Monday, March 26, 2012

Live Wire - by Harlan Coben

Live Wire is Harlan Coben's tenth Myron Bolitar novel.  If the series is new to you, Myron is a former basketball star, whose professional career was ended by injury before it really began.  Now he is an an agent with amazingly trouble prone clients.  His friend and partner, Win (Windsor Horne Lockwood III) is wealthy, preppy, and deceptively lethal.  His other partner, Esperanza, is a former lady wrestler (Little Pocahontas) and her former partner, Big Cindy (Big Chief Mama), also works for the firm.

In this installment of the series, pregnant former tennis star and client Suzze T. comes to Myron for help investigating an anonymous Facebook post claiming that her rock star husband Lex is not the father.  In classic fashion, Myron meddles with the best of intentions, but uncovers much more than he expected, including the sighting of his sister-in-law Kitty, married to his estranged brother.

For me, this quick-paced thriller was an enjoyable page turner.  This book includes a number of different story lines.  While, in my opinion, such an approach often detracts, Coben masterfully weaves and intertwines them to wonderful effect.  At the end of this book, he also drops on the reader what appears to signal a bold shift in the direction of this series.  Make sure you don't miss it.

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