Review: LIVE WIRE by Harlan Coben

Live Wire

Harlan Coben

Penguin Group



371 pages

Reviewed by Kerri Worley

In this entertaining thriller, Myron Bolitar is in place as the very likeable sports agent who always has his client’s best interest at heart. Even though he is a successful and talented agent, he doesn’t take himself too seriously and quickly wins your heart as the good guy. He’s no James Bond even though he has all kinds of tricks up his sleeve and always lands on his feet when things grow rough. HIs job as sports agent is a very limited title considering all that he does for his clients. Specifically, he started out trying to patch up a marriage after a client was accused of infidelity but quickly was wrapped up in a budding mystery with many twists and turns.

This is a page turner that I had a hard time putting down. The reader learns of the twists and turns only when Myron does so every page is full of clues and tidbits of information that point to who is trying to break up the marriage. The limited characters gave Coben a chance to really delve into their specific characteristics and allow you to feel you know them personally. He is portrayed as a tough kind of guy but you find that he loves his family and friends and would do anything to protect them; no matter how dangerous. Myron’s fiance’ is working out of the country which gives the story the touch of romance that it needs. He is truly in love with her and finds himself missing her and craving to hear her voice.

Myron’s constitution is greatly tested when the wife of his estranged brother shows up in an odd place and is obviously in danger. Again, he proves that family, no matter what the circumstances, is very important to him and deserves his attention. He goes through great paces to track her down and to hopefully be reunited with his brother meet his nephew. Of course it all is entertwined so the sister in law leads him to the answers for which he has been searching.

I highly recommend this book and hope to catch some of the ones that I have missed from this talented author.


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