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Author: Harlan Coben Narrator: Steven Weber Publisher: Brilliance Audio Audio Length: Series:The Myron Bolitar Series Release Date: March 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781441895318

Publisher Description

Harlan Coben has risen to the top of bestseller lists worldwide, attracting voracious audiences for his peerless novels of domestic suspense as well as those featuring his fan-favorite sports agent, Myron Bolitar. Now in Live Wire, he offers a knock-your-socks-off novel that will electrify all his fans: Myron’s family takes center stage.

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; the brother who abandoned them all those years ago is in trouble; and Myron’s teenage nephew needs an authority figure. 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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  • “Rich and compelling.”

    - Associated Press
  • “Coben spares his reader no emotional extreme…A fast-moving action tale.”

    - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • “Live Wire is a stunning achievement in all respects—everything a thriller, and a novel, is supposed to be.”

    - Providence Journal
  • “Delivers a deceptively complex plot and illustrates why Myron is such an intriguing character…Coben…deftly shows that he has more stories to tell about his long-running character.”

    - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
  • “One of Coben’s most exciting and multidimensional tales yet…Gripping.”

    - Columbus Dispatch
  • “Coben’s tenth Myron Bolitar novel is a perfect 10: providing readers with new information about the past of the former athlete turned agent and owner of MB Reps; a satisfyingly complex mystery…This explosively fast thriller will leave fans clamoring for more.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Awards

  • Winner of the 2010 RBA International Thriller Prize
  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " His books read so fast that sometimes I feel cheated out that they don't last longer. "

    - Robert, 2/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " i'm wondering is this the last myron bolitar book? "

    - Melissa, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really liked this book, but I like Coben's characters in these books. This is a Myron Bolitar book, with his friend Winn. The story keeps you guessing, and the plot is very intriging. Loved it. One of his better books for sure. "

    - Diane, 2/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " For the first half I thought it's ok Coben is ending Myron and Win's series. I'm ready for it to be over. I mean, Myron just keeps getting himself and others into trouble with nothing but the best of intentions. Over, and over, and over again. But by the end it had me, just like all the other books. Even caught myself thinking maybe I'd check out the Mickey series just to get glimpses of Myron every now and again. I really can't start another series right now. I can't. "

    - Abby, 1/29/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " anything by Coben is worth the read "

    - Joann, 1/29/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Change is the theme for the latest edition of the life and times of Myron Bolitar...from the beginning in Deal Breaker to this newest one, Coban has created wonderful characters that drive the entire series...the whole gang is included as they are drawn into an affair that meshes the personal with the professional...fun read as always....a real winner again!!! "

    - Mark, 1/25/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fast-paced mystery. Colorful characters. Explosive writing. "

    - Sharon, 1/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " If you love Coben's Myron Bolitar character and series, then this "finale" will not disappoint. What a great ending to a wonderful series. I'll miss the whole crew: Myron, Win, Esperanza, Big Cyndi, El-Al, etc. "

    - Ray, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another great Coben book "

    - Darlene, 12/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The suspense was there, but the plot was a convoluted mess. This may be the end of Myron Bolitar. His sports rep firm gets sold and he pretty much parts ways with his "partners". Only time will tell the fate of these great characters. "

    - Joe, 12/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I have read several of the Myron Bolitar books and enjoyed them all. This one was fast paced, and the ending came as a surprise unlike many other books. I wouldn't read this one first though - if you are considering this book, go back and build some background with the others first. "

    - Kristy, 12/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another great book where you didn't see that one coming... Kudos Harlan! "

    - Mo, 11/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This book was extremely slow and not his best work. "

    - Frank, 4/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I could spend all day reading Coben's books. Used to think his stand alones were the best but the last few Myron books have jumped right in there! Lee child, Robert Parker, Harlen Coben!! "

    - Mich, 2/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " excellent just like all coben books with a good story and complex plot, full of unecpected twists.however,I had the feeling there was a cliffhanger in the end..that the story might,has or will continue and that not all has been said yet....or what has been said is not the whole truth...it might turn "

