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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

LIVE WIRE by Harlan Coben

Last year his book CAUGHT was another 
#1 New York Times Bestseller
 and my top choice for Best Suspense/Thriller for 2010. 
 I couldn't wait to get this new novel in my hands!!!!

Published by DUTTON
A Division of Penguin Group
10th Myron Bolitar Novel
ISBN-10: 0525952063
ISBN-13: 978-0525952060

We first met Myron Bolitar back in 1995 in the book Deal Breaker.  He was an athlete knocked out of the game by an injury right before his first professional start so he became a Sports Agent to keep him in the game if only from the sidelines.  But he was more than an agent, he was a friend, a confidant, a problem solver, and a guy with an enormous heart that to protect his clients he also eventually becomes a private eye.  

With the help of his friends, Windsor Horne Lockwood III (Win), and two gals who were a former tag team with the Fabulous Ladies Of Wrestling (FLOW), MB Reps has grown into a firm that not only handles athletes, but authors, actors, artists, and musicians.

In this book we learn more about Myron's family and his past as he is forced to deal with some family issues.  He is also trying to help former tennis star Suzze T (Trevantino) and rock star husband Lex get to the bottom of a paternity issue being posed about their unborn child on a Facebook page.  Myron also learns that his family issues and these baby issues are intertwined in a way that leads him down a very dangerous path as he tries to find the truth that has been hidden for more than 15 years. 

If you have read the previous 9 Myron Bolitar novels and you think you know Myron Bolitar you will realize early into this book that you didn't know him at all.

Harlan Coben is by far the best author ever of the suspense thriller. He grabs you from the first word and like the title of one of his previous novels HOLD(s on) TIGHT until the very last word and leaves you wanting more.  The difference between this novel and others in this series is than we learn more about Myron Bolitar than we ever have before and Coben ties it into the latest mystery brilliantly.  What starts out as a simple question of who posted the anonymous Facebook comment builds into the thriller Coben is famous for, and brings to light the things Bolitar has kept hidden or to himself in the other books.

This is definitely a book you will want to read in one sitting, so plan accordingly and be prepared for a few surprises.  This book proves than even Harlan Coben still has plenty up his sleeve to thrill and entertain us.  Coben himself is the LIVE WIRE!!!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the Dutton, A Division of the Penguin Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


jackie b central texas said...

I think this one sounds good, have not read much of Coben lately and put Book #10 in the series on my wishing to read... Thanks for the heads up Lori, glad you pointed this one out because I really would love to read more on the personal story of the character of Myron Bolitar!

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Marce said...

This is another author I really want to try. I didn't realise he did series, I prefer stand alones so I will start with one of those.

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

I'm rather certain that I've read a previous Coben title (quite some time ago), but your review lets me know that I need to get some new ones, especially this one, on my shelves!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Good to know that these are just as good as his stand alones. i have not read this series. Thanks for letting me know about them in more detail.

mohit said...

Must be an enjoyable read Live Wire (Myron Bolitar) by Harlan Coben. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and orignal, this book is going in by "to read" list.