Friday, June 10, 2011

Live Wire - Harlan Coben

Many readers have come to know Harlan Coben through the stand alone thrillers he writes - most of which are bestsellers. And really really good. But he also writes a great series featuring recurring character Myron Bolitar  - a sports and entertainment rep who is also a lawyer - and his sidekick the enigmatic Win.hi  Win is a very dapper, very wealthy, very scary kind of guy.

Live Wire finds Myron dealing with problems much closer to home than ever before. His estranged brother's wife ends up on a video in a club, showing her shooting up and more. When Myron approaches her she runs.  Two of his high profile clients - Lex, a musician and Suzze, a tennis star. are expecting their first child. But Lex has disappeared and online postings insist the child isn't Lex's. As he digs deeper, he finds an unlikely connection between the two mysteries.

This is a fun series. The witty banter between Win and Myron is amusing. It's an unusual pairing that really works. Myron's ability to get himself in (and sometimes out) of problems using his silver tongue is always entertaining. The cases themselves are well plotted and move quickly. In Live Wire though, we get to see beneath the shiny surface of Myron and see some emotional underbelly.

A great set of recurring characters to get hooked on. Read an excerpt of Live Wire.

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Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

Hmm I'm new to this, though it seems fairly popular. I might have to check it out!

bermudaonion said...

I've read one Myron Bolitar book and loved it. I need to explore more of the series. Did you know Coben has a YA book that features Mickey Bolitar coming out in September?

Dolly said...

I wasn't aware of a series!

Luanne said...

Pam - it kind of reminds me of the Spencer/Hawk dynamic

Kathy - no I didn't! What a great idea - I'll have to check it out for sure.

Dolly - try it, you'll like it!