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from FictionZeal.com re: Live Wire (Myron Bolitar #10) by Harlan Coben

Live Wire - Harlan Coben

At the open, Myron’s father is in the hospital in serious condition and Myron reflects back upon a lie he told his father many years before. That lie becomes his focus for at least part of the story. His client in this edition is Suzze T, a tennis great. She’s been on the sidelines recently because she’s eight months pregnant. She’s married to Lex, a rock star and also a client of Myron’s. He’s gone missing since someone maliciously posted on Suzze’s Facebook page that the baby is not his. What begins as a search for Lex becomes mixed with the return of Myron’s drug-addicted sister-in-law, Kitty, and the continued absence of his brother, Brad. Before long, it appears that it may all be related.

If there is a silver lining for Myron, it is that he finally meets his fifteen-year-old nephew, Mickey, for the first time. However, that first meeting was anything but pleasant. There are a lot of secrets being held by all parties. Myron has to wade through what is truth and what is a lie. As the danger level rises, he pulls in Windsor (Win) Horne Lockwood, III, his preppy-looking friend who is a sixth-degree black belt holder in Tae Kwon Do.

This is the 10th and as far as I can tell the final Myron Bolitar novel.  I say that with sadness because I have loved the Myron series. I’ve loved the development of the main characters over time. The reason I tend to think it is the last is because there have been no new offerings in this series since this one which was published in 2011. Also the ending, which I obviously cannot give away, had a different and almost a final closure to it. Now, if readers need their ‘Myron fix’, they need to continue reading Coben’s YA Mickey Bolitar series. Myron makes appearances in the Mickey series. I’ll miss the mixture of those lovable and true-to-life characters, Win, Esperanza, Big Cyndi, and even Zorra.  Rating: 4 out of 5.