s last seven novels, The Woods, Promise Me, The Innocent, Just One Look, No Second Chance, Gone for Good, and Tell No One have appeared at the top of all the major bestseller lists, including The New York Times, Book Sense, The Times (London), Le Monde, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as many others throughout the United States and the world.

A graduate of Amherst College, Harlan Coben was born and raised in New Jersey, where he still lives with his wife, Anne Armstrong-Coben. Harlan and Anne have four young children and two dogs.

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techeditor, October 24, 2011 (view all comments by techeditor)
LIVE WIRE by Harlan Coben is the tenth book in his Myron Bolitar series.

A few years ago I went to a Harlan Coben event in St. Joseph, Michigan. At that time he mentioned that he was considering ending this series. I spoke out from the audience to say, please don’t. He’s written two Myron Bolitar (with his indispensable friend Win) novels since then, so I guess he was listening.

But is this the last in the series?

As a former basketball great and now co-owner of an agency that represents sports and entertainment personalities, Myron is visited by a client, Suzze, former tennis star. She wants Myron to find her husband, Lex, rock star and also Myron’s client. Lex ran out on Suzze, pregnant and all, when he saw an anonymous post on Suzze’s Facebook page: “NOT HIS.”

Right off the bat this book disappoints. Who would take seriously an anonymous post on the Internet? Everyone knows that anyone can say anything on the Internet.

But if you just go with it and not think about that, LIVE WIRE does have Coben’s typical plot and subplot, twists and turns, and Win. So Myron Bolitar fans can count on that even if the book doesn't quite measure up to Coben's others.

Myron, who can’t help but become involved in his clients’ lives, finds Lex in a nightclub and, coincidentally, also finds his long-lost sister-in-law, Kitty. Or is it a coincidence?

Kitty, another former tennis star, is now a mess. She's a heroin junkie so far gone she’ll do anything, I mean ANYTHING, to get a fix. And she’s at this nightclub without Myron’s (also long-lost) brother, Brad. Where is he?

Myron’s father wants him to find out. One thing we love about Myron Bolitar is that he loves his parents. So Myron, in spite of great danger, finds out. After all, he has Win.

While Myron looks for Brad, Myron finds his 15-year-old nephew, Mickey. And, wouldn’t you know it, Mickey is tall like Myron and a basketball player.

Does this introduction to Mickey signal the end of the Myron series? Is Myron now retiring? Clues did seem to indicate that.

I love Myron, and I love that he’s getting older just like me. But I was afraid his age was Coben's reason to retire him. I know now I was wrong.

Lots of readers have loved this series, and I think many of them read this and were afraid of the same thing. We were not happy that Myron might have been banished to the sidelines in favor of a teenager.

While Coben did start a new series starring Mickey Bolitar, I hear lately that he plans to write another Myron book as well.
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zenpaladin, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by zenpaladin)
A new Myron Bolitar novel is always great news, and this one does not disappoint. Only wish the wait between books wasn't so long.
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OneMansView, May 9, 2011 (view all comments by OneMansView)
A somewhat tired effort

The best part of this mystery is the chance to get reacquainted with Myron Bolitar, former basketball star and co-owner of MB Reps, a firm that represents celebrities ��" mostly athletes and performers, and his very colorful crew. Win comes from old money with all the mannerisms of the genteel set which hides a self-possessed lethality that he is more than willing to employ, usually on Myron’s behalf. And there is Myron’s co-owner, Esperanza, a knockout and former wrestling champ. Lastly there is Big Cyndi, a huge girl with a dainty voice and a proclivity to wear spandex, who, as the receptionist for MB Reps, is guaranteed to shock unwitting clients.

The least desirable aspect of the book is that it stays mired in Myron’s past: his entertaining group, his long-standing clients, and his family ��" his parents and his estranged brother and family. The story begins with the urgent request of long-time client and ex tennis star, Suzze T, for Myron to locate her husband Lex Rider, another Myron client, and determine who wrote on her Facebook page a note suggesting that Lex is not the father of her child who is due in a matter of weeks.

