When former tennis star Suzze T and her rock star husband, Lex, encounter an anonymous Facebook post questioning the paternity of their unborn child, Lex runs off, and Suzze - at eight months pregnant - asks Myron to save her marriage, and perhaps her husband's life. But when he finds Lex, he... read more
The #1 New York Times bestseller Harlan Coben returns, with a Myron Bolitar thriller unlike any other. 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... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
The #1 New York Times bestseller Harlan Coben returns, with a Myron Bolitar thriller unlike any other. 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, and the brother who abandoned the family years ago resurfaces-with danger following close behind. Myron is soon forced to confront deep secrets in Suzze's past, his family's mortality-and before Live Wire is over, his own.
“But after a decade-plus of leading a night lifestyle so hedonistic it would have made Caligula envious, Esperanza had stopped cold, gotten married to the uberstraight Tom, and had a son named Hector. She went from Lindsay Lohan to Carol Brady in 4.5 seconds.”Myron Bolitar
“Her makeup looked as though it'd been applied by laying a sixty-four box of Crayolas on her face and turning up the head lamp.”Myron Bolitar
“Wire can't sing a lick, but his smile could unsnap a bra from thirty paces.”Frank Ache
We are often told during times of bereavement that time heals all wounds. That’s crap. In truth, you are devastated, you mourn, you cry to the point where you think you’ll never stop—and then you reach a stage where the survival instinct takes over. You stop. You simply won’t or can’t let yourself “go there” anymore because the pain was too great. You block. You deny. But you don’t really heal.Highlighted by 84 Kindle customers
Good things are rare. They are to be cherished because they always leave us too soon.”Highlighted by 81 Kindle customers
We all have our scars and torment and ghosts. We all walk around and smile and pretend everything is okay. We are polite to strangers and share the road with them and stand in line at the supermarket and we manage to disguise the hurt and desperation. We work hard and make plans and more often than not, that all goes to hell.Highlighted by 65 Kindle customers
The ugliest truth, a friend once told Myron, is still better than the prettiest of lies.Highlighted by 63 Kindle customers
“The great thing about the Internet: It gives everyone a voice. The bad thing about the Internet: It gives everyone a voice.”Highlighted by 63 Kindle customers
We were good parents, I guess. Most are. Most are trying their best and if they make mistakes, it’s from trying too hard. But the truth is, we parents are at the most, say, auto mechanics. We can tune up the car and make sure it has the proper fluids. We can keep it running, check the oil, make sure it is road ready. But the car is still the car. When the car comes in, it’s already a Jaguar or Toyota or Prius. You can’t turn a Toyota into a Jaguar.”Highlighted by 51 Kindle customers
“We have a tendency to believe good things will last forever. It is in our nature.Highlighted by 48 Kindle customers
Win Golf Credo #12: It is perfectly acceptable to stink at golf. It is not perfectly acceptable to stink slowly.Highlighted by 41 Kindle customers
What we so admire and call “single-minded dedication” was really “obsessive self-involvement.” What in that exactly is admirable?Highlighted by 33 Kindle customers
“I would do anything to protect you”—he almost glanced outside, having proved the point mere minutes ago—“but the best way to do that is to let you make your own mistakes. A mistake-proof life is not worth living.”Highlighted by 30 Kindle customers
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