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Live Wire

Myron Bolitar Series

By Harlan Coben

Live Wire
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2011,
    384 pages.

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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.

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"Myron tackles a different sort of hidden mysteries—those deeply embedded within himself and other family members. Fans will enjoy the change of focus and wonder how Coben will re-create his hero in his next adventure." - Library Journal

"Starred Review. This explosively fast thriller will leave fans clamoring for more." - Publishers Weekly

"[T]his is the most conventional of Myron's recent cases, heavy with cheesy cliffhangers and eye-popping coincidences." - Kirkus

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Harlan Coben Author Biography

Harlan Coben was born and raised in New Jersey.  After graduating from Amherst College as political science major, he worked in the travel industry. He now lives in New Jersey with his wife, Anne Armstrong-Coben MD, a pediatrician, and their four children.

Coben is the first author to win all three of the most coveted literary awards: the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award.  His books include the Myron Bolitar series, as well as other standalone novels, including Play Dead, Miracle Cure. Tell No One, Gone for Good, No Second Chance, Just One Look, The Innocent, The Wods, Hold Tight, and Caught. Harlan Coben's books have been published in more than twenty-two languages. 

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