Monday 11 December 2017

Review: Live Wire by Harlan Coben

Orion Books, £18.99

Myron Bolivar is a talent agent representing some of the biggest stars in the worlds of sport, rock music and Hollywood, including former tennis star Suzze T and her rock star husband Lex Ryder, one half of the legendary band HorsePower.

When Suzze walks into his office, eight months pregnant and in tears, he immediately agrees to track down her missing husband and find the source of the Facebook rumour that her baby was not fathered by Lex.

With the help of his business partner Esperanza and his multi-millionaire friend Windsor Horne Lockwood III, better known as Win, Myron enters the seedy world of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.

Here he runs into someone he never expected to see again, his sister-in-law Kitty, who ran off with his brother Brad 16 years before. When Kitty does a disappearing act too, Milton now has two people to find and also has to deal with a ruthless drug ring boss. Things become even more difficult when Myron's father suffers a heart attack.

Dedicated fans of the former basketball star turned sports agent and super-sleuth may well enjoy the intimate new revelations about Myron's family and his fractious relationship with his estranged younger brother, but this latest Bolivar adventure, though admittedly packed with high-adrenaline action, really does stretch credulity to breaking point.

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