The story actually revolves around unraveling events from fifteen years prior involving a band called HorsePower, of which Lex is still a member. Ever since a fateful night those many years ago, when an alleged band groupie fell to her death, the lead singer Gabriel Wire has become a total recluse. Not only Suzze, but Myron’s brother Brad and his wife Kitty, another flamed out tennis star, were connected to the band at that time.

Despite its indulgent nostalgic tendencies, the story is fairly fast-paced with a few interesting, even surprising, plot developments. However, even with the twists, the story never really grabs the reader. It is a bit of a study in how misunderstandings and secrets can play havoc in lives. In some respects the book reflects Myron: it is a tired, slightly distracted, effort.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780525952060
Author:
Coben, Harlan
Publisher:
NAL Trade
Author:
Flynn, Rory
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Myron Bolitar
Publication Date:
20131001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Edgar-winner Coben's 10th Myron Bolitar novel (after Long Lost) is a perfect 10: providing readers with new information about the past of the former athlete turned agent and owner of MB Reps; a satisfyingly complex mystery; and the always entertaining, sometimes shocking exploits of Bolitar's partner and friend, Windsor Horne Lockwood III (aka Win). Suzze Tervantino, a former tennis prodigy and one of Bolitar's first clients, visits his New York office and shows him a Facebook posting that suggests that her husband, rock star Lex Ryder, isn't the father of the child she's carrying. When Ryder, also a client of MB Reps, disappears, Suzze begs Bolitar to find him. In the process, Bolitar catches a glimpse of his sister-in-law, Kitty, at a crowded nightclub, and begins a search for her and his estranged younger brother, Brad, whom he hasn't seen for 16 years. This explosively fast thriller will leave fans clamoring for more. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , #1 New York Times-bestselling author Harlan Coben proves once again that "nobody writes them better" in a thriller that asks a provocative question: Is a pretty lie better than the ugly truth?
"Synopsis" by , A Boston narcotic detective's search for his lost gun reveals a network of corruption and cover-up that reaches the highest levels of the city in this propulsive debut, first in an exciting new series in the tradition of Dennis Lehane and Robert Parker.
"Synopsis" by ,
At crime scenes, Eddy Harkness is a human Ouija board, a brilliant young detective with a knack for finding the hidden something—cash, drugs, guns, bodies. But Eddys swift rise in an elite narcotics unit is derailed by the death of a Red Sox fan in the chaos of a World Series win, a death some camera-phone-wielding witnesses believe he could have prevented. Scapegoated, Eddy is exiled to his hometown just outside Boston, where he empties parking meters and struggles to redeem his disgraced family name.

Then one night Harknesss police-issue Glock disappears. Unable to report the theft, Harkness starts a secret search—just as a string of fatal accidents lead him to uncover a new, dangerous smart drug, Third Rail. With only a plastic disc gun to protect him, Harkness begins a high-stakes investigation that leads him into the darkest corners of the city, where politicians and criminals intertwine to deadly effect.

With a textured sense of place, a nuanced protagonist, and a story that takes off from page one and culminates in a startling finale, Third Rail has all the elements of a breakout mystery success.

"Synopsis" by ,
Live Wire is a story as timely as it is unpredictable, drawing readers into a scandal that starts online—and explodes from there…

When former tennis star Suzze T and her rock star husband, Lex, encounter an anonymous Facebook post questioning the paternity of their unborn child, Lex runs off. Suzze, who is eight months pregnant, asks their agent, Myron Bolitar, to save her marriage—and perhaps her husbands life. But when Myron finds Lex, he also finds someone he wasnt looking for: his sister-in-law, Kitty, who, along with Myrons brother, abandoned the Bolitar family long ago.

As Myron races to locate his missing brother while their father clings to life, he must face the lies that led to the estrangement—including the ones told by Myron himself....

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