    - Petra, 1/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Not much of a detective novel fan but occasionally I try just in case. This is a very so so book. "

    - Susan-k, 11/16/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " i realized after about three pages how much i missed the bolitar series. if you've read the previous books and are a Coben fan you'll enjoy this one as well. lots of similar characters including of course myron and win. lots of twists and turns and coben fun. definetely reccomend. enjoy... "

    - Freddy, 8/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Wow! I can't believe how much I disliked this book. One character after another who was a total jerk. A gaggle of Big Cyndie fat jokes. Two stoners who wonder aloud about grains of sand on a beach. A dud of a plot. I've enjoyed several Harlan Coben books but this was just awful. "

    - Dave, 7/8/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I am a real fan of Myron Bolitar stories. This was another good one that has added an interesting new character. I look forward to reading more about him! "

    - Madeline, 7/5/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Harlan Coben never disappoints! I loved this book as much as or more than his others and I can't wait to read his next. "

    - Jessica, 6/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " ...another find from my AZ library's new/best seller table (LOVE this library!! So much more than in TX) and am giving it a try... "

    - Sandee, 12/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I quit reading at page 30. I do not like the "super hip" style of lingo. I find some of Coben's books to be interesting; but this one definitely did not do it for me! I doubt that I will read any more of the Myron Bolitar series in the future. "

    - Will, 12/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another great book:) "

    - Allison, 10/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " last ?? (or at least the latest) in the Myron Bolitar series. Enjoyed, but seemed like it was written to wrap up the Myron series and start on the Mickey series. "

    - Sona, 10/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " havent read him in a wire - will need to go back and pick them up again "

    - Sian, 5/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is true Harlen Coben. All the words, paragraphs and sentences lead to the final ending. Short enough to read in a couple of days. It's always refreshing to see the dark and mysterious Win in his rich-kid role and in his dark-avenger role. Myron is the mediator as usual. "

    - April, 5/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I am listening to this book with earphones (mp3 player) while I walk on the treadmill. "

    - Vicki, 5/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of the best mysteries that I have read in a very, very long time. "

    - Marcy, 5/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love this series! His books are always good. "

    - Meg, 5/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I always enjoy the Myron Bolitar series. This one has many twists and turns and introduces a nephew. Coban is beginning a series about this character that is geared toward the younger generation. "

    - Jann, 5/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Didn't disappoint! Love this author and his Myron Bolitar/Win series. "

    - Ellen, 5/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Excellent as usual. How does he do it? Every time I read one of his books I always think that this time it won't be as good, but it always is. Fabulous. "

    - Patti, 5/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Always a good light read. Love the characters, good twist in the tale. Great travel book. "

    - Teryl, 5/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really liked this book, but am left wondering if this is the end of Myron Bolitar?????? "

    - Kathleele, 5/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 3.5 stars: Typical Myron Bolitar book - quick read, good story line, characters a bit far-fetched but also showing some depth, with some darker plot twists. "

    - Pam, 5/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Coben maintains his snap with Winsdor Horne Lockwood III and his crackle with Esperanza, but this story’s ending produces a pop, which places this novel amongst Coben's best. "

    - Hapzydeco, 5/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Love Harlan Coben books. This series is fun too since you care about Myron and his friends. This book has some nice humor too, in middle of the grit, and current things like checking people out on Facebook, which is fun to read. "

    - Laurie, 5/10/2011

About the Author

Harlan Coben is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of the world’s leading storytellers. His suspense novels are published in forty-five languages and have been number one bestsellers in more than a dozen countries, with seventy-five million books in print worldwide. His Myron Bolitar series has earned the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony Awards, and many of his books have been developed into Netflix series, including his adaptation of The Stranger, headlined by Richard Armitage, and The Woods.

About the Narrator

Steven Weber is an Earphones Award–winning narrator who has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best narration. As an actor, he made his film debut in 1984 in The Flamingo Kid and has since acted in numerous films and television series, including Wings and The Shining. He has also appeared in many stage productions, including National Anthems and the Broadway musical The Producers.