“Is a pretty lie better than the ugly truth?” White lies, little lies, big lies–all meant to keep someone out of trouble, but in Myron Bolitar’s case they lead to big trouble. Myron can never turn away when someone asks for his help. He’s a sucker for a client and will stop at nothing to find the answers.
Since “Deal Breaker” in 1995, readers have seen Myron grow from a broken former basketball star into a man accustomed to tragedy, struggles, and as befits a good ending, conquering evil in his world. His best friend, Win, always the enabler, comes through for him as needed whether it is defending him in a fight, rescuing him from a beating, or providing comic relief during a tense situation (actually that part may be more for the readers).
Myron has become a fan favorite. He’s become a family friend—someone you wish you could call on when you need a favor. Ever loyal, he’s always available for his friends and clients so when Suzze T comes waddling in his office, eight months pregnant, begging for help to find her rock star husband and whoever made an anonymous Facebook posting questioning the paternity of her child, Myron couldn’t help but say yes.
Harlan Coben has a knack for grabbing his readers with one sentence and stringing them along with twists, turns and surprises. You won’t rest until you’ve made sure everything turns out okay in the end, so does it turn out okay this time? Pick up a copy for yourself, take a three hour break and read it. However, if you haven’t read any of the previous Bolitar novels, I suggest you read those first because, unlike previous books, you’ll need some background information about Myron and Win.
Coben is my favorite author of all time. From character development to the twists and turns of each novel, Coben will have you hooked. I have read all of Coben’s books and none have ever disappointed me. As soon as the final page is read and the book is closed, I eagerly await the release of the next book. I don’t know how much longer Myron Bolitar will hang around, but I know that when he’s gone I will miss him as if he was a member of my own family. Coben never fails to deliver a page-turning story filled with suspense. “Live Wire” is currently at #9 on the New York Times’ bestseller list. Look for it to move on up the list.
Harlan Coben lives in New Jersey with his wife, Anne Armstrong-Coben MD and their four children. His books are published in 40 different languages and he is the winner of numerous awards, including the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award, first author to win all three. He was twice nominated for the Dilys Award by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. His novels have been PEOPLE Magazine Page-Turners of the Week and a Publishers Weekly Best of the Year pick. He is the first writer in over a decade to be invited to write fiction for the New York Times’ op-ed page.