Mickey Bolitar?s year can?t get much worse. After witnessing his father?s death and sending his mom to rehab, he?s forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools.A new school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley. For a while, it seems like Mickey?s train wreck of a life is finally improving ? until Ashley vanishes without a trace. Unwilling to let another person walk out of his life, Mickey follows Ashley?s trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that this seemingly sweet, shy girl isn?t who she claimed to be. And neither was Mickey?s father. Soon, Mickey learns about a conspiracy so shocking that it makes high school drama seem like a luxury ? and leaves him questioning everything about the life he thought he knew.First introduced to readers in Harlan Coben?s latest adult novel, Live Wire, Mickey Bolitar is as quick-witted and clever as his uncle Myron, and eager to go to any length to save the people he cares about.
Death, disappearance, and conspiracies swirl around 15-year-old Mickey Bolitar like dry ice at a metal show. After spending his whole life globetrotting with his parents, Mickey finally gets to live in America and have a blessedly run-of-the-mill teen existence. Naturally, things fall apart pretty quickly. Not only does Mickey see his dad's fatal car crash, but his mother's grief-stricken drug addiction sends her to rehab, leaving him alone. Despite being forced to live with his Uncle Myron, who Mickey can't stand, things start looking up when he meets a nice girl named Ashley. However, when Ashley disappears, Mickey finds himself pulled into a world of sleaze and violence that is somehow also connected to his father. This is the first book in a young adult series, an off-shoot of Harlan Coben's bestselling adult thriller series starring Myron Bolitar, which includes LIVE WIRE, where Mickey originally appeared. This is the first book in the Mickey Bolitar mystery series for young adults.
- Juvenile Fiction
- Law + Crime, Action + Adventure / General, Mysteries + Detective Stories
- 9-12 years
- August 21, 2012
- August 21, 2012
- Harlan Coben
- Nick Podehl (Narrator)