Over the years, Myron Bolitar has walked a tight rope between sports agent, friend, problem solver and private eye, his big heart quick to defend his clients' interests so fiercely that he can't help but jump in to save them, no matter the cost to his own happiness. So when former tennis star Suzze T and her rock star husband, Lex, encounter an ...
Over the years, Myron Bolitar has walked a tight rope between sports agent, friend, problem solver and private eye, his big heart quick to defend his clients' interests so fiercely that he can't help but jump in to save them, no matter the cost to his own happiness. So 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, and Suzze - at eight months pregnant - asks Myron to save her marriage, and perhaps her husband's life. But when he finds Lex, he also finds two people he wasn't looking for: his sister-in-law, Kitty, wife of Myron's estranged brother, and her teenage son, Mickey, who is achingly familiar. But this boy that he has never met blames Myron for everything that has happened to his parents...As Myron races to locate his missing brother while their father clings to life after a savage heart-attack, he must face the lies that led to the estrangement long ago - including the ones told by Myron himself. He must also answer the questions that Mickey's arrival has thrown up. Who is Myron Bolitar really? And can he heal the damage of the past? We thought we knew Myron, but Harlan Coben now shows us we never did. An electric, stay-up-all night thriller that unfolds at a breakneck pace, Live Wire proves that Coben still has the ability to shock us anew.
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Publishers Weekly, 2011-01-31 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.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Publishers Weekly, 2011-06-27 It's no surprise that Steven Weber, a familiar TV presence (Wings, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) who specializes in glib, wisecracking characters, would be a perfect fit for both Coben's protagonist, witty sports superagent, Myron Bolitar, and his droll partner, the suave sociopath Windsor Horne Lockwood III. The investigation into the drug overdose death of a tennis star client takes a painfully personal turn for Myron. Along with the jokes, puns, and banter, the author puts his hero through the most grueling emotional roller-coaster of his 11-book story arc, with his estranged brother missing, his sister-in-law on heroin, his teenage offspring despising him, and his father suffering a possibly fatal heart attack. Weber handles Myron's mood swings and meditations effortlessly, matches Win's smugness and odd moments of friendship, and effectively creates a full cast of characters, including series regulars Esperanza, Big Cyndi, and the elder Bolitars, with vocal versatility. A Dutton hardcover. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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