In #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer's new thriller, death is just another way to disappear.Two hours outside of Washington, DC is the mortuary for the U.S. government's most top-secret and high profile cases. America's most important funeral home. To work there, mortician Jim "Zig" Zwicharowski has one rule: never let a case get personal. But when a new body arrives--of young female sergeant Nola Brown, who was a childhood friend of Zig's daughter--Zig can't help himself. Looking closely at Nola's body, he realizes immediately: this isn't Nola. Indeed, his daughter's friend is still alive. And on the run. Zig's discovery reveals a sleight of hand being played at the highest levels of power--and traces back through history to a man named Harry Houdini. "Nola, you were right. Keep running."...
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|Number of Pages||:||416 pages|
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The Escape Artist Reviews
Very intense, often graphic story of a mortician at Dover who feels that it is his mission to make the military dead as presentable as he can for the families. Zig is devastated when he is given the job of preparing an airplane crash victim, only to realize that as a girl, she had saved Zig's daughter from serious injury if not death.
What he finds as the story continues is that nothing is as it seems. There were all kinds of twists & turns that I never saw coming up to and including the end.
I really enjoyed this book. It's my first book from this author and can't wait to read another.
I can never get enough of his books. So glad they don’t come out every3 months and are well written but I want more stories....I am so very thankful for 20 years of Brads books
I read it all the way through because I am trying to get a jump on my reading goal while life is slow. The buzz was that this was going to be a breakout novel for Meltzer. High profile blurbs on the cover. Nola being compared to Salander....blah blah blah...
PUH-LEASE! Marketing just...just stop!
Okay, what do Nola and Salander have in common? There is some ability that sets them apart. They were abused as children. They are antisocial. Well, gee.
Let's make something clear. No one can do Salander ...more
Interesting characters abound in this novel. The protagonist seems to be Jim “Zig” Zigarowski who works as a mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Nola Brown is an Army Sergeant First Class, just twenty-six, and works as the artist-in-resident at Fort Belvoir, VA. Zig and Nola have a “connection” of sorts that goes back many years when Nola was a child. Turns out she saved Zig’s daughter, a good thing then but not a good thing now because it gives Zig serious guilt feelings about his c ...more
Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves you in suspense.
It is a great story with three unique leading characters. You will dive deeply into SSG Nola Brown's character. Her cruel father guardian and the man that feels he owes her.
But beyond the story you' ...more
I can’t even finish it.
Brad Meltzer's The Escape Artist has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I've enjoyed reading his Culper Ring series and expected this title to be a thrilling, high energy read with a nugget of American history that makes the reader wonder what other conspiracies our government could be hiding. The Escape Artist did not disappoint.
The Escape Artist introduces us to a civilian mortician, Jim Zigarowski BKA Zig. Zig gets word that a body has been shipped to the morgue bearing the same nam ...more